Weekly Partner Update 4 – Yanie (Marketing Exec)

This week was a bit of a struggle mentally for me. I think it was my body telling me that I’m overworking myself and need to take a step back. No more super long shifts for Yanie, I have to learn to pace myself and take breaks. Too many times I have caught myself eating during my lunch break. It’s called a break for a reason, I have to remember this. Plus, if I overwork myself constantly, the work I produce won’t be good and no one wants shitty work. 

Tuesday was a struggle for me so I told myself to take it super easy with the workload and start fresh on Wednesday. Hopped on a quick call and did some work but I made sure to spend the rest of the day relaxing, and setting myself straight so I won’t let myself reach this point again. It’s all a learning experience, and I have to get myself back on track and in the work routine. I’ve spent too long not working. I’m not used to a workload again, especially remote, but as time goes on I’ll get the hang of it and figure out what works best for me. I hit a bit of a bump in the road with a client as the work I produced was not what was expected so I spent the day trying to figure it all out. I felt bad as I feel like I failed the client, but we are all learning as we go along with this project, I just have to tell myself that it won’t be perfect the first time.

I spent the rest of the week working on a bunch of content writing tasks. I need to be careful with taking on a lot of various content tasks though because I’m afraid I’ll burn out and end up disliking it, which I do not want as I am enjoying it thus far. I went from not having a lot to do to an overwhelming amount of work in less than 24 hours. Stressful times alright but I organised myself and got to it. What I find hardest though is taking on a bunch of new tasks but then having to put them all on pause before even starting them to work on something else. I feel bad as I said I’d do the other tasks but can’t do them quite yet. I don’t like feeling like I’m making people wait for me. Frankly, I’m just too hard on myself, I need to cut it out and know that people won’t kill me as long as I update them with my work. 

Like the previous Wednesdays, I hit the gym as a way to clear my head and right now with everything going on it’s really the only thing I have going on consistent in my life. It was a struggle getting there as I was super lazy in the morning but once I got there it felt great. Also! The next morning I wasn’t as sore as the previous weeks so progress! Unfortunate though at the same time as rumour has it London will be going back on lockdown which means no more gym. I will just have to get the routines so I can do them at home. I need to make sure that I actually do them too and not just tell myself! 

Thursday I had my performance review with Federica which went well thankfully! All good news, a nice breeze and casual conversation. Per usual, I asked to sign myself up for more work. I seriously need help haha. I’m too curious but I keep forgetting how much I already have on my plate and need to do. I want to help others and learn, but I have to remember, I’m only one person too. I have to learn how to take it one step at a time. 

Spent Friday taking a crack at all the new tasks I had, writing, training videos, meetings, and of course the team meeting, which is always fun! This weekly update sounds super depressing. I know haha, it wasn’t horrible. I can promise you that, just a small rough patch. As I said before though, it’s all a learning experience, and as time goes on, I’ll learn what’s best for me and my work schedule, but no more 10 hour shifts! Absolutely maddening. 

Written by Yanie Digital Marketing Executive

As a digital marketing executive! I hop around Pearl Lemon and it’s various clients, assisting the rest of the team with marketing tasks!

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