Drew’s writing assignment provided an interesting learning experience as we pondered the concept of "you are what you eat". Of course, I could not resist the opportunity for a life lesson for my impressionable 11 year old so I launched into a heartfelt and convincing speech. I told him that consumption is not only physical (body) but is also mental (mind). Eating Twinkies is much like spending time staring at a TV screen or even worse, hanging out with one of those people who suck the life out of you. (You know who I am talking about). Let’s look more closely.
Here is an excerpt from Drew’s paper:
Looking at this from the mental "you are what you eat" perspective, filling your brain with crap, chemicals or toxic people will result in similar damage to your well being. I recently read an article that describes toxic people in the following way:
Given that description, I think I would rather eat Twinkies.
It is important to be on your game when you are engaging in something as important as a job search or career change. My 20+ years of experience in the Indianapolis Staffing industry have taught me that every single thing you can do to set yourself up for success each day will contribute to getting you where you want to go personally and professionally. As a mom so of course I am going to tell you to start your day with a healthy breakfast and if/when you get bombarded by negativity as you go about your day, learn to walk away. These are fundamental rules of engagement whether you are job hunting or working.
But here is one you did not expect me to say…
Celebrate your victories now and then. Pat yourself on the back when you get that job. Reward yourself when you have a great day at work. Have an ice cream cone or a beer or a bag of cheese curls. Heck, even have a Twinkie if you can stomach it! Everything in moderation, but never forget that "you are what you eat" and you become what you consume – physically and mentally, so surround yourself with good food and good friends as often as you can. I promise it will help you as hiring trends improve. Don’t forget to add to your diet a visit to our That’s Good HR website to see how we can help you with your mental consumption of information about Central Indiana jobs.