COVID 19 – Daily Drives Day 8: Career Wellbeing

–Do not think, say, do, or post anything negative

Every single person has a story that will break your heart. And if you’re paying attention, many people… have a story that will bring you to your knees. Nobody rides for free.

~ Brené Brown

‘May grace and peace be multiplied to you, being born again with a living hope, guarded through faith for salvation, because you have been grieved by various trials. The testing of your faith is more precious than gold…gold perishes. Though your faith is tested by fire, may your faith result in praise, glory, and honor of the revelation of Jesus Christ. Even though you have not seen him, you love him & believe in him, obtaining the salvation of your souls.’- 1Peter 1:2-9

For today, perhaps, think about this:

Be Teachable with Faithfulness Because managing your cortisol and adrenaline levels has a direct impact on your inner emotional health and living a flourishing life.

After 40 years of research, Dr. John Gottman, with the Gottman Institute, shares that every person has an Emotional Bank Account. They wake up each day with approximately 9% emotional space giving an opportunity with a high risk of misinterpretation and miscommunication within relationships.

Conflict, increasing your cortisone (stress hormone), blood pressure, and adrenaline, might easily happen when you least expect or want it to. It does not take much to use 7% of 9% before leaving out the door in the morning, increasing cortisol and adrenaline levels, causing heightened frustration and anxiety.

  • 1% Waking up late
  • 1% No morning quiet time
  • 1% Only one cup of coffee instead of two
  • 1% Concerns about work, school, weight, sleep, family, friends, life
  • 1% Getting ready and out the door
  • 1% _________ etc…you fill in the blank

Action Step:

  1. Learn your behavioral patterns, observe yourself.
  2. Notice what makes you easily frustrated or offended.
  3. Pause, pray, reflect on what you are grateful for before getting out of bed each morning.
  4. Depositing into your Emotional Bank Account.
  5. Guard your heart, mind, and spirit, from depleting your account.
  6. Do at least one thing today that you enjoy.

Blessings to having a heart of peace, being teachable with faithfulness,


Sara Thingvold
Sara Thingvold
Sara owns her own business; Sara Thingvold, Professional LLC. She began coaching and training others when she was a sophomore in high school and started her own company in 2009. She is committed to encouraging and equipping leaders to develop their servant leadership and emotional intelligence capabilities at home and work. She began professionally collaborating with Mark Deterding, Triune Leadership Services in the spring of 2018. Sara is married to her husband Greg and together they have two wonderful young adult children, one son, and one daughter. Visit her website at Sara Thingvold.




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