Privacy vs. Approachability
Before the pandemic, many of us went to the office, spending hours working with
co-workers. We can all agree sometimes it felt as if we spent more time with our co-workers than our family. We become very comfortable, maybe too comfortable.
Evaluated on performance and if you are " approachable." I once had a manager tell me my co-workers were complaining because I was not approachable.
They complained that I would not share what I did on my weekend.
Am sorry, I did not see this as part of my job description. I would say I had a good weekend and did not get into details.
There is a difference between being approachable and choosing to be private. Experience taught me not to share too much, so why was I wrong about protecting my personal life.
Looking back, I wish I had the tools I have now to handle this situation. I still would not have said anything, but it would not have consumed me.
If you let a person or situation consume you negatively, it becomes toxic to the mind, body, and soul.
You can share how your weekend was with positive energy and never say a word. There is power in this approach and, you can protect your peace.