Go elsewhere for validation
We’ve indirectly covered this one in the point about debriefs; however, I wanted to emphasize again how important it is to have a support network outside of the hellish job. When I was at my satanic consulting firm, I was lucky enough to come home to a husband who didn’t think I was on crack and totally incompetent. Even though I still can’t make macaroni and cheese and can’t keep a plant alive in our house, he continues to tell me he loves me for other qualities. All of us needs a few cheerleaders in our lives to remind us of our redeemable qualities or else we will begin to believe our negative co-workers. If you can’t find any cheerleaders at home, you need to hang out with a friend or two who can shower you with sunshine every now and then.