#MyHRDiary: My Writing Journey

#MyHRDiary: My Writing Journey

‘Writing is the only way I explain my own life to myself’

Last week, I started a course on LinkedIn Learning on Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and one of the self-care mechanisms suggested was ‘Writing down your thoughts’ which doesn’t only help to let off some steam but also helps you overcome your current emotions quickly.

Part of raising your EQ as a leader is to learn how to manage yourself which self-care is an integral part of that process. Some of the other selfcare methods include: Meditation, Investing in Play Session, seek support from network, Writing/Journaling, working with an executive coach etc

For people who have been asking me saying: How do you keep up with creating content for your blog back to back as well as having a full-time job in HR. Having a full-time job is meant to take most of your time right?

My response: My love for writing started from just wanting to communicate my feelings without being judged to a random piece of paper, then it evolved dramatically to something much more which has helped impact others. It’s not a chore for me rather a good avenue to express myself whilst I help others, so I have learned to properly manage my time and find a balance.

High EQ Leaders have a thoughtful process for managing themselves.

What are some steps you have taken to manage your emotions and what results has it yielded ?

BTW: I would be launching a new series tomorrow strictly for our Instagram Audience tagged: #InsideLife. Its an anonymous hub for sharing various workplace issues in Nigeria and get feedback from our community.

If you would like to stay update on this series, follow us on Instagram @careerlifeng and drop your comments.

Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(careerlife.com.ng) and also a Strategic HR Business Partner of a leading tech firm. She's a certified HR Professional with a mix of Generalist and Specialist Experience who supports the business to achieve it's goals through the people. Her strengths are in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Organization Development and Employer Branding. Her social initiative, CareerLife Foundation solving UN SDG Goal 8 is aimed at reducing unemployment by helping graduates and professionals become Employable and accelerate their career growth. With various awards won both locally and globally, her vision is to help millions of youths achieve measurable success in their career. Yewande holds the Senior Professional of Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), USA. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) and has a Practitioners License to practice HR in Nigeria. She's the Convener of the Employability Fitness Program, an initiative aimed at helping young graduates overcome interview Phobia and the barriers in Recruitment process through mentoring. She is a public speaker and has been featured on various media platforms including: BellaNaija, SheLeadsAfrica, GuardianWoman, Women of Rubies etc Some of her recognitions include: Top 50 Career Influencers in Africa by The Workbooth and also a the top 10 Platinum members of Career Influencers. Top 150 Global HR Influencer by Social Micole. Top 100 Career Women in Nigeria by 9to5Chick Top 30 Leading Women in HR by Worden HCD You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: info@careerlife.com.ng and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

One thought on “#MyHRDiary: My Writing Journey

  1. This is very helpful, thank you. For me, it has been meditation and seeking support from colleagues. I have been able to discover things I never knew about myself by introspecting and asking for feedback from friends.

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