The one word that comes to mind is “vulnerability”. There will be times during your career where things are overwhelming and difficult - emotionally, mentally and physically (e.g., family crisis, lots of work that needs to get out the door, etc). And it’s ok to let your team members know what’s going on and get support. And yes, it is ok to also say that you just can’t come into work today. I bring that “vulnerability” to work every day, it’s my super power. It provides a safe space for other people to come to work and bring their full selves - if you are going through something difficult and then you come to work and shut it off, you aren’t really “showing up”. And “showing up” allows you to tap into areas you didn’t even know existed.
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