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Let it go to voicemail.

Recently, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts and the topic for that episode was self-care for women. This is a favorite topic of mine and I write about it a lot (Because we need to be reminded of it a lot.) When we were still doing our podcast, KJ Strong and I talked about it often. What self-care is and what it isn't. We wanted women to be empowered to ask for, get what they need. Self-care is the thing that recharges you, feeds your soul, and isn't just one more thing added to a list of things you are already obligated to do. The beauty industry has bombarded us with 'self-care' things/ideas. One problem with this is they always cost us. In this essence, self-care is for the privileged. That's not right.



There was one new thought that they shared that fell into two of my favorite topics to discuss, self-care and boundaries, or as I often refer to them as, permissions. It's about responding and it especially pertains to work and the people who suck the life out of you. Let their call go to voicemail. When you listen to the voicemail, you can determine if and how to respond. This creates a pause for you to not feel pressured to respond in the moment. Or, to respond in a way that you will regret later. You can do the same thing in person when someone asks you to obligate yourself to something. Make of habit of deflecting to refer to your calendar or your partner, etc. This gives you some breathing room to process before adding one more thing to your day.

Give it a try this week. Share this blog with a friend who would benefit from this advice and let me know how it goes.

Have the best week available to you!

Much love,








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