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Lessons I Learned About Managing Emotions While I Was Sick AF

I recorded a new podcast episode all about lessons I learned about managing emotions while I was sick AF. 

You can check it out below.


I’m sending you greetings from the couch. 

Yup, I’m STILL sick. 

This whole thing has made me think about how difficult it is to actually relax. 

Even when I’m not working I’m almost always doing some sort of work-related activity on my phone. 

So I decided to really lean into this situation and use this illness as an excuse to REALLY relax. 

I deleted social media off of my phone. 

I read books. 

I took naps. 

I took more naps. 

I watched cheesy Christmas movies. 

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to REALLY relax? If you haven’t done it in a while now is a perfect time. 

If you let it life will fly by in a cloud of busyness and you’ll be wondering where the time went.

If you’re like me even when I’m watching TV I’m on my phone or computer or planning out the next day. 

You guys know I’ve been really into creating an awesome morning routine to help me have happy and productive day. 

I’ve decided to create an evening routine with the sole goal of RELAXING at night. 

I’m envisioning cozy PJs, phone in airplane mode and some kind of special nighttime tea. 

The last few days made me realize how IMPORTANT it is to actually relax. 

Our culture glorifies hard work and being constantly busy and it’s easy to feel like you should be constantly DOING something. 

While I love getting things done I recognize that feeling the constant pressure to be DOING something is bad for my mental health. 

Anyways, I’m finally starting to feel better and I hope this inspires you to sneak in some extra intentional relaxation time of your own. 

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