#BreakThings: Permission to Rest
Politics has been my career and my passion for my entire adult life. But even as a political animal, there are many times when I want, strike that, need to turn it off.
As human beings, we only have so much attention, so much time, so much surge capacity. You are not wrong for needing a break from a world in which every choice feels political. Taking a rest does not mean that you are less knowledgeable, less caring, or less engaged. Your vote does not matter more or less than anyone else’s just because you like to keep politics off of your Facebook page or because you need to stop doom scrolling the AP wire.
There are many people who are just learning how to use their political voice. There are some who have been deeply engaged every day of their lives. But we all need a break sometimes.
As we move into the final weekend of Election 2020, it’s okay to take a step back if you need to. It’s okay to mute someone on Facebook for 30-days. It’s perfectly fine to tell friends that you’d rather talk about their lives than their views today, or ask what Netflix show they’re watching instead of which polls they think are accurate.
It’s going to be a long week, put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others.
Finally, career tips that feel uplifting instead of limiting. Forbes nailed it with this article featuring 10 tips to change your mindset so you can succeed professionally.
The Sephora Beauty Insider sale is on. Rouge members can start shopping today, VIBs are next week. I am stocking up for the next few months, since I’ll be spending the spring in Montana. Here are my eight top picks.
ASMR has been a game changer for my ability to fall asleep. I am one of those people who cannot turn her mind off at night. But this podcast, Sleep and Relax ASMR, has been very helpful for cutting my fall-asleep time in half.
I love a good cheese board. They’re the perfect weekend meal because you can set up some snacks, spreads, and extras and just graze. They’re also a great way to clean out the fridge of veggies and fruits that need to be eaten. This tutorial shows you how to make a great cheese board using items from Trader Joe’s.
Studio McGee has been one of my favorite home decor stops for many years, but thanks to her Netflix show, her star is really on the rise. In this step-by-step guide, the SM gurus teach you how to get that perfectly styled bookshelf or built in to brighten up your space.
Cutting off your hair is such a liberating feeling. Whenever I need to make a big change in my life, it usually starts with a big chop. The Cut explains the connection between renewing yourself and changing your hairstyle.
I just downloaded Spellbreaker, but my friends’ recommendations have me so excited for it. It mixes magic, Victorian England, and romance vibes for a very light read. And the best part? It’s free to Amazon Prime Members right now.
Be good to yourself this weekend.
I’ll see you on Monday.