Mar 3, 2020
Glad you made it here … We’re talking about the inner game of self-care in this episode, particularly what goes in your mind in certain situations. I begin by reading an essay I wrote in 2013 called ‘The Value of an Intentional Day Off’.
It really gets at WHY we need these precious days off … and how to max the opportunity when they come along.
Then I get into the real nitty gritty of this show by reflecting on how we handle a crisis? For me, I’ve always been a big apologizer … the result of being bullied a lot as a kid. Turned out apologizing was a good way to stay safe.
And yet … as it turns out, there a lot of different things we can do to return to peace when there’s a conflict or misunderstanding with another person. Sometimes we’re wrong and we know it. Then we do, in fact, need to apologize.
But other times, we get caught in the edges of someone’s bad day. So this one’s for you if you hate sitting with conflict. For as it turns out, when someone upsets you, there is a great opportunity waiting there for you.
It’s really a matter of weathering the storm, and taking appropriate steps in the aftermath.
I hope you find this show helpful … let me know what you thought at Suzanne@suzannefalter.com
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care
The Facebook Self-Care Group for Extremely Busy Women
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Suzanne Falter is a writer, podcaster and essayist whose work has appeared in SELF, O, More, Fitness, New Woman and The New York Times, Tiny Buddha and Elephant Journal. She is the author of multiple self-help titles including How Much Joy Can You Stand? (Ballantine) and the upcoming book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks). Suzanne also hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she interviews leading self-care authorities and shares her own ideas.