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Stop reacting to life.

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My new mission in life. As life continues to get busier post lockdown I'm aware of how much I'm starting to live in a reactionary way once again. I don't like it and I don't want it. People ask more from me than I do of others, by a long way. Some of this is domestic mental labour. Some is overcommiting to work that doesn't serve me. Some is saying yes to things I should have said no to. What happens is my to do list gets longer and I react by doing the most pressing task or responding to who is shouting loudest. Sound familiar? So, here I am, trying to act with more intention in my life. I'm starting with some 'nos' and a few 'you can do that yourself and if you can't, Google it'. And I'm putting things that I WANT to do at the top of my list, beit work or home tasks, and I'm starting there. Less firefighting.
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So, before you ask, no. Here is my boundary and for now the gate is locked, padlocked in fact.
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This is what self care looks like to a midlife woman. A midlife woman too conditioned to people pleasing and never taught to value her worth.
Bring on the revolution as we unshackle ourselves from patriarchal narratives that have kept us small.