Cut Yourself A Damn Break! - Revolt Career Network
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Ok let’s try this again. 

I bet you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about…

The truth is, I wrote this blog yesterday and when I went back to proof it I hated it, got frustrated, scrapped it, then was really hard on myself for like 20 minutes until I realized how ironic and comical it was that I’m literally throwing a full tantrum about a piece called CUT YOURSELF A FUCKING BREAK. *takes deep breath*

Ok so now that I’ve had my mini meltdown, let me once again take a stab at telling you how satisfying and gratifying it is to make yourself chill the hell out and cut yourself a damn break. Because honestly, if you aren’t going to cut yourself a break, nobody will. 

I feel the need to mention that this is not about essential oils, feng shui, and face masks. Those are all wonderful, but I’m talking about setting boundaries and parameters in your life that keep you mentally and emotionally fulfilled while still kicking ass in your career. 

This shit is hard AF and you are doing the best you can so I thought I’d simply share with you a few of the dogmas I refer back to that help me keep my shit together… most of the time.

It’s not about finding A balance. It’s about finding YOUR balance. 

Pressure, deadlines, expectations will always come from everywhere, but nobody understands your capacity better than you do. You will never live up to your potential if you are constantly on the struggle bus and operating at 80% because you are so damn tired all the time. Like okay Susan, it’s cool that you can work 60 hours a week and still have time to happily frolick the aisles of Target every week, but that’s just not me. 

You are the only person that truly knows how much you can handle at any given time and how much you can push yourself before you are burnt TF out and incapable of your best effort. Which leads me to dogma number two…

Be Your Best Advocate

Speak up. Vouch for yourself. You have to have your own back and hype yourself up. Don’t let other people’s perceptions of your work, schedule or commitments build your narrative for you. Take control of the balance you need in your life and then take ownership of it. Your happiness and balance are your priority and if they aren’t contributing to your goals, they can keep their judgements to themselves. 

Recharge your Batteries

There are only so many times you can slap the remote before you ultimately just have to swap those AAAs out. Find what makes you feel clearheaded and balanced and give yourself the gift of those moments whenever you can. For some people it really could be about essential oils and face masks. For others it’s a music festival with your friends or a 10-hour Julia Roberts binge and a bottle (or two) of cab sav. There is no shame in your recharge game.

Fucking Up is Okay… once or twice.

Last but not least is to actually cut yourself a fucking break. If you fail, then you fail. Figure out how and why. Step up. Fix it or try again. You are not perfect. You are not a robot. You are a human. You WILL make mistakes and you will fail. PERIODT.  There is beauty and learning in failure. If you are beating yourself up for failing, you probably aren’t giving yourself the space to learn and bounce back. Be proud of yourself for the little things that you did do right. 

Now if you keep fucking up the same way over and over again… we take it all back. Stop cutting yourself a break and get your shit together.  The first step to that would be reading BYOB Revolt because honey you have some work to do. 

I digress. 

For the rest of you out there hustling and busting ass, YOU’RE DOING GREAT SWEETIE! To really start walking the walk, check out the Be Your Own Balance chapter of BYOB Revolt and let us know what your new balance looks like now in our community app!

Hey Revolters! I’m Trisha and I’m the Content Marketing Strategist here at BYOB Revolt! All of you beautiful people will be hearing a lot more from me moving forward so I figured a little introduction was in order. Let me know what you think about this piece and all of the ones coming atchya in the near future! Even if you hate it, I want to know! I’m a tough one so I swear I can take it! And if I can’t take it, I’ll just cut myself a fucking break and handle it. (See what I did there?)

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