"I always had good reasons to justify it too, “there must be a greater plan for them to have considered me”, “it’s an opportunity for me to learn something new, “I’m learning to serve or give more.” And all these reasons seem so innocent, but as I mentioned earlier, it is important to check the intent behind these statements.
Why are you trying to justify something that you don’t feel comfortable doing?"
Our Blog Contributor, Ataisi Iris, is bringing the heat today in this #NewNormal article with practical tips on navigating boundaries and saying that dreaded but freeing 2-letter word: "No".
"Anyways, I couldn’t live my life trying to find ways to exempt myself from death. Living your life out of fear of dying, defeats the purpose of LIVING LIFE. I think the same concept applies to internalized emotions. If life is meant to be lived, your emotions are meant to be felt."
Our Blog Contributor, Joy Boka, is in our business with this new article about the dangers of keeping our feelings bottled up. Read more to hear how Joy is learning to process her emotions in this #NewNormal article.
"If you can take those extra days to be quiet and still, I implore you to. 2021 is like a fast-moving train; I feel like so many things are happening all at once. It is vital to protect your peace of mind in the midst of it all."
Our Blog Contributor, Ataisi Iris, shares practical tips on embracing stillness and peace in these crazy times. Read on to hear what her #NewNormal looks like.
"One thing is for certain, this quarantine has taught me how to sit and deal with myself. I’ve seen the power of my habits and how they can heavily influence and determine the course of my life. I have had to acknowledge my flaws that were very easy to hide when I was around other people. You know the ones that hiccup and rear their ugly head on occasion, but not often enough for them to be a red flag for us to address? Yes, those ones."
Our Blog Contributor, Joy Boka, shares how the 2020 quarantine taught her to be content with both her strengths and flaws. Read on to hear her #NewNormal!
"When I find a good thing, a good show, a good album, a good friend, a good hairstyle, I typically stick with it for a very long time. I thrive with routines and structure and so as you can imagine, 2020 was a very difficult year for me."
Our Blog Manager, Tofunmi Akinlalu, shares the story of her big chop and how she is learning to embrace change. Read on to hear her journey!