I planned on a lot of different topics for this week’s post. I wanted to write about other ways to use Cascadin. My goal was to share new tactics that I’m exploring to help me better prioritize all my hats. To write something helpful for you. 

My head and my heart are not cooperating right now. Or rather, they are both cooperating and telling me I need to be patient with myself and maybe this week isn’t going to be as productive. 

There are times when you aren’t going to be productive. Times when you will be overwhelmed. Or sad. Or angry. And the idea of doing the “normal” things in life seems impossible. 

In texting with a friend this morning, she described her feelings as going back and forth and that she was “playing along.” What she meant is she’s faking it. She’s not okay. I’m not okay. You might not be okay. 

Sometimes the only way to get through is to simply go through the motions. Our muscle memory is strong. Trust that. And give yourself and those around you the grace to not be okay. 

Here’s one thing that might help you today

For today, I’m leaving you with an article written by two people, Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, who are quickly becoming guides for me. I’ve referenced their work before, and have their latest book high on my to-read list. 

If you’re part of a team, and especially if you lead a team, this article might be very helpful. Their tips for how to support a team when things aren’t easy in the world include:

  • Don’t pretend it’s business-as-usual
  • Make it safe to talk about identity-based issues before crises happen.
  • Create space for different reactions.
  • Intentionally let some things go.
  • Help your team channel their energy towards positive change.

Until next time, take care of yourself, your loved ones, and your community. Do what you need to do for your own physical and mental health.

And always remember, you are enough.

Something helpful, and funny: Graphic of a balloon "my ability to focus" with a needle "the news from the past few weeks." By Liz Fosslein
Follow Liz and Mollie on Instagram @lizandmollie

Alyson Roberts

Co-Founder & CEO

Known for organizing the dirty dishes before cleaning them, Alyson is learning how to do less, better and helping others do the same. She loves exploring beautiful lands near and far, trying new recipes, aspiring to be the next Star Baker, growing her garden, and avoiding board games at all cost.

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