“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 🍂 ~L.M. Montgomery
Editor note: Hi there. Thank you so much for the support and well wishes last week. Grandma is home and slowly on the mend. 🤗
Excited to do another #guestpicks! This issue is guest-edited and curated by Taylor Elyse Morrison, a wonderful human who has taught me a lot about entrepreneurship and well-being. Enjoy!
My name is Taylor Elyse Morrison. I lead a self-care company called Inner Workout. When I say self-care, I mean listening within and responding in the most loving way possible. Now that we’re all on the same page, I’d also like you to know that I’m particularly glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.
I’m writing this note from my home in Chicago. The leaves on the trees are just starting to change. They remind me that I’m allowed to change, too.
I used to think that self-care practices were about consistency over time, but now I believe that self-care practices are most effective when they meet you where you’re at. What I need in the summer is often different than what I need in the fall.
This moment of transition into a new season and a new quarter is the perfect time to pause and turn inward.
Take some time to reflect:
Is there a practice you need to adapt or let go of?
Is there a new practice you need to cultivate for this season?
On to the picks!
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If you’re not sure how to assess your self-care needs, I created the Take Care assessment to help you do just that. This free, 75 question assessment measures your well-being across five dimensions and then offers you personalized recommendations based on the results.
📚. Reading: I read a lot for work, and I’m trying to get better at reading for pleasure. As someone who grew up reading Princess Diaries, Tokyo Ever After was the beach read I didn’t know I needed.
🎧. Listening: Raise your hand if you’re following the Elizabeth Holmes saga. I remember bingeing The Dropout podcast back in 2019, and now they’re my favorite source for following the trial.
☕️. Listening: I try not to drink caffeine. I revisited the live Homecoming album when I was hitting an afternoon slump a few weeks ago. 100% better than a cup of coffee.
Do You Have Productivity Dysmorphia? Here's How To Tell — www.refinery29.com
Productivity dysmorphia is a new term that describes exactly how I’ve been feeling as we near the end of the year.
4 Tips On Curing The “I Got It” Syndrome — zora.medium.com
You don’t have to carry it all on your own.
😍. Last issue’s top pick was: Recess sparkling water.
📺 [WATCH] I did a talk about the Side Hustle Generation as part of the National Urban League’s Digital Career Success Series.
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