The Wit & Delight Podcast is hosted by founder Kate Arends. Each week we discuss where life and style intersect and how the choices we make (both big and small) can help us find empowerment, self-discovery, and beauty in unexpected places.
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Taking the day off doesn't equal time well-spent. How you choose to spend that time will greatly impact the result of quality time spent giving your brain and body what it needs. We've organized 50 tips and tricks for taking your next mental health day, categorized by five reasons you probably need to take a break:You're disorganized.You need to connect.You need to reset.You need self-care.You're procrastinating. I hope you LOVE this episode!! Are you able to take a legit mental health day from work? If so, I invite you to join us at our Minneapolis studio on Tuesday, August 13th (tomorrow!) for the first of (hopefully) many open studio Mental Health Days.If you are planning on joining us, we do request an RSVP, only so we have a better understanding of how much coffee and water to have on hand.We hope to see you there!If you’re looking for tools to help you plan out your week and prioritize the tasks that need completing, check out our new line of planning tools now available at Shop Wit & Delight.Resources:Atomic Habits Power of Habit YNABMorning Pages
We as a culture have collectively decided to brand our work ethos. If you aren’t #hustling, what are you doing? If your product/service/identity is not selling in your Etsy shop or being liked on Insta, and you aren’t committing yourself to all of this 24/7 (pics or it didn’t happen), does it count? At what point did we all agree that busyness is next to godliness? What if we as a culture stop being busy and just start to be?Sometimes we stay busy to avoid confronting who we are without all the doing. So before we break our bad habits and start getting busy with purpose, I want you to ask yourself this: why is who you are and what you do not enough? Are you only as valuable as your last accomplishment? Ask yourself what matters most to you—not what you think makes you more attractive, desirable, or successful in the eyes of your neighbor.It all starts with prioritizing what is important to you, finding ways it already shows up in your life, and being grateful for it. That’s how you break free from being a victim of your schedule and become the master of it. This month, we are kicking off a new relationship with our productivity. We won’t be defined by our to-do lists, nor will we be managed by the fear of not living up to the expectations of those in our periphery. We will get back to being driven by curiosity and purpose and by the will and desire to make a difference, not the obsession with checking off benchmarks and KPIs. We will explore a different way to work, one that aligns our paychecks, our values, and our skill sets with the path of least resistance. We will get comfortable with the discomfort of the unknown, with pressing pause just when we feel the instinct to go too far, to worry too much, to become enveloped in an obsession with what our jobs say about who we are as a person.We’re more than the things we check off in a day; more than what our job title speaks; more than what our social media profiles say about what and who we love.In August, we’ll be sharing stories about what happens after the work (or “work”) is done. The time after we tackle our to-do lists. Stories about when to set boundaries, and when to drop them. Essays on why some of us need to be busy. And thought starters on how we can collectively change the larger perception of where we find our value. Sometimes the most #productive thing we can do is absolutely nothing.As myself and our contributors talk about their stories around the hustle, we want to hear your stories of how the hustle culture and gig economy has affected you. What does “busy” personally mean? And what do you do when the work is done? Like “done” done. We hope you are curious and willing to join us as we begin exploring the terrifying idea of being still in a culture that views busyness and the #hustle as a badge of honor.As always, you can sign up to receive monthly tech graphics for your phone and computer screen! Sign up for our newsletter to receive this month’s downloadables and have a little Wit & Delight delivered straight to your inbox.