As the holiday season gathers steam, you’ll find more offers, deals, promos, and sales in your inbox than ever before. A reminder or twelve: you don’t have to click on ’em.
You don’t have to buy anything just because there’s 30% off on bacon-pancake-toast-maker combinations.
You don’t have to participate in the gears of capitalism on any given day of the year, even if you’re a small business owner and some days come with hashtags.
You have the right to create silence, stillness, and space on your terms.
That might mean you unfollow or unsubscribe. It might mean you spend no money during the biggest, most furious spending days of the year. It could mean you quit the organizations you don’t enjoy, turn down offers that aren’t interesting, or unfetter yourself from obligations that make you want to poke your eyes out with the shards of old Christmas ornaments.
You deserve to be connected to your own inner knowing. And the world needs more people who listen to that inner knowing when it’s not the slightest bit interested in coupons, deals, or discounts.
Related: all the podcast episodes of That’s What She Said.
With all my love —