PODCAST RUNTIME: 16 Minutes
In this episode, host Kelley Bonner explores the idea of Opting Out of Obligation. Today, we will focus on the fact that it is totally ok to say “No” to things that you don’t truly desire to do. It is ok to set healthy boundaries and make decisions based on thoughts and feelings that are within, instead of making decisions based on external pressures bound by obligation. It’s time to put you first and do things that are a good fit for you. This episode is for you if you are ready to learn how to release obligations that no longer serve you. Stay tuned til the end, to learn more about today’s homework assignment. You will be so glad that you did 🙂
The Black Girl Burnout podcast is dedicated to helping black women learn how to opt out of the mentality of struggle while also learning how to opt into a life of joy, abundance, and good health, which is their birthright. Burnout can manifest in a variety of ways, including feelings of exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of accomplishment. It is totally ok if you are experiencing more than one of the feelings at the same time. Being able to fully align with your truth is a significant sign of strength.
One of the things that I am most proud of in my life, is that I work with people that I want to work with! I am very grateful to be at this place in my life. My challenge to you is to get in touch with the things that you feel obligated to do, and then get committed to releasing everything that no longer serves “good” to your life. Let today be the day that you say NO MORE to all versions of the struggle.
If you are new to the Black Girl Burnout podcast, or a happily subscribed member of the Black Girl Burnout community (big hug), thank you so much for your support. Message us on social media and let us know what is keeping you from opting out of obligation. Also, let us know how this episode resonated with you. By the way, have you been enjoying our new licensed musical treat by Mayyadda? Let us know what you think about the vibe of our new podcast sound. Stay tuned, we will be interviewing her soon, she is amazing!
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Opt Out of Obligation
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Are you a black woman who has been feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, and confined to the struggle? If so, the Black Girl Burnout podcast is here for you. Journey along with host Kelley Bonner as she interviews guests and shares personal anecdotes about productive ways to opt-out of struggle and opt into happiness, while navigating the unique challenges and joys of being a black woman in today’s world. From work and relationships to self-care and mental health, this podcast is a safe space to explore and find support along the journey towards your goals. Join our community and start feeling more connected and less burnt out.
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Producer – Wendye Walter
Associate Producer – Amanda St. Maur
Editor – Andre Martineau
Transcription – Carissa Graham
Cover Art – Reignland Creatives