PODCAST RUNTIME: 15 Minutes
In this episode, host Kelley Bonner explores the concept of Opting Out of Low Maintenance. Are you packaging yourself as low maintenance, just so that people will like you? If so, you are not alone. The goal of this community is to openly discuss our trials, so that we can help each other heal. This episode is for you if you are ready to stop putting the needs of others over your own needs. More, more, and still more is within your reach in 2023. 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.
My entire life, I had really prided myself on what I defined as being low maintenance, which was really just all about self-denial and trying to shrink myself and my needs to make myself more attractive to others. However, today, I want to encourage you to accept that there is nothing wrong with prioritizing your own needs. 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 low maintenance. 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. We recently interviewed Mayyadda – be sure to check it out!
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Opt Out of Low Maintenance
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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