Checking in with yourself requires “asking all them questions” and truth be told, some of y’all ain’t ready for that. But no worries that’s why we’re here — to help you get ready and stay ready.
Come on in and get comfortable, sis because we got things to say about the importance of Black women checking in with themselves and how asking yourself a few simples questions can help you cultivate a practice with just a little bit of effort.
We’re also sharing some insight on how the term Strong Black Woman started out as a way for Black women to empower themselves, and how it gradually morphed into what some now refer to as a burden of strength.
Tune in NOW to hear how we check in with oursevles DAILY to be sure that what was meant to be a badge of honor is NOT becoming a burden of strength, and how you can easily integrate these practices into your daily life as ell.
A few things that came up during the conversation…
– What the strong Black woman looks like on Gen-X women & the generational divide
– Reclaiming our identity as Black women
– How Black women are carrying around generations of fatigue
– Ways we can check in with ourselves DAILY to avoid stress, overwhelm and burnout
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOU IN DOING STRONG DIFFERENTLY
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Cultivate a daily practice of nurturing yourself with Nurture Yourself Bingo
Nurturing yourself does not have to be difficult, but it does need to be consistent, so why not make it fun. Nurture Yourself Bingo is divided into five categories – one category per card. Each category has twenty-four activities to support you in a daily practice of nurturing yourself. All you need to do to get started is print the cards, laminate them, and start nurturing yourself.
Do one activity daily, marking a X in the squares as you go until you get bingo. Once you get bingo, do something to celebrate yourself. If you get bingo on more than one card at the same time, up the celebration. Alternatively, you can work on one card at a time and/or do more than one activity a day. It’s your practice, do what feels right for you. Whatever you decide, we’ve got FIVE CATEGORIES & 124 WAYS for you to do it.