What To Prioritize (And De-Prioritize) During Times Of Stress

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Give yourself a hall pass

“Sometimes we have to write our own permissions slips that say ‘I give myself permission to take a break. To watch a television show. To sit down and relax and take a walk by myself,” advises Dr. Louis. “Yes there are deadlines and things I have to do, but I know if I don’t take care of myself in this moment, I’ll be no good to anyone else. We need to have those conversations with ourselves regularly and often, especially as black women.”

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