INFUSE JOY: A Podcast with Sarajane Case

Episode Thirty Two: 10 Things I do Each Week to Keep my Shit Together.

In today’s episode we are discussing things I do each week to get my shit together. Having these things that I check in with on a weekly basis ensures that I can trust myself to take care of the things that need to be done so that I can thrive in my work and my life! 

Before we dive in, I want to tell you about Patreon. I’ve officially launched a patreon account for my listeners to have a community where I can more deeply connect with you. The Patreon account will have members only videos, podcasts, workshops and even at the highest level time for us to hang out together 1:1. I am beyond excited about this opportunity to create content that dives deeper into my work and life so that I can more deeply make an impact. JOIN US ON PATREON HERE: www.patreon.com/sarajanecase

Now, let’s talk about the 10 things I do each week to keep my shit together!

Episode Thirty One: Not Really Famous

I've been blogging and social media-ing for close to a decade to varying degrees of success and all along I've run into some very real problems and complications and discomforts that I've always felt like I wasn't allowed to feel and I'd be terrible to express. As Instagram has begun to grow and more and more myself, my friends and loved ones are gaining larger and larger followings I am seeing that we are all sharing similar experiences and we all feel like we can't talk about it. So, I'm doing what I do best and I'm talking about it.

Why? I think the world is better when we understand each other. I think most people want to be kind and considerate and thoughtful, we just don't always know the struggles of someone else. So, here we are. If you are someone who has a large-ish social media following, I hope this makes you feel less alone. If you don't have a large social media following, I hope this allows you to see that you are just fine and we are just normal people too. If you don't care about social media at all, you're probably reading the wrong article so…

Here are my top 10 things I wish people understood about having a large-ish social media presence.

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Episode Thirty: 5 Changes to Make Now if You Want to Prevent Burnout

I know you’ve done it, you’ve fallen in love with something and you loved it so much that you decided you could make money off of it. You turn that hobby into a business only to find yourself feeling constant frustration and guilt. Then, this thing that once brought you so much joy is now the last thing you’d ever want to do! 

Burnout is the number one killer of our passions and we shouldn’t take that lightly. 

After all, our passions are the reason we wake up in the morning. They are often the fuel we need to get through a hard day. We should cherish them, nourish them and let them pour back into us! That’s what I want for you! 

 I’ve compiled my top 5 tips for preventing burnout in your business. Take a few moments, let ‘em sink in and see what changes you could make today.  

You are worth it and your business won't survive without it. 

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Episode Twenty Nine: Why You Should Give Up the Hustle!

The word is everywhere.

“Good things come to those who hustle.”

“Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”

“Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring.”

“Hustlers don’t sleep, they nap.”

I know it started with good intentions. It can be motivating to realize that it doesn’t matter how talented you are at something right now, that if you work hard enough you will eventually get there.

The truth is, it is the reality that if you want something great for your life you’re going to have to be focused and dedicated and you’re going to have to work hard.

However, this reminder that good things take work has pushed past itself into encouraging people who are already working hard to work long days, compete over hours worked in a week wearing our exhaustion like a badge of honor. We create complexes around rest and we forget that most people became self-employed so they didn’t have to kill themselves for a dollar.

Today, I want to encourage you to stop glorifying the hustle. Let’s not pretend like losing sleep, working 18 hour days, missing out on time with our family and loved ones is something to be proud of.

Just as important as it is to be realistic with how much work it’s going to take, it’s also important to know that mindless hours put in isn’t the way to get what you want. I want to encourage you to work better, not more! Here are my 5 major reasons you should give up the hustle!

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Episode Twenty Eight: Access Inspiration

Today’s episode is all about Inspiration! For those of us living creative lives or even making money from being creative, a lack of inspiration can feel like a blow to the gut. Have you ever been in the position where you needed to create a blog post, a social media post or even write an article or plan a photoshoot that you were being paid for and you sit down to start creating and you’re dry. There’s nothing there. You’re empty. depleted. spent. There’s a special kind of panic reserved for creative entrepreneurs and freelancers. You find yourself wondering if your entire life is going to fall apart if you don’t get your mojo back. Have no fear! I’ve lived this creative entrepreneur life for many years and have analyzed every single second of it. I have spent years getting clear on what depletes my inspiration, how to tell when my inspiration cup is running low and ways in which we can fill it back up both quickly for immediate access but also changes we can make to keep it full longer.

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Episode Twenty Seven: The Nitty Gritty of Self-Care

In today’s episode we are discussing the self-care pendulum and how to recognize true self-care from self-discipline and even rebellion.

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  • importance of self-care

    • tony robins quote - “our brains are wired for survival, not happiness!” Life sends us into fight or flight mode so easily! Self-care helps us to slow down, re-calibrate and move with intention.

    • Self-worth is nearly ALWAYS linked to anxiety, so anything you can do to bolster the ol' self-worth is vital.

    • With self-worth, you feel stronger, more capable, more able to handle whatever the future brings. You’re less likely to beat yourself up and you handle setbacks more easily because you feel good about yourself as a person.

    • self-worth also helps us to make empowered choices about our career, partnerships, friendships, etc.

    • Better productivity. When you learn how to say “no” to things that over-extend you and start making time for things that matter more, you slow life down in a wonderful way. This brings your goals into sharper focus and helps you to concentrate on what you’re doing.

    • Improved resistance to disease. There is evidence that most self-care activities activate your parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). What this means is that your body goes into a restful, rejuvenating mode, helping it to fortify its immune system. So, with better self-care often comes fewer colds, cases of flu and upset stomachs.

    • Enhanced self-esteem. When you regularly carve out time that’s only about being good to yourself and meeting your own needs, you send a positive message to your subconscious. Specifically, you treat yourself like you matter and have intrinsic value. This can go a long way toward discouraging negative self-talk and your critical inner voice.

    • Increased self-knowledge. Practicing self-care requires thinking about what you really love to do. The exercise of figuring out what makes you feel passionate and inspired can help you understand yourself a lot better. Sometimes, this can even spark a change in career or a reprioritization of previously abandoned hobbies.

    • More to give. When you’re good to yourself, you might think you’re being selfish. In truth, self-care gives you the resources you need to be compassionate to others as well. Giving compassion is a bit like filling a bucket; you can’t fill someone else’s if you don’t have enough of your own! Have you ever been in a sales meeting while you’re depleted?!

  • What self-care is NOT!

    • self-discipline

    • self-improvement

    • societal expectation

    • indulgence to the point of added stress.

  • What is rebellion in self-care and how does that show up?

    • define self-care rebellion

    • this causes stress in other areas of your life and ultimately doesn’t serve you.

    • in all things be FOR good NOT against bad. Make your choices from a place of proactivity not reactivity.  

  • What is real self-care?

    • LOVE not care. ( define true love vs. idealized love)

    • nourishment and compassion.

    • examples

  • Make time for it!

    • schedule it in!

    • get some self-care accountability.

    • enlist the help of others when needed.

  • I loved talking self-care with you today! . Thanks for joining me for todays episode. As a reminder, leaving a rating and review in iTunes will help this podcast to reach more amazing listeners just like you and if you have a friend who you think could benefit from this episode, send it their way! In the mean time, I will see you next week!