Self Care as a Way to be More Productive

episode 48 of the smutlancer podcast talks about self care and productivity

There are plenty of things we know we should do or that we’ve been told are good for us, but that doesn’t mean we them — or that they’re easy to do. Self-care isn’t just the indulgent stuff we do when we’re stressed (although I’m all for that). It’s also the way we take care of ourselves so we can do more of the stuff we want to do. That’s right, this week, I’m talking about self-care as a way to be more productive as a smutlancer.

In this episode:

  • This week’s episode is sponsored by QuickBooks Self Employed.
  • Self care is often thought about for mental or physical health, when we’re stressed, or to avoid burn out.
  • All of those things are true.
  • Because it’s too easy for me to avoid self care as “unnecessary,” I had to reframe it as part of my work.
  • I also found that certain things (aka adulting) help me get more done in the day and achieve goals while also being a form of self care:
    • Going to bed early
    • Doing good-for-me things and avoiding social media first thing in the morning.
    • Eating healthfully but not trying to perfect.
    • Going to the doctor and/or therapist

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Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords is a freelance sex writer, podcaster, blogger, all-around sex content creating human, and she really likes creating content. As a writer, she focuses on sex and kink primarily on BDSM and power exchange. She works with private clients to write their content and manage their social media, while also co-hosting two podcasts, running a YouTube channel, and managing multiple blogs. Let's just say, she stays busy and wants to keep it that way. Kayla is an international speaker and an award-winning sex blogger. She believes we are stronger together as a community than we are isolated and apart. We all deserve to get paid for the work we do, but until we understand our cumulative power, we'll all wonder if we're "the only one" doing this smutlancing thing.

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