I’m back! Let’s talk about hustle culture...
So it’s 2020 and it feels like the world is alllll about the hustle. Like if you’re not constantly hustling, you’re doing it wrong. Well let me tell you..that’s false!
I can’t even tell you how many times A DAY I see insta stories where people are essentially promoting living off of 10 cups of coffee and 2 hours of sleep. People are so quick to post about the all nighter they pulled to finish one of the many personal projects they say they’re working on. People are so quick to post about their “non-stop” days, because it makes them feel successful.
Now, let me just say I AM GUILTY OF THIS TOO!! I think most of us are a little bit. We all enable each other to continue endorsing hustle culture. But the problem is, it’s super toxic. As someone who lives with mental illness, it’s really hard for me when more often than not, my days are all about balance, in order to stay in a healthy headspace. It’s important for me (and everyone really) to not have too much on my plate in one day, and to plan my days, and to get good sleep, and to not overdose on coffee lol. So although I agree it’s important to credit ourselves for those unavoidable days where we HAVE to hustle, I am encouraging all of you to stop supporting this as a sustainable way of living!
I’m challenging myself to post more often about my stable, and balanced days. My typical days, where I eat, go to class, do some work, watch some tv, and get some good sleep. Because that way of living is what we should be celebrating. We should not be celebrating overworking ourselves into sheer exhaustion and mental breakdowns. It’s also important to be able to be proud of ourselves for those days where all we do is get out of bed and feed ourselves, because sometimes those days happen. I encourage you all to do the same.
I'm Maddi and Im a full time student (studying Child and Youth Work), and a self proclaimed content creator. Here I have my blog and my shop, I hope you enjoy!