2Sisters Speak: Surviving the Sandwich Generation- Episode 29

The Anti-Self-Care Episode

Happy New Year! What is your New Years’ resolution? You don’t have one? We don’t either! Join us as we embrace our inner-Goblins for 2023.

Goblin Mode is defined as a “type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.” This was Oxford’s word of the year for 2022 and we feel seen.

After 2+ years of enduring through a global pandemic with heightened political tension and a climate in crisis, we’re tired. And we’re tired of being women who don’t seem to be tired. Let’s not set huge expectations for ourselves at the start of this new year if we don’t want to. Let’s just show up, as we are. This is Goblin mode.

Three key takeaways from this episode:

  • According to Oxford, Goblin Mode was chosen because it reflects the mood of the past 12 months. We were thrilled to learn we are not the only ones.
  • Just show up. It doesn’t necessarily matter how you show up, just show up.
  • Being authentic and not pretending to be something you’re not gives others permission to do the same. Let’s be Goblins together.

References & Links mentioned in the show:

https://www.npr.org/2022/12/05/1140696560/oxford-word-2022-goblin-mode

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/12/06/goblin-mode-meaning-oxford/

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