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THE GRIND IS REAL BUT THE BURNOUT IS REALER. DON'T FORGET TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF THROUGHOUT IT ALL. BY BRITTANY WRIGHT JUST SAY NO. There’s also a lot of us who are really It’s knowing that no matter how busting our asses to build empires rigorous my goals are, I can’t get and make a name for ourselves there if I wear myself out before in our own regard. Regardless of then. It’s realizing that self-care is the implications though, in pursuit thee priority and should not have of success, we are collectively to be made a priority. Saying no is abusing the word yes without placing yourself before any manacknowledgment of the potential made obligation or authority. repercussion of our personal health. Say no to others and yes to self. They say the hustle is Say yes to that sold separately, and paid time off, yes "CONSTANTLY to that vacation while the boss mentality is admirable, someone you never thought TAKE TIME needs to remind us you’d have enough TO BREATHE, time to slow down that we are our own most important ongoing take, and say TAKE-IN AND to project. yes to everything LIVE IN THE that you’ve always Bouncing from job, to gig, wanted to do for MOMENT." to networking event, to you, but constantly balancing freelancing, to had to work around family gatherings, to cocktails with your responsibilities. your ­­girls, to only seeing your home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 Constantly take time to breathe, a.m… something has got to give. take-in and live in the moment. Often we are so focused on getting to the No is quite possibly the healthiest next step, that we forget to celebrate word in the dictionary and needs and become present in the now. to be worked into everyone’s daily vocabulary. It can be used as a full Reward yourself for all that you’ve sentence and does not require accomplished, by learning how further explanation or background to use the healthiest word in the information. dictionary. No. | EL 51 EMPIRELIFEMAG.COM  | FALL 2016