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Showing Up For Yourself

Prioritizing your needs is important, Rachel Wilkerson Miller says, but it’s often easier said than done. “Most people think that is true for everybody who is not them. And they sort of think that they’re the exception to the rule.”

Miller is the author of The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People, a new book in which she stresses that you can’t fully show up for the people in your life until you know how to do the same for yourself.

Especially during a time when all our routines are out of whack, it’s easy to overextend yourself at work or with family. But, as Miller says, going into emotional or financial debt to help others doesn’t serve anyone in the long run.

Excerpted from “An Illustrated Guide To Showing Up For Yourself” on NPR. Read the full article, which includes an illustrated guide with exercises to help you show up for yourself.

Listen to Wilkerson Miller discuss how to create deeper relationships and connections with friends and loved ones, setting boundaries and caring for yourself.

Source: NPR | An Illustrated Guide To Showing Up For Yourself, https://www.npr.org/2020/05/14/856152729/an-illustrated-guide-to-showing-up-for-yourself | © 2020 npr

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