If you or someone you know is struggling to stay on top of your life—your to-do list, home, hygiene, meals, etc.—consider that it’s not because you’re lazy, even if this is what you’ve been told. Author KC Davis wants you to know this: messiness is not a moral failing. In her new book, How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing, KC takes on our ‘push harder, be better’ culture and all the shame that goes along with seemingly not being able to measure up. Instead, she invites us to take a kinder, more compassionate approach to ourselves during those moments when life overwhelms us.
In this conversation we discuss:
- Relating to our lives and homes as morally neutral;
- See our chores as care tasks;
- The idea that laziness is a myth;
- How to show kindness to your future self;
- How to find your on-ramp;
- How to give yourself rest without having to earn it or deserve it.
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ABOUT KC DAVIS
KC Davis is a licensed professional therapist, author, and speaker. She is the creator of the mental health platform Struggle Care, where she shares a revolutionary approach to self and home care for those dealing with mental health, physical illness, and hard seasons of life. KC began her mental health journey at sixteen, when she entered treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues. After getting sober, she became a speaker and advocate for mental health and recovery. She lives in Houston with her husband and two daughters. Learn more at strugglecare.com.
ABOUT KRISTEN MANIERI (HOST)
Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 160 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.