Permission Slips

I’ve been listening to Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness on Audible recently.  I know I need to shake things up a bit and thought her wisdom and insights on life might be a good place to start and I’ve had this book sitting in my library for awhile so why not started it on my commutes between work and doggie daycare?  One of the concepts she talks about early on is the idea of Permission slips, she talks about the first time Oprah tapped her to be on Super Soul Conversations and how she, Brene, physically wrote herself a permission slip to enjoy the moment, to be goofy and to have fun.  What a brilliant idea! My guess is that there are many areas, spaces in life where we need to give ourselves permission to be who we really are and to be true to ourselves. So I have decided to embrace this idea of permission slips and will be writing them to myself on a regular basis.  Here are some of the things I’m giving myself permission to do: 

I give myself Permission to… 

  • Not like JLo’s part of the Super Bowl HalfTime Show, I’ve never been a fan. 
  • Push my team at work to Raise the Bar.
  • Buy a new car
  • Stop indulging in self sabotaging behavior 

I give myself Permission to…

  • Write
  • Run Trails
  • To commit to my training plan, even my strength workouts 
  • To Be Successful 
  • To Be A Hot Mess 
  • To Lose the Weight
  • To Let my Gray Hair Grow Out – Maybe, I’m still not sure I’m ready
  • To No Really Care What Other People Think 
  • To Drink Less
  •  Eat More Vegetables 
  • Sleep More
  • Not Always Have My Sh&t togegther
  • To Have Fun
  • To Go Camping
  • To Have a Messy, Cluttered House 
  • To Be Grateful 

And most importantly I give myself Permission to Be Happy. 

What areas of life do you need to write to write yourself a permission slip?  

About AuntJenFox

I'm a 45 year old single woman living in Dallas, TX. I'm a licensed nursing home administrator, runner, Aunt, and Mom to a Welsh Corgi puppy named Eloise and a cat named Gracie. My life is anything but boring and I learn something new everyday.
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2 Responses to Permission Slips

  1. Claire Phillips says:

    Love this! thank you! Permission to write! Permission to run slow, but steady! Permission to be me!

  2. otispup says:

    💕💕💕 That’s all 😊

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