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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 19 of #30dayselflovechallenge
Today’s theme is #gentleness. I’m sharing this today because I need to hear it so badly myself. All my life I’ve gotten the memo, first from the culture outside me & then from my own internalized messaging, that in order to be successful/worthy/loved, i needed to be the opposite of gentle toward myself. I needed to grind harder, push longer, & in the case of my physical body, literally whittle any fluffiness away so I could be all tightness & angles...softness of any kind was the enemy. Even the word ‘gentle’ sounded lazy, like I was cutting myself undeserved slack, & would inevitably fall behind all the other hard-driving, invincible, anti-gentleness warriors. But as usual, I eventually learned that if I had to be that strict, demanding, & deprivation-minded toward myself, i wasn’t actually progressing at all—I was holding myself back from the naturally gentler life my soul craved, but that I didn’t believe I deserved: the more flexible timeline for achieving goals & focusing on what mattered to me; the allowing my creativity to flow instead of requiring it to deliver me cash & prizes like some ego-powered ATM machine; the normal body size; the space to feel my feelings & be on a journey of #selfacceptance instead of relentless #selfimprovement—all of these require gentleness. For me it’s a daily practice of waking up to the very-not-gentle drill sergeant in my head (who, as I’ve heard it said, gets up a half hr before I do), but choosing to meditate first before attacking the endless to-do list. Or choosing to sleep in instead of ‘burning off’ whatever I tell myself I shouldn’t have eaten last night. Or choosing to speak sweetly to myself around a mistake I made instead of attacking myself. Literally hugging the flesh on my arms instead of pinching & measuring it in my mind. The kinder & sweeter & softer my attitude toward myself, the more gentleness I bring to others, & the more we all flourish in ways that are impossible when we’re in up-armored, hard-nosed mode (aka trying to avoid our insecurities instead of gently allowing them to just be.) Have a gentle one! ❤ Art by @annembentley for #TheCall podcast w/ @missewill

Los Angeles, California
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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 18 of #30DaySelfloveChallenge Today’s theme: #vacation. I’ve learned that working too much & ignoring my need for time off is an insidious form of self-abandonment. That may sound extreme, especially in a culture that overworks ppl & tries to make us think it’s a virtue. But for me workaholism is a way to avoid really being present to my inner life, & asking questions like ‘how am I really feeling? Am I taking care of myself? If not, why? Am I going way above & beyond to excel at work while sacrificing the love/family/creative/self-caring pursuits that would actually make me feel connected & satisfied?’ For years, I used work to numb the feelings I had never learned to allow in, & examine, & accept as a normal part of me that deserved my care & attention. The message I sent myself was, ‘I’m willing to be endlessly productive work-wise, but I’m not willing to put that same discipline into myself.’ I was so used to the low-grade discomfort of constant overworking that it WAS my comfort zone. So vacation unwittingly became a scary, painful choice I resisted. I told myself a holiday sounded nice, but there was always something too pressing, too important that I couldn’t pass up, & so I’d put it off. Now I’ve learned that it’s vital to observe the voice that says ‘we can’t stop working! It’s lazy, we’ll lose time’, & let it say whatever it wants, but still take the vacay I need. & it can start slow. Just leaving my phone home while I go to a botanical garden, or lying down for a half hour while visualizing the beach, can help me practice enduring the discomfort of allowing myself to take breaks. & like this whole 30 day challenge, I can’t do it alone. I don’t do this perfectly, but I have ppl I check in with who help me plan vacations & stick to them even when the ‘unmissable’ conflicts come up. They remind me I’m not alone in struggling w/putting rest first. & they help me acknowledge that my overworking is about I.O.Us, #illusionsofurgency (see previous post) & really what I’m seeking is love & validation, which I’m better off getting from myself, including giving myself as much vacation as I can, when & where I can. 🏖


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by @fusicology

Hey LA: Don’t miss @yesimsarahjones in Sell/Buy/Date at the Renberg Theatre https://bit.ly/2OIu7da @Hollywoodreporter calls it ‘Virtuosic’ and @Voguemagazine calls it ‘Hilarious’! It’s a poignant, empowering, hopeful look at the times we're living in--don't miss it! Sept 27th through November. #SellBuyDate


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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 17 of #30dayselflovechallenge Today’s theme: #anger. Allowing space for anger within my #selflove practice is some black-belt level shit for me. Finding balance between a right-sized, human reaction to the inhumanity around us (attempted-rapist perjurers possibly ascending to the #SupremeCourt, for example) & not letting that anger block me from the love in the world, including my own love—that’s the challenge. Like many girls, I was socialized to suppress my anger, contort it into passive aggression, or aim it at myself (& it’s said anger turned inward is depression.) I don’t think any gender is taught healthy ways of identifying & processing anger in our culture. & mine always had layers of grief & sadness left over from unresolved childhood stuff attached to it. But I didn’t know that. So when I’d find myself at a protest, genuinely wanting to be part of a movement, I didn’t realize that, while my anger (at another black or brown life lost to police violence, or another threat to women’s rights, or to immigrants or lgbt folks or native ppl) was justified & principled, it was also a tributary to a larger body of anger within me. & in order to really heal & be helpful, I needed to do the work of teasing out my personal pain so the two weren’t so fused together that they could take me over. It takes daily work, especially in this climate, to use my anger as fuel while not dousing myself w/it. & the pendulum can swing the other way, too—I tried to ignore & deny my anger for years, to ‘rise above it’. & you may know the stat that 1 minute of anger can weaken the immune system for 4-5 hours. BUT it’s not the anger itself that’s the problem, it’s how we express it. Explosive rage hurts the rager at least as much as the other person. Skillfully processing it is the goal—meditation, journaling, exercise, getting enough emotional detachment that we can be angry w/o being the anger. & that way we can feel it & use it w/intention & precision as we fight from a place of abiding love. 💪🏽 ❤ (Photo Credit: @cindi_leive)


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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 16 of #30daysofselflove Theme today: #trust. In 11 days #sellbuydate is remounting in #LA!! I’m excited & nervous & my mind wants me in a place of fear that I can’t get it all done—writing, rehearsing, running around trying to make sure ppl know we’re back up (y’all, I was like a 1 woman street team last nt shoving invitations at ppl) & luckily I can be gentle w/myself about that, bc I know I believe in this work & want to share it w/as many ppl as I can, esp at this #dystrumpian moment in history. BUT there’s a point when, if we’ve done our part, it’s time to let go & allow whatever is happening to unfold. & that’s where it gets tricky for me as someone w/ #trustissues who can forget to invest in my own #selflove before chasing the love of an audience, or a man for that matter. My mind tells me the same greatest hits before I start pretty much any project (or dating!): ‘this is not gonna be ok’; ‘I’m (or someone else isn’t) good enough’; & most of all: ‘this will make or break me.’ Been like this since I was a kid. But the truth is, no matter who we are or what we do, publicly or otherwise, make-or-break thinking is an illusion. The hierarchies, rankings, social & achievement ladders we climb mean nothing on a soul level. I say this as someone who has won my share of awards, etc: they don’t help me trust my value. Only I can do that. Nothing else can make or break me because, like you, I was ‘made’ the day I was born, & I am unbreakable. My true self knows this, & it’s why I can feel so out of alignment when I’m compulsively trying to prove I’m worthy in work OR in love. But of course it can be hard to believe my value & lovability is innate & unconditional, bc society isn’t set up that way. If I trust I’m lovable no matter what, I won’t be 1st on line for every new iPhone, every it-bag, every #tummytea. & a lifetime habit of feeling less-than & trying to measure up to some imaginary, competitive standard for enough-ness doesn’t go away overnight. But w/practice, the trust muscle gets stronger & helps us pause long enough to feel the love that’s already here, & that will always fill us up more than awards, or applause, or anything else outside us can. 💕

Renberg Theater
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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 15 of #30dayselflovechallenge
Today’s theme: #sistersaturday or more broadly #family, whether blood or chosen. Last night I saw #MUSTSEE film #quincy by @rashidajones & felt another level of sisterhood w/her. Her father, a genius & national/global treasure, reminded me how much my #selflove practice includes embracing the gifts I’ve inherited from my family, while releasing past stories that no longer serve me. Doesn’t mean my chiIdhood was easy. I come from diverse, beautiful, accomplished, complicated people, & from a dysfunctional family...but I’ve come to think that phrase is redundant. To be a family is to be a collective of all the energies, tragedies, triumphs, beliefs, talents, unhealthy habits, wounds, & identities, self-imposed & otherwise, of every member of that family, & whatever they’ve inherited. All meshing & merging & clashing & careening into each other in ways most of us never have words or tools to process, in childhood or beyond. So if anything, it’s the illusion of some purely ‘functional’ family that may make it so hard to accept the families most of us come from & become part of when we form our own. Now I see how much self-love has eluded me at times because I couldn’t accept my family as they are, human & miraculous & flawed as all humans must be. & by rejecting them, I was rejecting the vast, lovable part of me that comes from them & all their complexity. As I’ve done more healing, I’ve collected the many members of my ‘found family’, who are as close to me as my own blood. We discover how lovable we are by holding up a mirror to each other & our often very similar pasts, though we may not share dna or ethnicity or age or geography or orientation. Found family has helped me re-parent myself in ways I didn’t know I needed, while deepening my compassion for my actual parents’ journeys. I now have more family than I ever dreamed possible. & I hope to be a better daughter, sister, cousin (chosen or blood) than I’ve ever been, which will help me be a better relative to myself. & to you. Thanks for being part of my extended family. May you feel connected to yours today, biological & otherwise, in all the ways that feel loving to you.❤

Los Angeles, California
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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 14 of #30DaySelfLoveChallenge & #fbf to @nationaltheatre. Today’s theme is a bigger love. ‘I’d die without you’, can’t breathe w/o you’, I’m nothing w/o you.’ Growing up I thought this was love. If I wasn’t obsessed w/the guy, I thought it wasn’t ‘real’. & then of course when I did find the guy who seemed to set my heart/brain/blood cells on fire, it felt more like addiction than love—I couldn’t be w/them w/o completely losing myself. & ultimately I’d end up leaving them out of fear they’d leave me, or having no balance, no genuine connection beyond temporary stratospheric peaks followed by sickening, soul-eroding lows, until it was over. Calling that version of relationship ‘love’ is kinda like calling what we have now ‘government’. We’re told this is what it has to be, yet everything about it is unstable, unsafe, disconnected from reality, & destructive. Luckily in the case of love, we don’t have to wait until 2020 or even midterms to have change. For me, moving away from the fixations & transactional conquests we call relationships, & toward love that feels connected & sane & sustainable, starts w/focusing on a bigger love. It’s connecting w/the universe, or creativity, or a feeling of oneness w/nature. It could also be listening to the voice of your intuition (the one saying ‘why are we worshipping this person when we know we deserve something less painful & more loving?’) or the place in you that cries at movies & weddings. It could be connecting to whatever god/goddess/transgod you believe in, or learning more about science. Or really paying mindful attention to your kids, or your pets, or noticing how good you instantly feel when you hold the door open for a stranger or go out of your way for a loved one w/no ulterior motive. I believe we’re born w/a bigger love than anything in the songs on the radio. It connects us, whether we can feel it or not, & the more we practice opening our hearts to it rather than grasping desperately at someone else’s heart, the more deeply, authentically loving we can be in every kind of relationship. Wishing you BIG, expansive love where everyone can breathe just fine on their own. ❤


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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 13 of #30DaySelfLoveChallenge #tbt to playing #MsNoodle on @SesameStreet w/the great #BillIrwin, & of course #elmo. I had so much fun letting my inner little girl completely take over. It felt like pure #selflove, though I didn’t have that term for it then. It was giving myself permission & freedom to be as silly & unselfconscious as the adult me wanted to be serious & seem in control. This ep was shot while I was doing my show #Bridge&Tunnel on #Broadway, & I remember I was putting so much pressure on myself to perform perfectly, 8 shows per week, w/no understudy, I lost the sense of fun & play that had inspired the show to begin with. But getting to clown, literally, w/Bill, & play w/#Elmo, surrounded by the muppets I had grown up with, I was transported back to a childhood place of joy, open-heartedness, sweetness, & non-judgment. Now, when I’m in too much stress or self-criticism, i can reconnect w/self love just by really focusing on my inner little one, & what would feel good to her. A few of my fave tricks include putting a childhood pic of myself on my phone as my home screen for a while & sending her love; writing a supportive note to her w/my non-dominant hand, telling her I’m proud of her & all the fun things she’ll do when she grows up; even eating her fave food or watching a really good movie or show she loved (the @MrRogersMovie was a huge self-love resource for me.) Also dancing, singing, & any other creative play can really deepen our connection to ourselves, both past & present. How do you plug into your little kid joy? Wishing you #play today! 💕

Los Angeles, California
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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 12 of #30DaySelfLoveChallenge today’s theme: the F word. I’ve heard so many acronyms for #FEAR: ‘false evidence appearing real’; ‘future events already ruined’; but my fave is ‘forgetting everything’s all right’. #Selflove is the antidote to the kind of fear I’ve lived w/most of my life. The fear that says no matter what I do, I’m not enough. No matter how hard I work, I’ll fail. Y’all, I was in it up to my eyeballs yesterday (often, sad anniversaries trigger extra fear in me.) All day it was, ‘What if I said the wrong thing just now? What if this person doesn’t get back to me? What if ppl don’t come to #SellBuyDate?’ What iffing myself into a frenzy. But all those fears are just thoughts—literally just electric impulses in my brain that distract me from being present w/myself & other people. Fear is also pretty ingenious in that it goes hand in hand w/shame. I’m afraid, but I don’t want anyone to know, so I try to hide it or compensate, which just adds more layers: I call it a Shame Parfait. I’m ashamed of my fear; then I’m ashamed that I’m ashamed; then I’m ashamed that I’m ashamed that...you get it. & all this does is keep me trapped in my head, feeling cut off from my own loving self that knows, deep down, that I don’t deserve to live so fearful or ashamed. So for today, don’t feed the fear. Share it w/someone you trust, which always disempowers it. Or write it down & talk back to it: ‘I’m afraid my hair looks bad.’ Ok, well, if that’s true, then what? ‘Then I won’t be attractive & ppl won’t like me.’ Ok, if that’s true, then what? ‘Then that proves I’m not good enough. I don’t deserve love’. For me, underneath every fear, from the tiniest worry to the most immense existential terror, is a leftover childhood belief that I’m unlovable. So the real solution isn’t getting my hair done (tho there’s nothing wrong w/that) it’s loving myself. Repeating a loving mantra. Getting a massage, or just giving myself a long hug. Then I can be a more detached witness to the (normal, human) fears that come up. Let them roll in & pass like clouds in the sky of my mind. As I heard @sharonsalzberg put it, ‘be the sky’. May your sky be full of love today. ❤☁

Los Angeles, California
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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 11 of #30DaySelflovechallenge...#tbt to walking through some grief in NYC. Today’s theme: loving ourselves through hard times.
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It’s 17 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center. I lived close enough that the tragic scar on the city, compounded by the ugliness of those who used the events as an excuse to destroy the lives of millions more ppl, destabilized not only everything around me, but also my internal world. I didn’t have healthy tools of #selflove & self-soothing to help me process it all.
Now, as part of a daily commitment to finding an inner oasis of calm no matter how grief-inducing, how enraging, how disgustingly dystrumpian a given moment may feel, I practice loving myself through, in, & around the pain, the chaos, the injustice.
The practice takes a lot of forms depending on the day—1st thing in the morning, I try to remind myself what I’m grateful for, or journal my feelings, or listen to music, or go for a run. I also usually try to sit in meditation, just breathing & being with myself. It’s like saying ‘Sarah, I know this all feels like too much & you can’t handle it, but no matter what else is happening, I’m here w/ you.’ I need to attend to me BEFORE I get on my phone & give my attention to everyone & everything else (if you can, I suggest leaving it outside your bedroom. I know. 😨 But get an alarm clock, & just try it for a few days—it gets easier w/practice.) & that 30 minutes of meditation, or 3 mins if that’s what I can manage, helps me be more present & useful when it’s time to face whatever’s happening around me.
Lastly, loving myself through grief or struggle is *not* the same as making my pain go away. It’s about being w/myself AND the pain, & doing my best not to run away. It’s definitely not easy, & I don’t do it perfectly. But if I hope to be a loving partner, holding space for another person’s ups & downs, I need to first learn to do it for myself. A therapist gave me this: ‘life isn’t always about feeling better. It’s about getting better at feeling whatever is here.’ Wishing you ❤, whatever that looks & feels like today. #30daysofselflove #loveyourself

New York, New York
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by @sechelpr

LA. THIS IS A MUST SEE. Tickets in @yesimsarahjones bio! #Repost @yesimsarahjones
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Day 10 of #30DaySelflovechallenge...today’s theme: taking compliments!😊😬
This #SellBuyDate promo (it’s back up here in #LA starting Sept 27) is great practice for me because, though I believe in myself & my work, it’s still awkward watching ppl I admire lavishing love on me (& especially uncomfortable watching it w/ other people.)
I know I’m not alone in struggling with letting in praise—there’s a cringe-y feeling that I don’t deserve it, people are just being nice...who do I think I am, anyway?
I learned early that it was impolite & even arrogant to really let in compliments—you had to deflect, be self-deprecating. Also as women & girls we’re socialized to dodge praise, no matter what we achieve (& as we’ve just seen, #WOC especially have...’umpires’ in life who try to keep us in our place, even when we have millions of fans...or maybe *because* we do…)
Thing is, no matter how much love others have for us, we can’t truly let it in without a core sense of our inner worth & lovability that isn’t dependent on anyone or anything else.
So we get to practice receiving compliments from others, AND especially from ourselves. Even if it feels empty at first, we can ‘act as if’. Pretend you’re your own bestie giving yourself a pep talk, or making a toast extolling your virtues on your birthday (why only let it in 1 day out of the year?) If you want to take it to the next level, praise yourself not just when you’re crushing life, but when you’re feeling less than. Do it for any little thing—paying a bill on time, feeding your pet, or just getting out of bed (or sleeping in, if that’s what you need.)
& if you have the fear: ‘Complimenting myself for nothing is rewarding mediocrity—I must be hard on me to get results’, I get it. But a punishing approach has NEVER worked for me in the long run. It’s only when I let in the most #lovingkindness that I can excel in every area of my life.
So, here’s to a #Mondaymood inspired by the ppl who sing your praises the loudest—including you! ❤️ #selfpraise #loveyourself #sarahjones #writer #characters #onewomanshow #merylstreep #sethmeyers

Renberg Theater
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by @thehelmco

@yesimsarahjones is bringing Sell/Buy/Date back to the stage! If you’re in LA this fall (opening night is Oct 14th) her performance is one you won’t want to miss. Jones’ one woman show is a labor of love, and recounts the real-life experiences of people in the sex and trafficking industry. It’s a truly moving and unique theater experience that we highly recommend.
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#sarahjones #sellbuydate #theater


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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 10 of #30DaySelflovechallenge...today’s theme: taking compliments!😊😬
This #SellBuyDate promo (it’s back up here in #LA starting Sept 27) is great practice for me because, though I believe in myself & my work, it’s still awkward watching ppl I admire lavishing love on me (& especially uncomfortable watching it w/ other people.)
I know I’m not alone in struggling with letting in praise—there’s a cringe-y feeling that I don’t deserve it, people are just being nice...who do I think I am, anyway?
I learned early that it was impolite & even arrogant to really let in compliments—you had to deflect, be self-deprecating. Also as women & girls we’re socialized to dodge praise, no matter what we achieve (& as we’ve just seen, #WOC especially have...’umpires’ in life who try to keep us in our place, even when we have millions of fans...or maybe *because* we do…)
Thing is, no matter how much love others have for us, we can’t truly let it in without a core sense of our inner worth & lovability that isn’t dependent on anyone or anything else.
So we get to practice receiving compliments from others, AND especially from ourselves. Even if it feels empty at first, we can ‘act as if’. Pretend you’re your own bestie giving yourself a pep talk, or making a toast extolling your virtues on your birthday (why only let it in 1 day out of the year?) If you want to take it to the next level, praise yourself not just when you’re crushing life, but when you’re feeling less than. Do it for any little thing—paying a bill on time, feeding your pet, or just getting out of bed (or sleeping in, if that’s what you need.)
& if you have the fear: ‘Complimenting myself for nothing is rewarding mediocrity—I must be hard on me to get results’, I get it. But a punishing approach has NEVER worked for me in the long run. It’s only when I let in the most #lovingkindness that I can excel in every area of my life.
So, here’s to a #Mondaymood inspired by the ppl who sing your praises the loudest—including you! ❤️ #30daysofselflove #compliments #selfpraise #loveyourself #sarahjones #writer #LAtheater #LAthtr #characters #onewomanshow #merylstreep #sethmeyers #janefonda #renbergtheatre #selfdate


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by @browndamon

#Repost @yesimsarahjones with @get_repost
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Day 6 of #30dayselflovechallenge and #tbt to being SO tired after a #SellBuyDate show in #marthasvineyard, I was literally on the floor.
Today’s theme is #REST. I’m focusing on it because it’s so, so hard for me. I’m even in a group for people who deal with what’s called ‘exertion/exhaustion’, the cycle where I stay on my grind so long and so hard, I can then burn out and/or get sick. So I’m being taught how to allow time for enough sleep, downtime, cocooning, vacation/staycation, and even just pausing throughout the day. Slowing down enough to feel present with what I already have, instead of speeding off to the next thing. It takes practice. And, paradoxically, work. 😊 But a mentor of mine gave me a radical trick I hope you’ll try:

Whenever you re-enter your home, set a timer (preferably not your phone if you’re easily distracted by it) for 9 minutes, and then lie on the floor. No multitasking, no trying to get anything done while down there, like sneaking in a few crunches (can you tell I’m speaking from experience?) just lie there and breathe, let all the burdens and energy from the outside world drain into the earth, and in exchange, soak up the support of the universe to recharge your battery so you’re grounded and focused when you get up. Let me repeat: it’s NOT easy for me to do this. There’s always something screaming for my attention. But defending my need for rest, being as stubborn and determined about it as I would be about making sure I get my work done or that I look good on a date—that’s self love...if I can put that level of attention and effort into resting, (and forgive/be compassionate with myself when I can’t) it changes my whole day. So much so that this post won’t be as long as the others so I can go take a nap and you can use the time to rest in whatever way works for you. 💤 😴 💕
#repost #selflove #30daysofselflove #loveyourself #loveyoself #sarahjones #writer #selfdate #selflovechallenge #sleep #recharge #takeanap


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by @yesimsarahjones

Day 6 of #30dayselflovechallenge and #tbt to being SO tired after a #SellBuyDate show in #marthasvineyard, I was literally on the floor.
Today’s theme is #REST. I’m focusing on it because it’s so, so hard for me. I’m even in a group for people who deal with what’s called ‘exertion/exhaustion’, the cycle where I stay on my grind so long and so hard, I can then burn out and/or get sick. So I’m being taught how to allow time for enough sleep, downtime, cocooning, vacation/staycation, and even just pausing throughout the day. Slowing down enough to feel present with what I already have, instead of speeding off to the next thing. It takes practice. And, paradoxically, work. 😊 But a mentor of mine gave me a radical trick I hope you’ll try:

Whenever you re-enter your home, set a timer (preferably not your phone if you’re easily distracted by it) for 9 minutes, and then lie on the floor. No multitasking, no trying to get anything done while down there, like sneaking in a few crunches (can you tell I’m speaking from experience?) just lie there and breathe, let all the burdens and energy from the outside world drain into the earth, and in exchange, soak up the support of the universe to recharge your battery so you’re grounded and focused when you get up. Let me repeat: it’s NOT easy for me to do this. There’s always something screaming for my attention. But defending my need for rest, being as stubborn and determined about it as I would be about making sure I get my work done or that I look good on a date—that’s self love...if I can put that level of attention and effort into resting, (and forgive/be compassionate with myself when I can’t) it changes my whole day. So much so that this post won’t be as long as the others so I can go take a nap and you can use the time to rest in whatever way works for you. 💤 😴 💕
#repost #selflove #30daysofselflove #loveyourself #loveyoself #sarahjones #writer #selfdate #selflovechallenge #sleep #recharge #takeanap


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by @amyschumer

My friend @yesimsarahjones is remounting her solo show #SellBuyDate in LA Sept 27 through November. It tackles this #MeToo moment through the lens of the future, don’t miss it! https://bit.ly/2OIu7da


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by @yesimsarahjones

👋🏽 👋🏽 Hey #LA, I’m back! Starting September 27, Sell/Buy/Date is remounting under my new company Foment Productions. YAY!! None of this would be possible without your support (and an AH-mazing commission from the NoVo Foundation.)
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Previews start September 27 at the Renberg Theatre. Click the link in my bio so you and your friends can get tix before they sell(/buy/date) out...😁 Can’t wait to see you there—and thanks @variety! 💕 #SellBuyDate #play #characters #sarahjones #onewomanshow #latheatre #latheater #lathtr


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by @yesimsarahjones

🎉 🎁 🎈 #FBF to celebrating with birthday woman @ava post #SellBuyDate—wishing you another powerful trip around the sun, and that the world continues to be brighter for having you and your work in it. #AvaDuVernay #filmmaker #13th #Selma #Awrinkleintime #queensugar #centralparkfive


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by @noweverartists

Hey LA: Don’t miss @yesimsarahjones in Sell/Buy/Date at the Renberg Theater https://bit.ly/2OIu7da @Hollywoodreporter calls it ‘Virtuosic’ and @Voguemagazine calls it ‘Hilarious’! It’s a poignant, empowering, hopeful look at the times we're living in--don't miss it! Oct 14th through November. #SellBuyDate

Renberg Theater
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by @123mediaproduction

Tony Winner Sarah Jones Brings One-Woman Show ‘Sell/Buy/Date’ To Los Angeles

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jones is making her return to the west coast to open her one-woman show Sell/Buy/Date at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center on Oct. 14.
#show #sarahjones #sellbuydate #actress #onewomanshow #liveshow #theater #liveperformance #performingarts #offbroadway #production #play #acting


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by @marlateyolia

Our presence is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and all our relations ✨🙏🏽 #Repost @xosarahjones ・・・
LOVE this. And I’d add to it: Your disappointments. Your bad hair days. Your imperfections. Your losses and grief. Your third date not leading to a fourth. Your fear of not being enough. Your people-pleasing. Your near-misses. Your self-judgment and criticism. Your failures and deferred dreams. If you can (and if I can) just be there with all of it, we all have a much better chance of meeting ourselves and others with softness and kindness and compassion that heals. Radically accepting, and even embracing ourselves as we are. We know what happens when we don’t mindfully face, forgive and find healing justice for our collective wounds, and the things we try to hide and avoid: hurt people just keep hurting other people in an endless cycle. It drives everything from our politics of fear and inability to see and acknowledge the truth of our history, to our current daily culture of violence, greed, denial, disconnection and unconscious consumption being prioritized over basic human dignity and loving protection of our inner and outer environments. We can change this. It starts with being here for all of it. #justbehere #mindfulness #youareenough #feeldealheal #selflove #stayhuman #sellbuydate #downtime #slowingdown #mindfulpresence #selfcaresunday #mindfulmama #raiseyourvibration


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by @emendezberry

#Repost @xosarahjones with @get_repost
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#selfcaresaturday LOVE this. And I’d add to it: Your disappointments. Your bad hair days. Your imperfections. Your losses and grief. Your third date not leading to a fourth. Your fear of not being enough. Your people-pleasing. Your near-misses. Your self-judgment and criticism. Your failures and deferred dreams. If you can (and if I can) just be there with all of it, we all have a much better chance of meeting ourselves and others with softness and kindness and compassion that heals. Radically accepting, and even embracing ourselves as we are. We know what happens when we don’t mindfully face, forgive and find healing justice for our collective wounds, and the things we try to hide and avoid: hurt people just keep hurting other people in an endless cycle. It drives everything from our politics of fear and inability to see and acknowledge the truth of our history, to our current daily culture of violence, greed, denial, disconnection and unconscious consumption being prioritized over basic human dignity and loving protection of our inner and outer environments. We can change this. It starts with being here for all of it. #justbehere #mindfulness #youareenough #feeldealheal #selflove #stayhuman #writer #sarahjones #sellbuydate #downtime


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by @yesimsarahjones

#selfcaresaturday LOVE this. And I’d add to it: Your disappointments. Your bad hair days. Your imperfections. Your losses and grief. Your third date not leading to a fourth. Your fear of not being enough. Your people-pleasing. Your near-misses. Your self-judgment and criticism. Your failures and deferred dreams. If you can (and if I can) just be there with all of it, we all have a much better chance of meeting ourselves and others with softness and kindness and compassion that heals. Radically accepting, and even embracing ourselves as we are. We know what happens when we don’t mindfully face, forgive and find healing justice for our collective wounds, and the things we try to hide and avoid: hurt people just keep hurting other people in an endless cycle. It drives everything from our politics of fear and inability to see and acknowledge the truth of our history, to our current daily culture of violence, greed, denial, disconnection and unconscious consumption being prioritized over basic human dignity and loving protection of our inner and outer environments. We can change this. It starts with being here for all of it. #justbehere #mindfulness #youareenough #feeldealheal #selflove #stayhuman #writer #sarahjones #sellbuydate #downtime


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by @yesimsarahjones

I’ll get right to the point (and thanks @Deadline for beating me to the punch on my own announcement 🤣😃)... Because of your loving support...and an extraordinary commission from the NoVo Foundation, i have a new production company, Foment Productions! YAY!!! And a remount of Sell/Buy/Date is our first project!
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Tickets are on sale now for the LA run, with previews starting September 27, opening night October 14, and continuing into November at the Renberg Theatre — you can get tickets by clicking the link in my bio.
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Plans are also in the works for a return to NYC (I miss you!) and tour of other cities! Please stay tuned, and in the meantime let your LA peeps know they can get their tickets now. Hurry, they are limited and will likely sell(buy/date) out...
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I have more exciting news to share, but for now, thank you for being apart of this journey with me. 💕
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#SellBuyDate #SarahJones #FomentProductions #RenbergTheatre #NovoFoundation #LALGBTCenter


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by @emnynes

Thank you, thank you @xosarahjones If you get the chance to see this play...GO!!! Performance (seriously how!?) and content both 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ・・・
#feministfriday #fbf to sharing #sellbuydate w/ @emmawatson (& telling her as much as I’m a fan of her work as #hermoinegranger & #belle, what impresses me most is her knowledge of #bell ... hooks that is, & amplifying #feminism & #womensempowerment globally in ways her fans might not find otherwise...) #bellhooks #feminismisforeverybody #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalhumanrights #emmawatson #sarahjones #feminist #womensrights #womenintheater #womensrightsarehumanrights #timesup 👛 by @michelepred #powerofthepurse 💍 💍💍by @rebeccanadlerdesigns #brassjewelry


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by @emmaderrewatson28

Thank you, thank you @xosarahjones If you get the chance to see this play...GO!!! Performance (seriously how!?) and content both 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ・・・
#feministfriday #fbf to sharing #sellbuydate w/ @emmawatson (& telling her as much as I’m a fan of her work as #hermoinegranger & #belle, what impresses me most is her knowledge of #bell ... hooks that is, & amplifying #feminism & #womensempowerment globally in ways her fans might not find otherwise...) #bellhooks #feminismisforeverybody #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalhumanrights #emmawatson #sarahjones #feminist #womensrights #womenintheater #womensrightsarehumanrights #timesup 👛 by @michelepred #powerofthepurse 💍 💍💍by @rebeccanadlerdesigns #brassjewelry


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by @nona_stctest_310

Thank you, thank you @xosarahjones If you get the chance to see this play...GO!!! Performance (seriously how!?) and content both 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ・・・
#feministfriday #fbf to sharing #sellbuydate w/ @emmawatson (& telling her as much as I’m a fan of her work as #hermoinegranger & #belle, what impresses me most is her knowledge of #bell ... hooks that is, & amplifying #feminism & #womensempowerment globally in ways her fans might not find otherwise...) #bellhooks #feminismisforeverybody #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalhumanrights #emmawatson #sarahjones #feminist #womensrights #womenintheater #womensrightsarehumanrights #timesup 👛 by @michelepred #powerofthepurse 💍 💍💍by @rebeccanadlerdesigns #brassjewelry


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by @tassafierce

Met the inimitable @xosarahjones last week, who’s theatric game left me star struck. Her mastery of accents and caricatures, including: American (from NYC to Bay girl), British upper class, Irish working class, West Indian labourer- witnessed in a single performance, was genius; speaking truth to women’s stories. When meeting her post performance, she instinctively, upon hearing my voice, transformed to a stellar Aussie accent with seamless execution. SO EXTRA. If you haven’t seen her show Sell/Buy/Date - do it. Just do it. One of the most intuitive and intelligent performing artists I’ve seen #sarahjones #didyouever #sellbuydate #oneartist #manystories #storyteller #diversestoriesmatter #woc #shesnotaussie #butlistentohergo!


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by @ghislaine_rendon_232

Thank you, thank you @xosarahjones If you get the chance to see this play...GO!!! Performance (seriously how!?) and content both 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 ・・・
#feministfriday #fbf to sharing #sellbuydate w/ @emmawatson (& telling her as much as I’m a fan of her work as #hermoinegranger & #belle, what impresses me most is her knowledge of #bell ... hooks that is, & amplifying #feminism & #womensempowerment globally in ways her fans might not find otherwise...) #bellhooks #feminismisforeverybody #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalhumanrights #emmawatson #sarahjones #feminist #womensrights #womenintheater #womensrightsarehumanrights #timesup 👛 by @michelepred #powerofthepurse 💍 💍💍by @rebeccanadlerdesigns #brassjewelry


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by @aprilyvettethompson

Masters of the solo form #Repost @xosarahjones with @get_repost
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#motivationmonday watching #feminist #icon #genius 👑 Lily Tomlin on @sesamestreet is one of my earliest childhood memories. Because she did it, I believed I could, too. Even towering above her 😂, I look up to her & her endlessly brilliant career. 🙏🏽 #thefunnyisfemale #lilytomlin #femalewriter #representationmatters #onewomanshow #characters #sarahjones #SellBuyDate #grateful #timesup 👛 by @michelepred #PowerofthePurse


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