Shaking the “Shoulds”!


Hi! I'm Rachel, the founder of I've been a social worker for over 10 years, mostly within the field of child welfare. I hope together we can make a safe place for social workers to gather, connect, and inspire one another! Thanks for being part of this community!

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4 Responses

  1. Rhodesia says:

    Thanks Rachel for sharing you thankfulness. It is certainly the season to reflect on this.
    On thinking 🤔 about the shoulds…I have stopped being so hard on myself. I now allow myself not to have to make the bed on the weekends unless I want to. It seems crazy though it feels so good. Life is good; though Mon- Fri. Work is often a burn on & by Thurs of the week I am pooped. Just simple things help & I find myself being more creative as a result.
    Be Blessed & Happy Holidays to you & all my fellows Social workers.

  2. Mary says:

    I find myself in your position all too often. Especially as a mom, I feel guilty taking any me time. Thanks for spelling it out so logically. Life WILL continue even when we press pause and take care of ourselves.

  3. Tiffany Thompson, MSW, CSW says:

    Hello Rachel,
    Thank you for sharing these ideas about shaking the shoulds.
    What helps me be present at home or at work is remembering my purpose.
    Also, there is only so much I can do in one day. Tomorrow is a new day. I have to be at peace with myself and others. Celebrating small wins also helps.

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