Hard Times T-Shirt - Octopied Mind
Hard Times T-Shirt - Octopied Mind
Hard Times T-Shirt - Octopied Mind
Hard Times T-Shirt - Octopied Mind
Hard Times T-Shirt - Octopied Mind
Hard Times T-Shirt - Octopied Mind
Hard Times T-Shirt - Octopied Mind

Hard Times T-Shirt

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Our Hard Times T-Shirt is for those who give, often forgetting to take a moment for themselves. This unique design captures the essence of self-awareness and the challenges of overextending.

At the heart of this tee is a call to prioritize self, understand our boundaries, and know when to say 'no'. Whether you're grappling with the desire for validation or navigating the complexities of relationships, the Hard Times T-shirt acts as a wearable reminder.

Our commitment to inclusivity shines with our gender and size-inclusive fits. For precise measurements, refer to our size guide.

Model is 5'10",  wearing a size small.

Processing Times: Same day / Next day

Shipping: 2-7 Business Days*

Easy 30-Day Returns: We want to make your experience with Octopied Mind unforgettable. For this reason, our Returns Policy is super simple. You have 30 days from receiving your order to decide if it's not quite right. Everything you buy on our site is eligible for return except final sale items, small accessories, graveyard (defect) items and intimates. Due to high product demand and small-batch production, we don't allow exchanges. Please visit our returns page for more info.

• 100% soft cotton jersey.
• Mid-weight 210 GSM.
• Hand drawn graphics.
• Screen-printed.
• Discharge Ink.
• For best care, wash cold and lay flat to dry.

I love being a good partner. The one who seemingly has endless energy for massages, cooking, cleaning, errands, you name it. But sometimes I can get so carried away living through this validating persona that I forget about balance and what I need to feel energized and at ease.⁠

Although this behaviour is majorly focused within my romantic relationship, people pleasing does extend beyond the walls of my home and into my family relationships, work relationships and friendships.⁠

People pleasing is more than just doing things to be liked. It's about feeling validated and valuable in relationships where you give it your all (and more). People pleasers however, give away so much of their time and energy to others that they become worn out, anxious and even resentful.⁠

People pleasing can be a result of many things - Perhaps you want to avoid conflict or you fear rejection. Maybe you’re scared of disappointing others or you want to avoid the guilt of saying no. It’s possible you may have a need going unmet and you’re hoping to get something in return, or you don’t know how to adequately meet your own needs so you focus on meeting others instead.⁠

So how do you stop people pleasing and transform the way you show up for the people you love without a scoreboard and worse - forgetting to show up for yourself?⁠

1. Be honest - Tune into how you REALLY feel.⁠
2. Acknowledge your needs - Always put your own oxygen mask on first friends!⁠
3. Say NO - Your no’s will have people trust your yes’s!⁠
4. Develop a self-care routine - Attend to your physical, emotional and spiritual needs daily.⁠
5. Let go of guilt / fear - The worthwhile relationships in your life will be those that value your energy.⁠

Setting clear boundaries and checking in with yourself will stop letting reward and punishment determine your behaviour. While it may not be an easy switch or something you (or I) will master overnight - identifying your people pleasing tendencies and coming up with alternative approaches that respect your capacity for generosity will create sustainable relationships where everyone involved feels safe, loved and respected.

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Meet Sarah Vezina (left) and Jill Davis (right), two inseparable souls from the small town of Dalhousie, New Brunswick. Their paths intertwined from childhood, sharing neighbourhoods, bus rides, babysitters, and even a bike— a testament to their unbreakable bond and shared experiences.

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