Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt
Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt
Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt
Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt
Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt
Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt
Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt

Hard Times Luxe T-Shirt

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An everyday tee with a luxurious feel. This cotton t-shirt has a relaxed, boxy fit that cascades into a straight-fitting torso and sleeves. Made from our mid-weight luxe cotton jersey, with a ribbed crew neck collar, for a more structured look and feel.

Gender inclusive sizing. See the size guide for measurements.
Model is 5'3",  wearing a size small.

• 100% soft cotton jersey.
• Mid-weight 210 GSM.
• Hand drawn graphics.
• Screen-printed.
• 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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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 the day you receive your order to decide if it's not quite right. Everything you buy on our site is eligible for return except final sale items, graveyard (defect) items and intimates. Please visit our returns page for more info.

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Jill Davis (right) and Sarah Vezina (left) are two best friends from small town Dalhousie, New Brunswick. They grew up in the same neighbourhood, took the same bus, had the same babysitter and even rode on the same bike (because Sarah couldn't afford her own). Their inseparability and toxic dependency lasted through adulthood where they quit their corporate jobs to work with each other instead. Given that no one can tell them apart, it's clear that Octopied Mind has been founded on the melting and merging of their brain power, creativity and essence - All of which are used to produce the strange and vulnerable graphic art you see today.