In case you haven't been rewatching old seasons of Sex and the City while quarantined, allow me to refresh your memory: Whenever Miranda Hobbes, the queen of setting boundaries, is trying to get out of something, she says she has to go feed her cat. But when you're stuck inside your house with a month's supply of cat food, you can't help but wonder, how do you get out of responding to texts when you have no excuses? What would Miranda do?
If you thought getting out of IRL encounters was difficult, getting out of digital plans, when there is literally nothing else you could be doing, is nearly impossible.
"Now that you can’t white lie about having another engagement or not feeling well, you have the opportunity to increase your honesty-based skills and personal boundaries," Dr. Carla Marie Manly, clinical psychologist and author of Joy from Fear" tells Bustle. "By creating digital boundaries, you're setting positive self-care standards rather than creating bad habits that may difficult to break in the long run."
So, the next time your old coworker asks you to catch up over FaceTime and you'd rather lie in bed watching TikTok videos, try one of these seven Miranda-approved texts.