Mothering and nurturing is showing up for another person no matter what, whether you have a lot to give or not. What does this concept look like when we apply it not only to child raising, but also to ourselves, our goals and our dreams?
When we are at our worst, feeling the least motivated and the moodiest, it is when we need the most nurturing, love and appreciation. Only through giving ourselves a chance to recuperate from stress and expending energy will we accumulate enough energy to keep going and do all the things we want with our life.
Taking care of ourselves is about choosing what thing we use our energy on in each moment. When we run out of energy to keep going, that is when we need to replenish - not just to keep going doing annoying things we didn’t want to do anyway – but so that we reach a point where we feel nice, we feel full and capable of desiring action again. If you’re constantly resistant to doing anything, then you’re burnt out and need a restorative pause that lasts longer than you're comfortable with more than ever!
Giving yourself what you need, and even if what you need is to stop entirely and do nothing for a few days, the returns on that are so much more than you anticipate.
Your life is like a garden that needs tending. Energy doesn’t come from nowhere. You have to take some back in order to give some.
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