Dear Kendall (+ reader),
It is okay to be tired.
You haven’t failed for being tired.
You exist and that’s enough.
I see you in all your feelings. You feel a lot of feelings. That is so freaking powerful and special, and helps you hold so much compassion and understanding for others. And I see how tired it can make you.
Remember we aren’t lazy.
We’re in flux.
Remember you don’t have to create just for social media. You can write, type, draw, or film just for you and your heart. You are not a machine, churning out content. You’re a human. Sometimes you can share your humanity. And sometimes it’s just for you. And that’s enough, too.
You’re enough for you.
Remember you deserve food, rest, joy, laughter, and treats no matter how much “stuff” got done.
Remember that resting and pausing can be as helpful and informative for your audience as posting can be.
Remember we’re trying to do things differently to have a different life, a different relationship to work, to our body, to our mind.
If continually beating yourself up for not doing enough was a good strategy, wouldn’t it have “worked” by now?
Why don’t we find out if making food, sleep, rest, joy, and fun our staples helps us want to create more over the long run instead of being so harsh and judgmental of ourselves?
Take some deep breaths. Visualize the air filling your lungs as kindness towards yourself. Inhale. Breathe in that kindness and compassion.
Let it overflow in your chest and travel around your body, saying thank you and you’re enough to every little piece of you.
Fill yourself up with as much self-compassion as you can
and then hold it for just a moment at the top.
Self compassion is always accessible to you.
Breathe it in.
More can come.
It’s not going away.
Visualize the air leaving & the negative thoughts and self-judgment dissipating back into the air around you.
Repeat as needed.
It’s okay if you only can do this once or if you need lots of cycles to flush out the tension, the criticism, the shame.
You are worth the reset.