Does this sound familiar?
Maybe this is you. Or maybe you’ve graduated from this phase, you’re finally advocating for your needs and getting time alone on the regular, and you’re still having a hard time accessing creativity, making much progress on your projects, or tapping into divine nourishment and connection.
I’m here to tell you something, dear mother:
There are plenty of reasons you’re not “making the most of” your alone time, and your personal inadequacy is not one of them.
Here’s what I’ve learned not only by experiencing decades of seemingly self-sabotaged alone time, but by bearing witness to hundreds of smart, passionate, intentional clients who also happen to be mothers in the thick of it:
We aren’t sabotaging our alone time. It just seems that way because the true causes of our frustratingly “unproductive,” precious few hours alone are–like so many other suboptimal maternal realities–hidden beneath the lie that there’s something wrong with us. Here’s a start toward a truer story:
Obviously, pandemic parenting both amplifies the need for time away and makes meeting this need more challenging than ever. However, I believe we’re experiencing not only one of the most collectively stressful but potentially transformative times modern-day mothers have yet to endure.
I believe that this is a critical and potent time in history, when so much is being revealed and illuminated, both around and within us, and that we have a TON to gain as mothers, in the long run. But we have to stay focused on some specific things. Keep reading to hear what they are.
Wishing for you the nourishment you need,