To restore productiveness and maintain sanity in life is the outcome of my balance.
When I was growing up my dysfunctional family could not provide the structure that creates a balance between work and rest. Rest represented idleness and there was no rest until all tasks were complete.
I overachieved in an effort to win the approval of my parents, not realizing they were not emotionally available for approval that I sought.
In some case I thought to give up and underachieve because I was afraid of failure.
The notion was that "if I don't compete, I don't lose."
Both styles leaves one feeling incompetent or inadequate.
Today, the inner child in those of us who were faced with these issues longs to be productive and useful. Challenging my own inner child with meaningful and balanced activities is a way of self care,
making it possible for me to be successful and feel good about what I set out to do.
I allow self reflection and relaxation balanced with my activities.
I am restoring and healing my own spirit by creating balance in my life.