I am worthy of the time it takes to heal

I am worthy of the time it takes to heal.

I am worthy of the time it takes to recover.

I am worthy of the time it takes to rest.

I am worthy of the time it takes to take care of my body.

I am worthy of the time it takes to take care of my mental health.

I am worthy of the time it takes to do the things that mend my heart.

I am worthy of the time it takes to do the things that feed my soul.

I am sure you have heard the phrase, “this is not worthy of my time,” and you have likely said it yourself. We all have these moments in life where we recognize what is no longer worthy of our time and energy. But the question remains: what is worth our time? What is a good use of time?

Think about things that feel like a good use of your time but are not based on productivity levels and outcomes. When you were a child, what did you enjoy spending time doing? Playing with toys? Reading books? Climbing trees?

Small children fill their spare time with creativity and exploration. Those moments are not based on the outcome or how well they performed. It’s only as they begin to grow up that adults teach them the importance of responsibilities and accomplishing goals. And with that, any kind of spare time comes only after you’ve finished your homework, completed your chores, or when you’re on summer vacation. We all have responsibilities, and it is true, when we finish them, we might have a little more time on our hands. But taking the time to take care of our well-being doesn’t only need to exist on the other side of completing tasks.

Even if you have a mountain to climb tomorrow, how are you going to climb it without having taken the time to rest? How will you make it if you haven’t spent time preparing your body, mind, and soul for what lies ahead?

You need time.

And perhaps there will never seem to be enough of it. But you must know that you are worthy of it.

Take the time. Take the time.

Sincerely,

Morgan Harper Nichols