When the winter days are dark and still, and the usual workday routine has been put on the shelf till January, self-doubting thoughts can start popping up in the quiet moments. Even when there really isn’t anything that needs to be done right away, we’re so used to having tasks and goals, it feels that there is always more left unfinished—that whatever we did wasn’t enough.

In truth, there is always more we could be doing in this busy world, so full of possibilities. But without having the quiet, reflective, self-nurturing moments to center us, we likely would just scurry around aimlessly, rather than making meaningful choices. No need to rush through life—whatever might be happening at a particular moment is probably okay, and there is always more to explore, learn, and enjoy!

Word-art that says "Live freely. Learn obsessively. Work happily."

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Very sound advice! Reminds me of Ms Woolf’s words: No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anybody but oneself 🙂
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year xx

  2. Perfect post for this time of the year! My first day off is today for the holiday, and I woke up thing of so many things to do, I was already getting stressed thinking about the holidays will end soon. I had to stop, breathe and listen, it’s OK slow down there is time for everything. Merry Christmas to you and happy new year!

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