I don't know if it's a generational thing, but I know I'm not alone in equating productivity to self-worth. We are under the impression that if we work hard enough we can achieve great things. So we put enormous pressure on ourselves to do so.
But what if we are already enough?
What if this body, that is capable of love, kindness, warmth, compassion, what if that is enough to live a human life?
This isn't about giving up on hopes, dreams, goals, it's about accepting who and what we are and finding the self-compassion to allow us to continue.
What if we could re-frame our thoughts? Instead of "I will only be happy when I achieve ______", maybe we can tell ourselves "I am happy right now because I am moving towards ______".