What if you were pregnant right now?
This is one of the most powerful questions I’ve ever asked myself or my clients because it takes us straight to the heart of self-care, self-trust, and self-love.
Try it. Just for today or perhaps a whole week. From sunrise to sunset – act as if. Tend to yourself as if you were also tending to a growing life – because you are.
In pregnancy, we become infinitely more compassionate with ourselves. We meet our needs with an ‘of course sweetheart’ instead of a ‘no, you really shouldn’t’.
When we’re pregnant we give ourselves permission.
We are more present and allow our body to guide us to what is right.
Ask yourself, if you were pregnant right now, would you rest when you’re tired? Would you eat what and as much as your body is hungry for?
Would you start taking time each day to connect to your body or to be quiet? Would you take more walks? Would you mend or end any relationships?
If you were carrying a baby, what would you say ‘yes’ to and what would you more effortlessly meet with a ‘no’?
Would you continue to push yourself as hard as you do now? Would you continue to talk to yourself in the tone that you do now?
We don’t need to be pregnant to treat ourselves with such kindness and responsiveness. We don’t need a baby growing in our belly to love our belly. We don’t need to be pregnant to eat what we’re hungry for, to rest when we’re tired, or to trust the natural rhythm of things.
What if your needs and your wants were just as precious as a new being?
Because they are.