Whenever you try to do something challenging, it tells you precisely why you can't. Whenever you're tired, it tells you that you're lazy. Whenever you don't complete everything on your list, it tells you that you're a loser. When you can't figure something out, it tells you that you're stupid (and always have been). Whenever you receive negative feedback on a project, it tells you that you better just quit. You're not very smart or capable anyway.
As you're going about your day, putting out fires at work and home, trying not to freak out over the latest headline, it's easy to spend your days unaware of what's happening inside your own mind and body. It's easy to overlook your physical sensations and thoughts. Because you're trying to keep moving and keep it all together. You're trying to check off essential tasks, raise your kids, and do a good job at your job.
It often doesn't take much for us to unwind, recharge, and feel better. Which, of course, is very helpful as you're trying to juggle a variety of new (and sometimes stressful) roles and responsibilities. You also might be more tired than normal and yet struggle to sleep. You might have very little alone time. You might have very little time overall.
When you're trying to pursue a project or a challenging goal, does the little voice inside your head tell you all the reasons why you're unqualified, incapable, and inadequate?