I think John does this a lot. I know I do. Days when you just dread going to work and you have to talk yourself into it. Days when you just feel bad or down and you have to give yourself that push to not just pull the covers over you head and say “enough.” Empaths have to talk themselves and push themselves more just to not throw in the towel. You get news that a friend has passed or has an advanced disease. Or someone you thought valued your friendship turns out to care about themselves so much more than you.
Yeah, those Pep Talks are daily or even hourly some months. I think you just focus on what you are doing for the people that you love and that is how you get through to do it all again tomorrow.