This is the daydreaming trap. Work ends, and your energy starved body and mind drift off into activities like television, or indulging in junk food or alcohol. When you are done, you are exhausted, and feel guilty or ashamed of the time wasted.
So when you think your inner child healing work is done, it’s probably only just begun. And remember that you probably have fragmented inner children like me, all waiting for you to come and help them feel safe, loved, understood.