Tired, tired, tired? Stop Struggling

06 Mar Tired, tired, tired? Stop Struggling

Mojo missing? Tired, tired, tired?

Here’s how one friend put it to me this week:

I am so friggin’ tired, ran-over-by-a-truck-tired, Dear-God-what-has-happened-tired. I just don’t know why.

Struggling for sure. And not alone. For some it could be a result of grey, sunless, cold winter days; it might simply be the advent of the New Year when we set our sights too high to accomplish too many things; or perhaps this has come on from a gradual accumulation of too much over the long haul. Whatever the cause, there is no denying how you feel when an overwhelming tiredness takes over your body. It truly feels like you may have lost your mojo.

It truly feels like you don’t want to do much of anything. In our society we tend to lead a goal-focused life. We want to do our best—at work, home, exercise, nutrition, rest, etc. etc. How about the energy it takes to be positive when the circumstances of life feel overwhelming? In our efforts to do ‘it all’ we can end up ‘tired’, wondering what’s wrong with us.

‘If you’re living a goal-focused life, then no matter what you have, it’s never enough.’(‘The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris’) This sort of life becomes all about achievement and believe me, that will be exhausting in the end. Harris prompts us to embrace our core values for a greater sense of fulfillment, and less struggling, less tiredness.

Mojo missing? Tired? Perhaps it’s time for a time-out, a time to listen to what your body is telling you. Give yourself permission to step back and listen.

Susan Tarshis wrote about her struggle with this in a recent post Stop Pushing. Think you will enjoy reading her take on the situation.

Is it time for you to stop pushing? To take a timeout? Pay attention to the effect your actions are having. Do what you value.

Thanks for reading, Cheerios

~Linda

 

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