Actually, I’ve been feeling like I’m trying to push a 2000-pound hippo uphill. I barely have enough energy to stick in a thimble.
Feeling sluggish and yawning all the time is so out of character for me and I’m not likin’ it!
What’s worse, the harder I try to gather up some steam, the more depleted I become.
Talk about a vicious cycle.
I’ve tried blaming it on everything – muscle weakness, old age, poor sleeping habits, slow metabolism, toxins in the environment, lack of essential nutrients, dehydration, hormones, and even a change in the weather.
You name it – I’ve blamed it.
Then it hit me! My lack of energy isn’t due to ANY of those things.
It’s simply due to trying to be a one-man-band as a single mom, a servant to my employers, a caregiver to my pets, a cook, a laundress, a housekeeper, a lending ear and helping hand to my patients, a friend to my friends, AND a small business owner.
I haven’t been taking any time out for ME. I’ve done nothing to re-charge my battery.
If I’m not careful, I’m going to burn out. And if you’re feeling stressed, overworked, and overwhelmed, you could run the risk of burning out, too.
It’s time for me (and maybe YOU) to heed the sound advice of psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, lecturer, stress management consultant, and my very dear friend, Heather Bestel.
Heather is the author of a Free e-book entitled, “More ME Time”.
Download a copy as a way of doing something special just for you. Because you may not need it today, but you may need it a week or a month from now.
Heather is a firm believer that sometimes all we need is a friendly nudge in the right direction, a word of encouragement, and beautifully simple tools to take back control, reclaim our lives, and find joy every day.
How’s your energy level these days? What do you do when you start to feel burned out?