It's so... exhausting... right?
You know, I believe there are a few different kinds of tired:
- Basic lack of sleep #1. The newborn baby variety. You know, where the baby is winning and the parent is not. Every. Single. Day. (Hang in there new parent. You'll get through it.)
- Basic lack of sleep #2. The snoring partner variety. You know, where your husband is CONKED OUT and sawing some serious wood and you're lying there, blinking, exhausted, annoyed and wide awake. (One of y'all needs to sleep in the guest room maybe...)
- Back lack of sleep #3. The life is crazy variety. You know, when your schedule has you up WAY too late, WAY too many days in a row. You're having fun, but DANG! You just need a week to recover. (FOMO is a b*tch sometimes. But really, get some sleep. There will be more fun.)
- Back lack of sleep #4. The student / employee variety. You know, when you're either in class, at work, or studying and GOOD GRIEF WHEN WILL IT BE OVER? (YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS.)
But I want to talk about one reason that you might also be tired that doesn't have anything to do with sleep or lack of it.
Sometimes when you're walking around tired every day it's because you are in a state of MASSIVE RESISTANCE.
What do I mean?
I mean you are energetically digging your heels in because there's something you need to do, that you rrrrreally don't want to do.
And that takes constant energy.
And that is exhausting.
Check out if you've resisted doing any of these things:
- Your taxes / Your tax prep
- Your Christmas shopping
- Getting a physical
- Signing up for an exercise class
- Having a tough talk with someone
- Looking for a new job
- Writing another chapter of your novel
- Starting your novel!
If none of these cause resistance in you, what does?
Got it in mind?
Now, think about how you feel when you actually force yourself to get that tough thing done.
You feel lighter!
You feel energized!
You feel like you could do a freaking dance because you DID THE THING you were avoiding!
Not as tired.
Maaaaaybe not even tired at all any longer.
It's pretty amazing that our thoughts and feelings about something can elicit a physical response, but it happens all the time. We just don't always connect the dots.
Next time you're feeling tired, ask yourself what you might be resisting.
See if you can get yourself to do one-teeny-tiny-thing to get started on that task and watch yourself get some of your energy back.
You've got this,
PS: Need help tackling your resistance? Perhaps you don't know what you're resisting, you don't know why you're in resistance or you can't get yourself to DO THE THING YOU NEED TO DO and you REALLY NEED TO GET IT DONE. Contact me.
I love helping my clients get out of resistance so they can do more of the FUN things they enjoy.