We’ve been tired around here lately.
If you are too, it’s okay.
It kinda makes sense because, ya know, we are in a Global Pandemic.
And, most likely, your life (like mine) has been flipped on its head.
The change, the stress, the unknown… can be exhausting.
And, there’s a good chance that you’re working more right now, especially if you have young children.
You’re learning how to do things in new ways, like being with your family non-stop or how to be alone.
Maybe, your business was sliced in half or your paycheck disappeared overnight.
So, you might be trying to cope and realizing that what you’d once done for self-care is no longer an option, or difficult at best.
Plus, you’re probably taking in lots more information and thinking about things you didn’t have to think about before (grocery shopping, finding a mask, schooling your kids, paying bills).
Meanwhile, your brain is constantly scanning for threats. In this environment, it’s probably finding plenty.
I haven’t mentioned the fact that this Pandemic is a new traumatic event, and it’s quite possible that it’s triggered past traumas for you.
All of this takes A LOT of energy.
So, if you’re trying to exercise, or simply make it through another day, and feeling like you don’t have any energy… it’s OKAY.
If you experienced ONE of these changes it would be normal to feel tired.
But, we’ve all experienced a complete upheaval, so it’s NO WONDER we’re tired.
Your body is trying to tell you that stress is getting in the way of its ability to repair itself, so it needs the extra rest and sleep to do its job.
It’s really okay to rest.
It’s okay to sleep in.
It’s okay to trade the workout for a nap.
It’s okay to lie down in the middle of the day.
It’s okay to skip school with your kids to watch a movie.
It’s okay if your mind feels fuzzy.
It’s okay if you’re not delivering your BEST work right now.