Hear What Your Body Needs

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I am beyond exhausted tonight and I have a million things to do.  I’m feeling the overwhelm of working full time, trying to launch a business part time, writing, raising a three year old, taking care of multiple animals, trying to get a house ready to move, trying to help plan things with my parents, and I haven’t been sleeping well.  This is one of those times when it feels best to push through and at least accomplish a little something because the anxiety of letting it sit also kills me.  But I simply can’t.

I hear my brain saying simply: no.  Not tonight.  Sit with this for a while and pause.  Don’t think on it, just feel.  Let yourself relax into it.  It is so hard to not do something when anything will help.  I know this is something inside of me telling me that tonight is just a night to breathe.  Normally it wouldn’t be and I’d be forcing myself to do something in addition to writing this.

So tonight I am going to listen to the advice I would give to anyone else: listen to what your body is saying.  I am going to listen to my body and sit down with a book under the covers and just relax.  This is a prime example of not being able to pour from an empty cup.  I am depleted so it is time to recharge even if it isn’t the ideal time. It feels uncomfortable, but hopefully tomorrow I will be more replenished and alert.

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