Guilty! Why I Stopped Slamming Energy Drinks When I Felt Tired
Hey there, gorgeous!
I hope you’re having a great week so far. I’m finally beginning to feel like myself again after suffering with nasty cold/flu over the weekend. Being sick is no fun!
However, instead of beating myself up for not being able to do any work, I gave my body what it needed in order to heal itself - lots of rest, plenty of fluids, and this time around I had to pull out the big guns, antibiotics!
During times of stress, are you giving your body, mind, and spirit what they need to heal itself or do you fight against it and make yourself wrong?
In my experience, when confronted with any sort of challenge, pushing against “what is” rather than accepting it, has only made an existing problem worse.
In the past, when I was sick and feeling fatigued because my body was fighting an illness, I would guzzle energy drinks so that I could keep going at the same pace I did when I was feeling well. Sound familiar?
I would say, “I wish I wasn’t so tired. I need more energy! Why can’t I be more energetic right now when I have so many things to do?!?!”
I made myself wrong for being sick. For needing to slow down. I was in denial.
This always made me feel worse and take much longer to get better.
When you don’t listen to what your body, mind, or spirit are telling you, the consequence is usually a serious “smack-down”. Our higher selves will always find a way to force us to pay attention, even if we have to be brought to our knees to get the message.
This weekend, I could have fought against being sick, but instead I gave into. I let myself stay in bed and sleep. It’s what my body needed. As a result of this generous and compassionate attitude I have towards myself (I’ve had to work on this), I’m feeling pretty good today and very motivated to move through my list of tasks.
I’m not forcing anything. I feel energetic and inspired, and the words are flowing out of my fingers and onto the page. This is the energy that should always be fueling your work. If I had forced myself to do all the writing I had originally planned to do over the weekend while I was sick, it would have been total shit and I’d be rewriting all of it now. What a waste of energy!
In what areas of your life do you fight with yourself, deny yourself, or make yourself wrong?
Save yourself some frustration. Your intuition is your friend. Listen to it.
Take care of yourself. You don’t need to perfect. You don’t need to be going at top-speed 24/7.
There are seasons and cycles for everything. Ease up on yourself and go with the flow sometimes.
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I hope this serves you. Enjoy the rest of the week!
All my love and gratitude,
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