Are you feeling exhausted these days? If so, you’re not alone.
Most people I talk to these days are burned out. Especially women. Guys, this applies to you too. But ladies – there’s something really important you need to know…
Many women I encounter have a sense of overwhelm and they’re missing that spark. You know, the spark – that little light in someone’s eyes that says they are okay, they’re happy, they’re up to something meaningful in their life.
It saddens me not to see that spark. But I get it.
I used to be one of those people. As the one who did it all, I didn’t have that spark, or at least it was tucked under all of the layers of to do’s and responsibilities. Who has time to think about meaning when you’re running in every direction?
If you’ve heard my story before, then you know one day I decided enough is enough. That was a pivotal moment for me. A lot of stuff fell away and things broke down…because that’s what happens sometimes when you just finally say no and stop doing it all.
The good news is, you can take action now and not wait till you’re as burned out and as far-gone as I was. I’ll admit, even today my old pattern is to take on the world and put pressure on myself. Luckily, after years of this type of energy, I know how to catch myself.
These the signs to look for:
- Feelings of extreme exhaustion
- Tired to the point you can’t fall asleep (that one’s so irritating)
- Irritable – by even the smallest of things (i.e. biting your family’s heads off)
- Having no fun activities on the books or if you do, they seem more like chores
- And feeling guilty about ever doing something for just for you
Yes, those are the not-so-nice signs. But all you have to do is become aware and notice them. When I notice any of these things creeping in (because yes, they are sooo sneaky)…
I stop myself. I literally stop what I’m doing.
Oh, that’s the old me, I remind myself.
Or… That’s the “me” that no longer serves me.
I give myself that little nudge. A reminder that life is not mean to be an unfulfilling race to the end.
And I look for the spark.
What’s the spark?
It’s that little light. That little thing calling you. That spark of energy that wants you to do something fun.
And you do it anyway.
You can also find a spark at any moment, even the dullest ones. Then you keep finding more ways to add spark to your life, little by little. And you decide what you’re going to let go of along the way.
Keep in mind, you’re going to get some major resistance to this – from family, friends, the people who rely on you running around and running yourself into the ground all of the time. But the greatest resistance will be you. Your own self will tell you it’s not a good idea to slow down, that you need to “keep on keeping on”. Tell that little voice that you are so over her and you are doing things differently now.
You are going to find that spark again.
Because you deserve to feel good and not like you’re going to fall over all of the time. Someone taught you that you should overcommit, overdo….but it’s not the truth, okay? I’m giving you permission right now. 🙂
Now, onto something really full of spark…your purpose!
If you aren’t tapped into your purpose in life, it’s pretty hard to get that spark ignited. Life feels so heavy and overwhelming. But when you’re following your passion and helping others along the way, your spark is so bright.
This is why I want to remind you that our Wellness Coach Certification is open for Enrollment right now.
If your passion is wellness and you are ready to ignite the spark. You will learn more here.
I hope to see you inside our classroom. If now’s not the time for more spark, please stay connected via our newsletter and emails so we can support you with ongoing tips and inspiration on your journey.
Love, Health & Success,
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