The following strategies can help reduce the emotional components of tiredness and exhaustion
1. Listen to your body – Tune in and notice sensations without labeling them or reacting to them. Practice remaining equanimous, i.e. Not resisting or labeling anything as bad or shouldn’t be happening or wish it to be different. Instead, “ It is what it is”. Equally, not holding on, or craving good sensations. Instead remembering to tell yourself, “ All sensations are passing, they always change, sooner or later” Say to yourself ” I trust the wisdom of my body” and meditate on “ I am not my body”.
2. Self-Care – Be your own best friend.” It’s healthy to do things that support my own well-being” Regularly check in with yourself, “ what would I love to do, for no reason other than it would bring me joy, excitement or peace. You see it’s not really what you do in life that matters, it’s who you become. You are primarily a being not a doing. Your happiness is the greatest gift to others. This is not meant in a self-absorbed way, it is more an understanding that you are energy. Feeling joy and happiness means you vibrate at a higher, lighter frequency, which travels infinitely further than a dense energy. So you are adding to the pool of higher energy available to all people.
3. Focus Internally – Follow your own pace instead of responding to external demands that say you have to overwork or overachieve to be of value. Say to yourself, ” It’s enough to be myself ”
4. Go through each day gently – ” Would this be self-caring were I to do it?”
5. Manage your own mind – ” Thinking is just thinking “; don’t let your mind wander in the past or the future. It is so tempting to indulge our minds in this meandering everywhere but right here, right now. We falsely believe that thinking can solve our problems. Instead if we can focus on being in the moment and maintain a calm and peaceful mind, the solution to whatever problem we perceive has an opportunity to come to us. Just “pop” in.
6. Stay in your own business – ” Is this my business, someone else’s or God’s? ” Stay strictly in your own business to not sidetrack your energy and see your life change.
7. Acknowledge your feelings – It’s ok to feel what you feel, don’t blame anyone, including yourself. Instead ask yourself, ” What is the need I’m not getting met.”
To your health and happiness and freedom.