Feeling Overwhelmed or Burned Out?
If you're feeling this current of heavy, overwhelming, or exhausting energy right now, you are not alone!
It's normal to get burned out in the summer, but this moment in time feels extra exhausting. We are still living through a time of fear, uncertainty, major shifts and transitions...
I just want you to know that regardless of how difficult things are right now, you're doing an amazing job. The challenges you've overcome these past 2 years were no small feats, and you're still here, you're still standing. There's so much to be said about that!
So acknowledge your victories and take it one step at a time when it all feels like it's too much. Slow down or pause when you need to, and be kind to yourself through it all... no matter what.
What are some tools in your figurative toolbox that help you get through tough times? For me dance, yoga, other forms of movement, breathwork, music and writing are great ways to regulate my nervous system so I'm not constantly being swept up by the storms of life.
Make sure to have at least a few of your own "tools" at your disposal and to use at least one of them each day (whichever one feels the most approachable or pleasant in those difficult moments, especially when inner resistance hits).
Take care of yourself first and foremost and help whomever you can along the way. Despite all the terrible things that are happening, I also see support systems strengthening, and communities that will help build a better future forming and growing.
You are loved and supported... even when it doesn't feel like it. You can do this!
Need some extra help? Try out these simple breathing exercises taught by Namita of Yoganama:
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Keira L Dandridge
9/15/2021 05:41:47 pm
Thank you for your words of encouragement! I am loved. I matter. I am light.
9/15/2021 07:22:42 pm
I am grateful to have you in my life❤
9/15/2021 08:42:56 pm
This post came at the perfect time. Feeling drained but have recently taken steps to improve self care. Thanks, Yame, for your kindness and support.
I just saw a meme today that said something along the lines of, "would you think differently about self-care if you started calling it 'machine maintenance' instead?
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