What makes you tired?

Hello, My Friends

Last night I was asked what my favourite quote was,

“It’s not what you do that makes you tired, it’s what you don’t do that makes you tired.”

I don’t even know where I collected this quote from.

Challenging the norm, of being tired.
What makes you tired?

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Spoiler alert, it’s your thoughts.
When your body is tired from a hard physical day, you feel good but weary.
When you feel tired mentally, by the things that sit in your mind and nag at you. You feel tired.
How many shoulds are sitting in the back of your mind right now?
I should do the dishes, I should answer that email, I should talk to that employee.
All these shoulds drain your energy and vitality.

When you make a plan to do these shoulds, you feel better, until you don’t follow your plan.
Then it begins all over again, with a side helping of personal berating.

How often do you put off doing what you know you ought to do?
How does this feel in your body?
What does your brain have to say about you, or your lack of action?
What is your tiredness factor?

Have you ever come home from work feeling tired, and plop down on the couch in front of the tele, so tired you can’t do another thing.
Until your girl-friend calls and invites you out to your favourite bar or café.
All of a sudden you find energy you didn’t know you had.
What were you thinking about going out with your girl-friend?
I bet you were thinking about all the fun you would have, and this inspired you to move, to get dressed, and to go out.

There are three ways to overcome tiredness.
One: have a sleep and refresh your body.
Two: do the task you have been putting off, and remember to celebrate your wins, no matter how small.
Three: do something that inspires new thoughts and actions.

Whenever you do something that pulls you out of your comfort zone into your learning zone, you gain a shot of adrenalin, energy.
The feeling of excitement is very similar to the feeling of fearful anticipation.
It is this feeling that can re-enthuse your energy levels and get you moving again.

One of the secrets of success is to do the thing you dread the most first.
If you have an important meeting, schedule it in the morning, when you are fresh and so it doesn’t sit over your shoulder all day, nagging at you, stripping your energy.
If you have to do a task that you hate doing, set a timer and race yourself to get it done, first. Once it is done you can relax with a clear conscious.
If you have a hard conversation to have, set a time, and do it. By putting it off, the conversation will not get any easier, however you may get more tense and anxious about it, and not be able to give your best to the conversation, creating more tension.

It’s not what we do that makes us tired, it’s what we don’t do.
Today’s challenge is to put all the nagging thoughts of things we want and need to do on paper so we can look at them, and then schedule them.
Get them out of your beautiful brain.
And begin to do them, regain your emotional energy.

Until next time.. Challenge your tiredness and Be true to your authentic self.
oxoxo Linda
As a life coach, part of what I do is challenge your normal thinking. You don’t know what you don’t know, until you do.
I help bring clarity to what you do know, and shed a light on things you may not know.

If you are stuck, challenging your normal thinking can produce results you weren’t aware of.
Let’s begin a conversation about what you view tiredness to be.

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