When You’re Tired, Rest. But…

I’m going to admit it. We’re exhausted, mentally, physically emotionally.

In the space of about 2 weeks we’ve packed up our life in Marbella, driven the length to Spain, navigated covid and Brexit red tape, spent 29 hours on a boat and 10 days self-isolating (still waiting for Day 8 test results 16 days later…).

Oh, and we ran two corporate workshops and a virtual retreat (which we organised from scratch in about 2 days) in the first few days back.

That’s all pretty good going. However, it’s left us reeling.

We’re pretty good at keeping our momentum going, even when we’re not feeling it (because that happens for all of us), but finally flopping into our London flat, unpacking and getting used to the cold (hello – snow?), has left us feeling somewhat rootless.

You can imagine the merry dance our inner critics are leading us. Because we’ve travelled routine has been impossible, plans have had to change, workouts have been squeezed in where we can, food has been up and down.

All that ads up to a mix of uncertainty.

Our sub-conscious hates uncertainty – so much that it will start telling you how badly you’ve messed things up over and over to end up in this precarious wasteland…

The overwhelming urge is to curl up under the duvet and stare at the ceiling.

You know what. Sometimes it’s okay to.

But I have a BIG caveat.

If you’re tired, rest. But make sure you get up again.

One of my favourite quotes is this from Adlai Stevenson:

“On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.”

You need to start turning the fly-wheel the other way, to get positive momentum going again.

Start small… a short workout, a walk, affirmations.

Carve out time to reconnect with your goals. Figure out how you’re going to achieve them.

Start taking action.

Momentum breeds momentum, so start taking those small steps. They’ll turn into bigger steps, into leaps.

Focus on what you do have, not what you don’t, start being grateful and start moving forward. What you seek could be just over the next hill…

You deserve more, you can have more. Go out and get it.

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