I have been there.
One of my clients shared that she is taking two weeks off. Yippee!
I applauded her for two reasons: 1) she created two weeks to restore herself and; 2) she told the truth to herself (finally) that not only is she tired, she is exhausted.
This is BIG.
This is the kind of heart to heart - rather, body to heart - that can save your life.
In my early days of motherhood, I was hiding my energetic reality most of the time. Because I should have been able to keep up with "it." You know, keeping a new human alive, being deprived of one of the most important sanity-saving practices called sleep, and supposed to be enjoying "the best thing that ever happened to me."
Until I took charge of my wellbeing and began unhooking myself from the unrealistic external pressures, I couldn't get out of my own way and really come back to myself by taking action with MY real-life awareness.
Your body tells the truth of your experience.
Without judgment. Without agenda.
Tune in and listen...
If you are willing and brave enough in this moment, pause. Become aware of the presence of your body. Notice the quality of your energy. Do you feel tight or open? Are you in flow or fighting with yourself? Are you full of radiance or running on empty, or adrenaline? Is this a momentary experience or your default mode?
You don't even have to do anything. Yet.
Just begin by opening the door, even a crack, into your internal energetic reality and notice YOUR state of being.
You do have the power to set yourself free from the should's, obligations, expectations, and relentless pace of the outside world. If you want to thrive, and really live!, stop hiding from your inner reality and tell the truth to yourself.
I got you.
I get you.
I applaud you.
All you need to do in this moment is to be willing to come out of hiding and tune into what your body is saying to you. Then, you have more awareness, and internal power, to make your way back to your best self!