I am tired a lot. But something tells me it is not really tiredness I am feeling. I actually sleep quite well, and I think I get enough exercise. I eat fairly well, healthy, lots of fruits and vegetable and not a lot of red meat. that's what makes me wonder if maybe it is something else. Perhaps its this feeling being overwhelmed and under-motivated. Why overwhelmed? Well, that's a hard one to explain. And under-motivated? Well, that might just be old-fashioned laziness.
I say overwhelmed because when I make my lists of to-do's, it seems there is just so much to do. I sometimes just want to go back to bed or go lay in the hammock or run away to a desert island. The later is highly unlikely. Too much work to maintain myself on a desert island.
Oh, well, maybe I am just whining here. It is a bit of a rant. But truly, I do want to give up this tired thing. It occurs to me that the more I say to myself (or to anyone who'll listen) that I'm tired, I'm affirming just that. I am confirming the negative. I am saying to myself, "You are tired", and so I am. SIgh. That is madness. I guess I need to be mindful of that and not tell myself I am tired. Really. I am not tired. I am just energy challenged. LOL
Seriously, the point of this for me seems to be that we are, or soon become, that which we tell ourselves we are. I wake up and think how tired I am. Not a great way to start any day. Mindful! I must consciously program a new inner "tape" to play. Starting here. Starting now.
Giving up tiredness. Not giving in to it. Because in many cases, it is just a state of mind. And we can control our thoughts and feelings, at least we can control what we do with them and how we accept or reject them. I reject being tired. Soldier on. I can do it. Yep. Tired no more. That's me!