No, It’s Not Lack of Sleep That’s Making You So Tired

OK, so maybe that’s part of it, but I am going to make a kind of radical suggestion. At its core, your tiredness does not come from lack of sleep, being too busy, eating poorly, your kids or any of those things. Your tiredness comes from what you are not doing.

Not making time for activities and people that energise you. Not making time for reflection and introspection. Not making time for fun. Fundamentally, your tiredness might be about a lack of inspiration. A malaise of the spirit. A lack of connection with a bigger picture and purpose. A failure to prioritise the things that really matter to you.

Have you noticed how when you are in the midst of an exciting project, or brand new experience, you feel exhilarated? How you have boundless energy to apply to that task? Even when, objectively, you are sleep deprived, have too much on your plate and are caught up with all those everyday things that make life seem impossible.

Your tiredness comes from what you are not doing.

This exhilaration or energy is normally turned off when you are going through the motions each day as you live the grind, but trying something new can be a shortcut to tapping into and switching on this abundant energy source. When you begin to focus on bringing more into your life —  whatever the more is that you desire —  you will tap into that energy source, and bingo, you will feel alive again.

trying something new can be a shortcut to tapping into and switching on this abundant energy source

So, what could you do to bring yourself to life? What is something that sparks you? Is there a project that’s been on the back burner because you are too tired? What if getting started on it was actually the solution to your tiredness?

Join the conversation on Facebook, let me know what you think about this challenging idea. That it’s not the tiredness stopping you from doing things that you love, it’s the not doing that’s making you so tired.

2018-12-13T01:08:58+00:00