a letter to tired women everywhere
Dear Tired Woman,
I see you. I am you.
I’m talking about the kind of tired that is only partially related to sleep. The kind of tired that a good night’s sleep or a long Sunday nap would only be a band-aid for.
It’s the kind of tired that you can feel in your bones. It lingers, weighs you down, and makes you feel like you’re trying to run against a brick wall.
This is the kind of tired that can sometimes make it hard to see the beauty in the things around you… your children, partner, family, friends, job, whatever you hold dear.
You are pulled in every direction at all times. You have so many responsibilities and expectations placed upon you by others… but also yourself (admit it!).
Maybe you feel like as soon as you make some headway, ten other things get dumped onto your plate. Your cup overfloweth, but not in a good way.
You. Are. Just. So. Tired.
So, what is the solution? No really, I’m asking because I don’t know! I’m this kind of tired too sometimes. But I think finding our way out of it, even just temporarily, is so important to our well-being.
For me, I try to do more of what makes me feel joyful, energized, and beautiful. It’s a lot easier said than done sometimes, and I am talking to myself here as much as I am to you.
The to-do list, kids needing their noses wiped, that pile of laundry, the expectations your boss has, etc. will still be there, yeah. But don’t you think you could manage it all a little better if you can take just a little time to take care of yourself and try to lift some of that “tired” off your shoulders?
And no, it’s not selfish! Taking care of yourself, so that you can better take care of the ones around you, is so important.
What can you do today, or even RIGHT NOW, to make yourself a little less tired?
And if you want my opinion, a nap can never hurt.