If You Weren’t Cooking, You Wouldn’t Have Felt The Burn

Are you feeling overwhelmed or persistently tired lately? Do you dread going to work? Are you easily aggravated by little things, but you don’t necessarily know why? Well, you’re not alone. Although there may not be an immediate cure for what you’re going through, that doesn’t mean your situation is hopeless.

Asha Tarry, Life Coach

After 8 months of living and working inside, it’s normal to feel frustrated by our current state of affairs. It’s been difficult, to say the least, to have been compliant with protocols to stay socially apart. Yet, here we are… enduring.

Aside from the pandemic, some of this feeling is associated with burnout—burnout from our multiple roles and responsibilities, and the lack of escape from monotony. Burnout is the mental, physical and emotional exhaustion from prolonged stress. Are you familiar with it? I am.

      1. Discovering a new hobby or returning to an old hobby that made me happy certainly helped. Just knowing I had something to look forward to for self-gratification was a huge turn on!

      2. Getting up and going outside, even if I didn’t have anywhere to go. The idea that I don’t have to sit indoors all day, or stay away from seeing people, including doing my usual people watching from a distance was sometimes the highlight of a dull day.

      3. Taking frequent music breaks. Many of you may not know this, but I was a performer for most of my youth, and dance was a key component of my performance history. Whether I dance when I hear music or not, at least having music in the environment elevates my mood.

      4. This may sound odd, but taking a shower brightens my day, too. At the same time, having gratitude for clean water—which is also where I gather most of my ideas—in the shower, gives me the boost of energy I need to take on the day, or at times, to unwind from the day. It all depends on how I set the mood in the bathroom.

      5. And if all that I’ve mentioned so far isn’t enough, I invite you to revisit a few of my previous posts to see what feeds your soul. I recommend blog #36, blog #39 and blog #45. Let me know what sits right with you.

I hope to see where you land in a few weeks. As always, drop me a line and let me know! And remember to share the post while also inviting 5 friends of yours to get their coaching cups for me to pour into each week. Basically, tell your friends to get with my friends, so we all can be friends. Talk soon….A!

*This blog is about becoming free. It’s a reflection of introspective thoughts and experiences that have crossed miles of self-discovery. I created this blog to inspire others to live life with less self-criticism, judgment and openness to new experiences. May you find that you learn how to live a life by design and on your own terms!*

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