Doncha just love this meme?
It’s funny because we all know it rings true.
Thing is, shouldn’t adulting be more than this?!
More than the “daily grind”.
We have totally normalised tiredness in our culture.
Filed permanently pushing through each day under “it is what it is”.
Accepting that being knackered and endlessly juggling balls is just the way life is.
Thing is, being tired all the time is NOT normal.
Being tired is NOT (repeat not!) a sign to get another flat white.
Continual tiredness is NOT NORMAL.
It is a sign to look at your boundaries and your priorities.
Easier to just get an espresso and ignore the big questions and the messages from our body, I know…
I did that. For years and years and yeeeears. Ended up descending into a hellish burnout that meant I was bedridden for four months and couldn’t work AT ALL for over a year. I couldn’t in fact do any effective adulting for over a year. Wowsers.
(You can read all about this in my Penguin published book High Energy Happiness, and get a copy delivered to your door if you like )
Ignoring my continual tiredness was a very expensive mistake! Hiding my tiredness in caffeine was okay short-term but disastrous long term. It was really counterproductive adulting. I had no idea there was another way to do life. I just did what I had always done. And that’s what I know many of you will do. You will start 2023 all full of excitement and good intentions, but you will end the year on your knees physically and emotionally exhausted, like every damn year.
There is another way.
If you are living life from one coffee to the next, I’d love to invite you to think about doing adulting differently in 2023 and have me as your coach.
We will be opening the doors to my Coaching Academy where we will be coaching on those boundaries and priorities in a supported environment at New Year. I’d love to help you do adulting differently next year. You can waitlist right here.
If you are feeling knackered, it’s affecting your adulting, and you want to see where you are on the 7 Stages of Tiredness you can download that for free here. It’s pretty illuminating, and I wish I had known this information before I burned myself out completely!