Being Emotionally Drained is Exhausting. Be Kind to Yourself.
I haven’t been able to write, get things done, or even really been able to think lately.
There is so much going on in the world, in my community, in my client’s worlds, in my family, and in my own brain.
And I know you probably feel it too. Maybe a lot more than I do.
It’s so much.
I just want to remind you it’s okay if you are not “mastering” this time.
It’s okay if you are barely getting by right now.
It’s okay if your to-do list isn’t getting done.
There are times when we need to drop some of the expectations we have for ourselves.
Emotional exhaustion is as real as physical, and we need to nurture and care for ourselves (because no one else is going to do it for us).
Many of us are actually experiencing a subtle, but very real form of trauma.
And some of us are experiencing full blown trauma.
We can’t expect to live life “normally” during these times. It’s impossible.
So friend, if you are struggling, I want to encourage you to be kind to yourself.
Say, “hey self, I know this is hard. I know you aren’t doing all you think you should be. But you are still going. You are still getting up. I’m proud of you, and I’ll do my best to take care of you.”
Gosh, I sure hope and pray that you will feel peace, joy and God’s presence with you.
But even if you feel like you are just trying to survive and keep going right now, that’s enough.
Some seasons of life aren’t for “thriving.”
You’re going to be ok.
This time is making you stronger, and you will see that someday looking back.
But for now, no need to strive.
No need to over do it.
Take care of you.
Be kind to you.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog