I’m always exhausted and anxious that I won’t be able to cope.

I’m always exhausted and anxious that I won’t be able to cope.

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I believe that the issue here is energy management. Since energy is not only physical, but also emotional, mental, and spiritual, here’s a few things I would like you to consider: (Read more)

Are you looking after your physical energy – eating at regular intervals throughout the day, especially in the mornings to avoid low blood sugar which is a cause of stress. Another cause of stress is food intolerance – perhaps try and change what you eat for lunch. And make sure you’re not seated for extended periods of time.

Are you looking after your emotional energy, or are you thinking anxious thoughts or worrying about the impending energy drain? The more you worry, the more you consume your energy. Are you able to drop your negative thoughts and/or replace them with more positive ones

Are you conserving your mental energy by pacing yourself throughout the day, rather than overwhelming yourself with information overload? Are you being a perfectionist for example, not only in your work, but also wanting to feel perfect, and being thrown off when you don’t?

Once you’ve done so, think of how you can correct what needs attention. Do you need to eat more frequently and avoid big meals? Do you need to build in quiet moments of mindfulness in your mornings, or practice more self-compassion etc.

Next, I believe it would help you to actively increase your energy levels in the afternoons. That’s where spiritual energy comes in, and it could be anything from meeting up with friends or taking a walk in nature or reading a heartwarming book.

Perhaps one of the biggest hurdles you’ll face is your emotions that keep fearing the potential energy drain. Drop those thoughts. That’s essential, because else you’ll become hyper-vigilant about your shifts in energy, drain your emotional energy, and make exhaustion a self-fulfilling prophesy. Hope that helps!!

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Homaira Kabir

Homaira Kabir

Written by mentor, author and founder of the Goodbye Perfect Project, Homaira Kabir. Homaira Kabir holds Master’s degrees in Coaching Psychology and in Positive Psychology – the science of human flourishing and wellbeing – from the University of East London. She has just published her latest book ‘Goodbye Perfect: How To Stop Pleasing, Proving and Pushing For Others… and Live For Yourself

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