Even though I’m up for anything these days, sometimes I get exhausted, especially on Thursdays, when I
- work from 10 to 9,
- facilitate two therapy groups,
- orient new people for my groups,
- see several people for individual therapy,
- go to a meeting of social workers,
- have about 20 minutes for lunch,
- try to decide whether to look at or avoid the news,
- practice my latest song, and
- practice self-care.
In one of those therapy groups, a person exhausted by a major and unexpected loss shared that she practices self care by taking breaks, even if it’s a break for a moment. I wasn’t too exhausted to hear that she had learned that skill in my groups.
I was so exhausted by the end of the day that I added a new emotion to the emotions chart on my door:
Here and now, I’m exhausted by the possibility that somebody might tell me that “exhausted” is not really an emotion.
Here and now, I’m NOT too exhausted to share my other photos from yesterday.
I hope you’re not too exhausted to share what exhausts you and what energizes you, in a comment below.
I’m never too exhausted to express my gratitude for all those who help me create these daily posts and — of course! — for YOU.