In our fast-paced world, where there are a lot of distractions and pressures in life, we can’t help but feel tired and burned-out from all our day to day activities. Even our daily commute contributes to our major sources of stress. Our workplaces, our officemates, even our friends and loved ones, well-meaning as they are, can also add to our daily stresses.
When we are stressed out, we not only feel tired but we also become unproductive, sluggish and lethargic. We are not able to accomplish the tasks that we’re supposed to do, and we sometimes neglect the important people in our lives. When we are stressed-out, we focus on ourselves; we tend to prioritize self-preservation among other things. We come to neglect the people around us, since we feel like we’ve given too much but received so little.
When we are so tired and stressed out, the number one solution that comes to mind is to rest. But sometimes, we feel like resting is just a waste of time, since there is so much that needs to be done. But let us be reminded that resting doesn’t necessarily mean laziness. To rest means to renew your energy for you to be more productive instead of continuously working that leads to burnout.
Through all these stresses and distractions, how can we cope up? How and where can we find rest? To address these things, let us first identify the different kinds of tiredness we feel and how can we address it.
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