You’re Not Really Tired

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um-031312-emailI had some quiet time one morning as the sun was rising over Santa Barbara, and a line from my dreams the night before popped into my head loud and clear:

You’re not really tired!

I was startled by the recollection as I didn’t remember the dream, just the voice, but somehow knew it was important. As I sat with my cup of coffee, I thought about being tired and its different meanings.

Two came to mind.

  1. Delicious tiredness that comes from planned physical exertion or the end of a successful workday when you get into bed, and you’re peacefully asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Rest is restorative, and you wake up the next day feeling better than ever.
  2. Exhausted tiredness that comes from depleting resources whether it’s mental, physical, or emotional where rest doesn’t come easily even though you may know the antidote is to “get some rest.

I know rest works! If you’re coming off a physical injury it’s like magic. You just need a little patience, and with time comes recovery.

But how do you give a tired mind or emotions the time to heal?

That’s where the directive I heard, “You’re not really tired,” comes in handy.

If you’re like me when you have mental fatigue the last thing you want to do is get up and move. But that’s exactly what I did the day of my “dream”. I went for a long walk on the beach, and when I returned I noticed I wasn’t tired. I was refreshed and peaceful.

There seems to be a relationship for me between tired and time. I’d been telling myself I was tired, and didn’t have time. It’s funny when you catch yourself in the middle of an excuse that doesn’t really get to the truth of the matter. And the truth is:

You don’t run out of time, and you don’t manage time; you just take the time to give your “tired” body, mind, or spirit what it needs to heal.

Tiredness comes sneaking in when you’re waiting to do what’s fulfilling.

You’re not really tired you’re just waiting.

I stopped waiting.

Make time today to do something that fulfills you.

You ‘ll find you have all the energy you need, because you’re not really tired.

My love goes with you as you work with this Uplifting Moment.

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