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Are you too busy and now your fatigued?

Overwhelmed and exhausted excutive woman and mom
Overwhelmed and busy executive woman and mom.

Have you been desiring a down day, which seems out of character for you, but you're exhausted? Maybe you're not wanting to meet up with friends and would rather sit on the couch in front of the TV. You may have also noticed your sleep has been off despite how tired you feel and you're more anxious than usual. Your mind might be wondering, "what's wrong with me?" or "this isn't like me at all."

Can you relate? If so, you might have gotten yourself a little too busy and it's time to examine your schedule.

If you were raised like me, sitting around equated to being "lazy" or "sinful." The phrase "an idle mind is the devil's playground" would be on repeat as well. So, we lived a very busy life. The good news was it kept me out of trouble, highly involved, and I could still keep up with my school work.

So what determines being too busy?

Just recently I ran into a lady I knew and asked how she was. She sighed and said, "we are so busy." She goes on to tell me about how two of her kids were in 2 different sports while the third child was in three sports. Thats 7 sports in one household! On top of that, each kid has to manage school. The mom is also working full time.

I wondered how they juggled it all and how the kids were handling being busy.

Every family and every person's needs are different. The important thing to note is that if anyone is complaining of anxiety, insomnia, headaches, or tummy troubles- you might want to examine if the busy schedule is too much. The line gets drawn when your body, relationships, mental health, or performance in school/work start to take a hit.

Here's a list of signs to look out for to examine if you're oversheduling yourself or your family.

  1. Complaining of feeling tired, exhausted, or fatigued.

  2. Difficulty sleeping.

  3. Anxious.

  4. Depressed.

  5. Feeling overwhelmed.

  6. Desiring stay at home or "veg out" days.

  7. Headaches

  8. Stomach issues (tummy cramps, diarrhea, constipation)

  9. Peformance at school or at work is dropping.

  10. Isolation or not wanting to hang out with friends.

In Adults consider the additional list:

  1. Increase in blood pressure.

  2. Hormone dysregulation.

  3. Increased irritablitity and short fuse.

  4. Low libido.

If you or someone in the household is experiencing any of the following symptoms, try taking a closer look at how many days a month you schedule a "do nothing day" where everyone relaxes. If its been awhile, try scheduling that in.

Here's how I can help:

During my 10 Step Get Your Spark Back Journey, you will examine your calendar closely. We will identify the energy drains, discuss what may need to be let go of, and prioritize how you're spending your time. Of course, supplements always help in strengthening those adrenal glands and balancing the hormones that take a beating.

Want to learn more about the 10-Step Journey? Schedule a Discovery Call Today!


Dr. Lexi


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