29.02.12

I’m tired. Are you tired? Let’s face it, we’re all tired. Exhausted. Beat. Shattered. Wiped. If you want to start a lively conversation with people, mention how tired you are. The energy with which everyone competes to have the Most Exhausted crown is rather ironic.

Why are we so tired, so much of the time?

I read somewhere that tiredness is the top reason why people go to their GP. What is it that is sapping our energy like this? Where did things go wrong? Because every successive generation seems to be tireder than the last. Seriously, my 79 year old mother has about ten times my energy.

What could we achieve if we could keep up with our lives at the speed we want to? What does it take for you to be able to wake up in the morning and bounce out of bed, full of energy and joy for the day ahead? To be able to work your way through your to-do list without feeling the need for a mid morning, mid afternoon, and early evening nap?! Is it our food? The air? The demands of 21st century life? I have no idea. If I was less tired, maybe I could figure it out.

All the bloggers I follow seem to be writing about taking leaps today, February 29th. But, really, have you got the energy to leap? I’m not sure I could even hop today, let alone leap. Instead, I’m curled up on the sofa, under a blanket. Today is a bonus day. We should get to spend it as we want, and not feel guilty. If you want to go a-leaping – go for it!! But no pressure. We have too much pressure on us every other day of the year.

I think today I’m just going to have an extra nap. Maybe I’ll feel more like leaping tomorrow……

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