Burnout and Routine (especially exercise)

Another question I'm afraid....

I'm trying to keep going despite what (I guess) can only really be burnout and as a result I don't have the energy to stick to my usual routines.

Just to clarify, my comfort and order comes from my fitness regime: Pilates every morning, walk every lunchtime and cycling, SUP or kettlebells whenever I can - but I barely have the energy to move at the moment and my routine - my safety net - is falling apart.

Does anyone else experience this and if so - how do you deal with it?  and more importantly, how can I get back to keeping my fitness up?

(I have to add that burnout anxiety ruins my sleep.  I drop off beautifully but wake frequently from vivid nightmares, which really isn't helpful!)

Any tips gratefully received

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  • i do ,,,  i can work (hard Physical work) for 2-3 hours then suddenly my energy deflates. If i dont stop at this point, because my coordination worsens, I can injure myself. So I usually stop and if I sit down I can feel my energy just going/leaving my body. I find it hard to keep my eyes open. At ths point I do 1 of 2 things 

    A. I take a nap ( 1 hour )

    B. NEW I do a meditation  30-40 minutes

    then afterwards I eat a high dosage of sugar eg sweets chocalate or couple glasses of coke  and after 20 minutes or so I am full of energy again

    I go for another 2/3 hours and repeat the cycle.

    I found trying to fight my shutdown can put me in a very foul state of mind (eg I become very nasty with people ) so thats why I let my shutdown happen. I have no idea if I am doing the right thing. But I no longer worry about it.  I have learnt  to work around it now. 

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  • i do ,,,  i can work (hard Physical work) for 2-3 hours then suddenly my energy deflates. If i dont stop at this point, because my coordination worsens, I can injure myself. So I usually stop and if I sit down I can feel my energy just going/leaving my body. I find it hard to keep my eyes open. At ths point I do 1 of 2 things 

    A. I take a nap ( 1 hour )

    B. NEW I do a meditation  30-40 minutes

    then afterwards I eat a high dosage of sugar eg sweets chocalate or couple glasses of coke  and after 20 minutes or so I am full of energy again

    I go for another 2/3 hours and repeat the cycle.

    I found trying to fight my shutdown can put me in a very foul state of mind (eg I become very nasty with people ) so thats why I let my shutdown happen. I have no idea if I am doing the right thing. But I no longer worry about it.  I have learnt  to work around it now. 

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