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
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.