Published on 12, July, 2020
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 think I can relate to this... It is hard not to exercise when it helps to calm your system like nothing else does. Good idea to rule out any underlying health conditions first by talking to your GP.…
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.