Do you feel empty and exhausted too?

“I feel like this Nicole. Like if I let myself rest for as long as I need I might not wake for a whole month. How many of us have been walking around, hollowed our shells of humans for years and years on end. Social distancing has given me a welcome reason to withdraw at least a little.”

Leesa W.

My lovely friend Leesa sent me that message (see quote above) yesterday in response to my own post about being empty and exhausted.

But hers wasn’t the only message. My inboxes overflowed with people confiding their exhaustion, their hollowness, and their inability to get up off the couch.

So many people who have pushed themselves, too hard, too long.

So many people who have found that, when Coronavirus forced life changes, those changes actually gave them the chance to slow down, and in slowing down they fell apart entirely, or were worried that if they gave into the exhaustion they would sleep for a month or more.

How did I get so tired? say these messages.

How can I go back to my old life?

How did I let myself get to this?

What does it say about our lives, our priorities, our expectations of ourselves and others, that exhaustion and soul weariness run so deep?

When we are all better rested, and can think more clearly, we need to find a new way forward.

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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5 thoughts on “Do you feel empty and exhausted too?

  1. I fell apart in January…. total adrenaline depletion just like a egg hitting the wall and sliding down….splat!
    So I was Isolated before it became fashionable. I haven’t worked since then. I get excited when I can do a small task like vacuuming or hanging the washing then straight to sleep 🤦‍♀️
    I just look for the light at the end of the tunnel and my health returns to normalcy in any form 🦋🙏
    Thank you sandra

  2. I like many others feel the same, but as I was reading this my “big” mix of songs/music started to play Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman” and I realized whatever our new normal is and our place in it I am woman and I am strong enough to carry on. As we all are. Thank you for being a guiding light and reminding us to stop and look at the stars and smell the roses along the way.

  3. Yes.

    I want a revolution, & I think many do.

    Thought to myself the other day that in order to be apart of a revolution, I need more time to just rest in all of this – get to know even better what we’ll be fighting for when we make our calls to action for that change <3

    Thank you <3

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