Mr. Four of Swords: healing after exhaustion

And as I settled into relaxation mode, I realised how tired I was. It’s kind of like running long distance. As long as you keep going, you don’t realise how tired you are. But the moment you slow down to catch your breath – all that running on empty catches up with you. I felt depleted, drained and just devil-may-care. I didn’t feel like being the together and responsible person that I ordinarily am. I didn’t feel like talking to anybody from work or going out to socialise. I needed time to recuperate. Hibernate. Replenish my tired soul.

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Four of Swords: Thank you for being tired

Think of the most resilient and together person you know. Now – subject this person to incessant stress, tension, anxiety and worry. While we’re at it – don’t give them a day off. Criticise them constantly. Hey, why not take them for granted, too. Now watch – as they slowly crumble and break. Those conditions will crack even the strongest and most resilient of people.

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