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Too tired? Rest. Brain fog? Rest. Overwhelmed? Rest. Haven’t had a day off in two weeks? Rest. Many draining activities simply resting can mitigate. Resting covers a multitude of draining experiences. Sometimes rest and relaxation are all you need. What happens when rest isn’t enough? You may need outside help. Here are three signs you may need extra support when rest isn’t enough.  

  1. When you’re tired and you don’t know why
  2. When you can’t take the steps even though you know you should 
  3. When your efforts to restore your peace aren’t working

There are times when things are too far gone or too big to manage with a nap and a weekend getaway. Some forms of weariness might need outside, professional help. Thankfully, some people can get you back on track even when things feel really, really out of control. 

When you’re tired and don’t know why

Being tired might feel like a permanent state of being. It shouldn’t. If you feel physically or emotionally tired and you don’t know why, it could be time to get some help. First off, ruling out a medical issue is very important. Some illnesses can present themselves as being tired, weak, and sleepy. It’s important to get a physical to see if you might have a medical reason for your fatigue. 

When you can’t take the steps even though you know you should

Knowing what to do is half the battle. The other half is taking the steps to do what needs to be done to find peace, strength, and health. If you know what you need to do but resist taking the steps, you may need some help. Whether you can’t take steps due to an addiction or find yourself unwilling or unable to change, some professionals can help you sort things out and begin to take steps in the right direction. 

When your efforts to restore your peace aren’t working

Maya Angelou famously said all we are required to do is what we know. When we know better, we should do better. You may be taking steps to find your peace and rest, but things aren’t getting better. That can happen. Sometimes we think we know… but, we need to know more. A professional can help us see where we are stuck and help analyze why things aren’t working and come up with a plan to get things going in the right direction. 

Seeing someone when you’re stuck is a mature and important thing to do. Sometimes things are just too much. Getting outside help can make it easier and faster than trying to muddle through on your own. 

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