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  • Lyn Reed

Running on Empty: when life comes to a full stop

Updated: Jul 22, 2019

You know what it's like - hurtling down the motorway of life - building,  maintaining and sustaining whatever we are doing - careers, families, social networks,  finances - when BANG - everything seems to come to a screeching halt.

Although we often think we know that this continual building and accumulating is not sustainable we tend not to do anything about it - until something unexpected happens.  Even the most organised of us can be hit by a truckload of problems. Perhaps manageable on their own.  Overwhelming when they are heading our way - all at once.

We've crashed.  And most likely - burnt out.  There is no fuel left in the tank.  The only way out is to try and slow down time - one minute, one hour, one day at a time.  It may even feel safer to go back a bit, retrace our route map.  Manageable chunks.

When things unexpected happen we often need to process and reprocess our thinking patterns until we achieve a sense of organisation and control in our lives.  

Sometimes it pays to go over the same old ground.  When we are ready to move to pastures new.  That's often when the dial on our internal energy tank reads hall full rather than half empty.

Back on the road again.  But perhaps moving at a different pace in a different direction.

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