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  • Writer's pictureAlycia Yerves

Mental fatigue is real.

🔴 Zit on my lip, Happy Monday. In unrelated news, I am having a tough time in general.




It feels like I have absolutely zero energy to do anything at all. Anyone else?



I had a pile of work I wanted to accomplish this weekend but I didn’t do any of it. I tried to just listen to what my body was telling me, which was, “TAKE YOUR WEEKEND AND REST.” But it just makes me feel like an a-hole and even worse bc I’m not being productive.



I spent most of Sunday crying, not gonna lie. That certainly didn’t help my exhaustion.



In therapy, I’ve been learning about mental fatigue for the first time and it is checking all the marks for me. Prolonged period of stress (all of 2023 and still going) is affecting everythinggggg else. I keep telling friends that it’s like I’m waiting for my internal car battery to get a jump. 🪫⚡️🔋



I have so many things I need to do, but I also have so many things I want to do. I wish that everything would be in alignment so that I actually could feel energized to inch forward on them. 🐛



I know this particularly rough storm will pass, (and we can just go back to the normal constant storm 😂) but it sucks out here in The North Sea 🦑



I know I have not been showing up for my community in the way I want to, and the way I have been in the past. I am still here, just kinda hiding in the wings while I work through this. I will be back at full strength as soon as I can.



I started my business 7 years ago because I have a “particular set of skills” 💅🏻 and a true passion for helping people more effectively tell their business story and build their brand through marketing & design.



That hasn’t changed.



But I need to be able to shed this heavy winter coat so I can actually take a step, and then another one. 👣



I’ve got brands & websites to design, social media strategies to create, a course to roll out for the 3rd time, and a podcast to launch — among other things! My heart is still excited and eager to do all of that, but I need my brain and body and vibe to catch up.



Anyone else out there feeling weighed down by mental fatigue? It sucks. I hear ya.



Thanks for reading 💜

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quilaquilts
12 mar

Listening to your body is important, maybe try some vitamin B12 - it does wonders! Mental fatigue is real and sometimes we just need a break- permission granted. Hopefully with more daylight you will start feeling better 😊

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Alycia Yerves
Alycia Yerves
13 mar
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Thank you very much. You're the 3rd person to suggest that, so I'm gonna look into it. Thank you again for your support <3

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Jessica Gates
Jessica Gates
11 mar

I think it's something in the stars rn because you're definitely not alone. Give yourself grace and permission to rest and not show up or perform at 100%. I heard something once that if you only have X% to give and you give X% then you are giving 100% of the energy/effort you have to give that day (something like that! 😅). Full strength today might look different than full strength yesterday but that doesn't actually mean you're giving any less. Sending you love and kindness! 💖



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Alycia Yerves
Alycia Yerves
13 mar
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This is so kind, thank you very much. And you're right, I use that percentage example all the time myself when I'm speaking to my students and community. I need to remember to apply it to myself, too! Full strength is different on different days. Thank you again <3 PS: And thank you for a little bit alexis.

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Edward Fridie
Edward Fridie
11 mar

Hang in there. We have all felt that way at one time.

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Alycia Yerves
Alycia Yerves
13 mar
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Thank you.

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Malka Neustadter
Malka Neustadter
11 mar

Living is a rough game!! Whatever energy it is you want or need, sending it your way with love.

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Alycia Yerves
Alycia Yerves
11 mar
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Thank you so much, my friend. Appreciate you taking the time to give me a boost! 🖤

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Cynthia Wasco
Cynthia Wasco
11 mar

same girl, same! 'Tis the season...i think, literally. All you can do is a little something each day and slowly chip away at the ice. Self-care first and always! Love you!

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Alycia Yerves
Alycia Yerves
11 mar
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This season is bullsh*t lol and way too long, but YES. Chipping away, over here. Self care is not my strong suit. Something I'd like to improve in 2024, big time. Love you, too.



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