Exhaustion Precaution: Measures to take before it’s too late.

Exhaustion Precaution: Measures to take before it’s too late.


“Train yourself on pain management.”


Bad vibes. Nobody wants them. Exactly because it’s too heavy a load. It sits at your core and spreads like a cancer to your whole being. It’s very draining. And the sad part is that it’s more contagious than any virus. This is why we keep things to ourselves. To avoid passing the burden unto somebody else. But… isn’t this also why the load gets harder to carry? Because we don’t share it with anybody else? Now, this only applies if you have someone that you trust enough to share the weight with.

As they say, pain is inevitable.

And problems are meant to be solved. You have a good head on your shoulders, which was placed over your heart. Meaning, you have to be a rational and not just an emotional being on Earth. Choices are placed before you at any given time. Nobody wants to be sad. No one wants troubles or issues. Who, in their right mind, would choose conflicts? But, they are a part of life. And if you get hurt, it means that you are still very much alive.

It can get tiring, yes. It can drain you, yes. But what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. So, train. Train yourself on pain management. Easier said than done, I know. But it ain’t impossible either.


“Let all unnecessary emotions go.”


We do not have to carry everything with us. Choose your load. Make wise decisions. Only bring what you can take. And if it gets hard, take some time off. Put your baggage aside, and take time to relax. Breathe. Look away. Look the other way. Focus on something else. Do something that will give you the freedom from your load, even for just a moment. Recharge!

All around us is energy.

All about us is energy. Take care of the energy that you allow inside. Be mindful of the energy that you exhaust towards your surroundings. Garbage in, garbage out. Make sure to allow thoughts that will nourish you and help you grow. Most importantly, you have to train your brain to be on top of your game. You have to play with the cards that you are dealt with. And there is no point comparing, because we get different cards from the deck.

Choose your thoughts. And choose the feelings that gets to you. You can choose your behavior. Then choose your plan of action. As much as possible, always choose your moves with wisdom. We all make mistakes, but isn’t that how we learn? And isn’t it in learning that we become better people? Maturity, is what they call it.


“Just keep smiling.”


Oh, life has been hard on me. Since day 1, starting from the memory that I can remember. But, I’ve always had a smile on my face. No, it was not a fake smile. It just comes in different forms.

I have had the innocent smile. The smile that comes with seeing the good in people. I have had the genuine smile of happiness. Because not everything in life was and is bad. I have had the smile from love. The one that automatically curves your mouth with sparkle in your eyes. I have had the smile of triumph. There were wins before my losses. I have had the smile and laugh of deep-rooted friendships. Some ships may have sank now, but I am still being blessed with a few new bonds this time around. I have had the smile of realizing the beauty of life. Of how much strength a heart can hold no matter the weather.

Today, I am choosing to still keep a smile on my face.

Despite emergency cases. In spite of heartbreaks. Beyond tragedies. Over disappointments. Against my struggles. While lifting the weight on my shoulders. I smile because, I am still alive. I am still strong. And I am still standing.

No matter what it is that you are carrying right now. Manage the pain, by putting your luggage down. Take as much time as you need, ’til you can carry it again. Or better yet, get a trolly and just drag it around with you. Just gather all the energy that you need to keep moving. If it means staying in bed for a long time, so be it. Just get up again, when you start waking up one day with a smile because the sun shines on your face. And what you’ll see ahead is nothing but a lovely day. Live. Love. Laugh! And never underestimate the magic of a sigh of relief.

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41 thoughts on “Exhaustion Precaution: Measures to take before it’s too late.

  1. The biggest mistake is not to stop when we feel that the rope is about to break. I have always felt guilty about doing it, but now I have found out that it makes me do more by safeguarding my health.

  2. Yes, sometimes we all need breaks. I try to always focus on the positive. I probably should smile more, but normally I look pissed off. Oops.

  3. I have had to very consciously keep my mind on these things through tough times. They are all good ways to keep yourself emotionally healthy and prevent exhaustion.

  4. Thanks for sharing your story. We all need a break. And sometimes it is difficult to accept it but it is better for our health. It is also important to stay positive as well and let go of things that you can’t control.

  5. I’ve had this kind of problems at work, which makes me really exhausted, as it doesn’t leave me much time to recharge my batteries. Hope your tips will help me to change it a bit! 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing. I literally need to recharge my soul right now, this pandemic things will let you realize lots of things and I know in myself that being a momma is really exhausting

  7. I know I should smile more often because people always telling me that. This virus is really making me feel depressed but I will beat it.

  8. Thanks for sharing this! I thought life was hard before the pandemic and looking at this time laid off as maybe the break I needed. I miss my work and social interactions but have had a lot of time to get myself in a better place physically and mentally.

    1. I still believe that there are better things coming to us after. Most especially that most of us will be coming out if this as better people. 🖤

  9. Thanks for the tips! Was feeling a little down because of this pandemic and this cabin fever is going on waaaay too long. But, your inspiring words have lifted my spirits! Thanks again!

  10. Recharging is so important right now. We’re all out of routine, and that can create havoc with our psyche. Thanks for the reminder!

  11. I definitely need to recharge every once in awhile. It makes a big difference to take a step back and re-energize

  12. when i feel so down, it’s either i get much more busy to distract myself or drop everything and lie on bed. in short, i rest. we all need. either way, we must know ourselves and cope our own way. 🙂

  13. Thank you for this. These times, life has been full of worries and uncertainty and it’s exhausting. I will try be more positive!

  14. Once you feel you need a break, have break! Like many drivers said, it is like driving a long road – you need to have a quick stop and have a break, because a second of exhaustion will lead to massive danger while on the road.

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