Sick of Zoom meetings?  Exhausted by the kids. Unsure of how to give yourself permission? This is for you.

by Paul Tripp in

I listen to podcasts throughout my day, and I recently listened to a podcast by Brené Brown and heard concepts I've never heard before.   There are two things I want to share from this Podcast, an article and a book. 

The article she dissected is by Tara Haelle titled "Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful."  What I suppose I knew but didn't take time to ponder is that when the pandemic first hit most of us relied on our surge capacity to get through the first wave.  Now, seven months into this pandemic, our surge capacities are depleted and many of my clients (...especially those with kids) are wondering what to do.  This article is for you! 

So many of you have described your lives as "working more than ever, constantly in front of the screen, and no time for your life anymore".  Over the past three weeks I've had two clients share that they've had panic attacks due to the stress of work.    The constant theme from almost every single client is that you're feeling overworked and having a hard time giving yourself permission to just let go - and play.  Here's a book that might help shift your perspective.  "Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul" by Stuart Brown.  

If we are not going back to life or work as we knew it, how are you preparing yourself to adapt for this new reality?  I hope these two resources help.