I often find myself exhausted from the days work either continuously working through the evening in one way or another. Chores obviously need to be done at some point but even once I am sat down I will pick up the phone going through emails or something.
The only time I seem able to actually rest is when I’m ill, and that’s only when I’m ill enough to actually force me to sit still.
How can I rest when I feel guilty and shame for not completing that task for example. Mind starts playing tricks again, embedded messages from childhood creep in, thoughts and feelings you would do anything (literally) to stop.
There is a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel, unfortunately it means having to feel those things, for a short period at a time at least and processing them. This cannot be forced or rushed, sometimes we will need professional help throughput and a helping hand from friends and family.