Tiredness (psychological)

Cured by physical work

September 24th 2014
All some people ever say is, ‘Oh, I’m so tired!’ And in fact they do look tired. They are well, but everything makes them tired, and they do not realize that by constantly complaining they will one day end up completely exhausted. And yet, you can easily see that those who complain of being tired are rarely the ones who do the most work. They are undeniably tired; it is not an imaginary tiredness. No, it is quite real, except that it does not come from overwork but from the fact that they dwell on thoughts and feelings that wear them out. And this psychological tiredness is contagious: when you meet these people, after spending a few minutes with them you feel as if you have a load on your shoulders or as if you have no energy left. One of the most effective methods for getting rid of psychological tiredness is good physical tiredness; this kind of tiredness brings rest and healing. Humans have unsuspected inner resources which they must learn to make the most of by exerting their will. So many are tired quite simply because they lead a sluggish life!