Several writings about how the author copes with exhaustion.
Mood music for this post: “I’m So Tired,” from The Beatles White Album:
Someone who saw my “songs to play when tired” post asked what I do about being tied besides music and coffee. People with addictions and mental disorders are often tired — even when in recovery. These writings cover how I keep exhaustion at bay:
The author finds that he gets the most relaxation from the things he once feared the most.
The Bright Side of Exhaustion
For someone with OCD, a little exhaustion can be just what the doctor ordered.
Sometimes the author lives in overdrive. The result is pain.
The Rewards and Risk of Service: A Cautionary Tale
Service is a major tool of recovery. But it can also be dangerous.
This is Your Brain on Restlessness
The author has hit a wall with his recovery. It’s not what you think.
Writing to Save My Life: The author on why he became a writer and how it shaped his recovery from mental illness and addiction.
How I Became the Easy Parent
Here’s a side of my recovery that the kids enjoy: I’m more of a push-over than I used to be.