Life can feel tiring with so many things to do and take care of. There are jobs to do, errands to run, homes to clean up, and sometimes children to take care of. We go into overdrive and it gets the better of us. We’re so tired we can’t sleep. We’re tired even after taking a rest. We are weary of pain, hurt, even of the constant search for love.
Here are 11 quotes about tired people and how they managed to stop or at least cope with being tired. The search is real, and it will be hard, but you will find solace in the truth that being tired can only last for so long. It’s time you made an effort to stop feeling sad and weary. Here are some “tired” quotes to help you.
Quotes about Being Tired
1. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” – Kurt Vonnegut
The famous writer is the king of “being tired” quotes. His logic on all things “tired” is undeniable. Unless there are tears from laughing so hard, in which case the cleaning up is the same.
2. The biggest wall you’ve got to climb is the one you build in your mind.
It’s true. This image shows the biggest limitations are the ones we’ve set ourselves, completely unawares at that. This makes us feel tired like nothing else.
3. Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness. Those are the days I am actually fighting my hardest.
What is a bad day if not a day you’re so tired that you’re just struggling to get through? So you can say at the end, “The best thing about this day is that it’s over?” And you suddenly feel less tired? This is one of the most inspirational “tired of” quotes.
4. Stop letting it bother you, just let it go. Your mind can only take so much.
The problem is that we can’t always judge accurately how much is too much. Feeling tired is an indicator that we’ve gone beyond what’s possible for a human being. Lack of judgment causes us to go into overdrive mode and become exhausted.
5. Sometimes you don’t realize the weight of something you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.
And there’s no better feeling than that. It is the feeling of freedom from being tired. The image of carrying weight is very fitting.
6. Today I refuse to stress myself out about things I cannot control or change.
Start every day with that statement. It won’t work the first week, maybe not the first month either, but don’t give up. Keep repeating it to yourself and eventually, you’ll stop stressing over things beyond your control. You’ll be less tired and less tired with each day until you finally feel you’ve had enough rest and are ready to search again: for love, for truth, for whatever it is your heart yearns for.
7. Sometimes you just need to disconnect and enjoy your own company.
Socializing can be fun up to a point, then it gets exhausting. Be selective about who you surround yourself with. If you’re struggling to keep a conversation going, that’s a sign you’re about to get tired pretty soon. We are told to search for company, search for partners, search for things to fill up our free time, but what does this approach really lead to? Being tired, tired, and more tired.
8. Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.
This is one of many “tired of this” quotes. In this case: don’t you get tired of worrying? We know it’s easier said than done, people can’t just stop worrying. We search for answers, but here’s a fact: the likelihood of something going wrong is the same as that of it going right. Where in doubt, follow your heart.
9. When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a million reasons to smile and laugh.
In other words, make lemonade when life gives you lemons – or make life take its lemons back. It’s up to you to find the strength to stop being tired. Search for things that energize you, then those that can help you rest. Not feeling tired is about finding a balance between these things.
10. The souls that have seen the darkest days can shine the brightest light. Keep going!
People who are capable of experiencing deep sadness can also experience the most intense and profound joy. Once you cope with feeling tired, joy will replace sadness.
11. Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.
Blessed are those who know what they love and what makes them happy. They never grow tired of chasing it.
I am Tired Quotes: The Search Beyond
Quotes are quotes. They’re not enough to overcome being tired on their own – you need to help them. Maximize your chances by eating healthy, sleeping well, setting the right priorities, and exercising regularly.
1. Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
Sleep is an obvious antidote to being tired, but when you’re too exhausted, the brain starts to release less sleep hormones and sleeplessness is a natural consequence. Stop doing whatever you’re doing when you start feeling tired. If you don’t, it sends you into agitation and insomnia.
2. Eat Healthy
You can’t reasonably expect an adult to do a 180 on their diet, but what you can do is try adding more natural, whole foods and water to it. You could also try to cut back on very fatty, salty, or sweet foods, especially in the evening. This will help you feel less tired.
3. Set Priorities
Exhaustion comes from trying to get too many things done at once. Rank your tasks in order of importance. Get through the most challenging things first. Leave smaller things for the afternoon, when people are normally least productive.
Once you’ve improved your diet and sleep, try to be more physically active in your free time. Adding more movement to your life is a great way to beat exhaustion, paradoxical as it may sound. Physical movement combats mental exhaustion and creates balance in the body. What’s more, staying active keeps people healthy well into old age. Start with small things like exercising for 10 minutes a day if you’re not doing that now. If you don’t enjoy exercising, go for walks or go swimming. Enjoying the activity is what counts!
On a final note, a word of warning: chronic feelings of being tired have been linked to a number of severe, incurable diseases. Take preventive measures while you still can. The next time you feel tired, do something to keep it from getting to the point of feeling exhausted.
Do you know anyone, a friend, family member, or acquaintance, who is never tired? If they are very active and busy and still never or rarely get tired, learn from them. Ask them why they are never tired. They’ll probably tell you they do get tired now and then, but they have ways to cope with that. Ask them what these are. They weren’t born a strong person. Nobody was. Becoming strong is a choice and a result of how we respond to stressors in our environment. Do we let them make us tired or do we succeed in eliminating them?