The prompt for this reading came from one of my Discord servers and is as follows:
“This week I read an article about how all of our “surge capacities” are depleted right now. So! That’s this week’s prompt: some self-diagnosis of our mental and emotional capacities at the moment.”
Am I in or approaching mental burnout?
Queen of Clubs
Not at the moment. I’m going strong and confident in my path, no particular burdens holding me down or keeping me from fulfilling my potential concerning my passions or my business.
Am I in or approaching emotional burnout?
Five of Hearts
Absolutely. Don’t allow your pessimistic side to take charge and overpower the efforts you’re making toward optimism. Over the past week or so, that’s something I’ve definitely done, and it’s time to catch what’s going on and get back on the right track before the pessimism drags me down and tries to bury me.
In what ways will I continue to need to operate on “surge capacity” because I don’t have an option?
Ten of Spades
With the holiday rush right around the corner and preparations underway, you’re going to begin to feel the strain of added pressure and crave that ending that comes at the end of the holidays. It’s a long way off yet, and you have a long way to go. Be prepared to accept that if that craving starts showing up early, you’re going to have to push through regardless of feeling you’ve reached the end of your rope.
In what ways am I expecting too much from myself and I can back down?
Two of Diamonds
You don’t have to juggle as much as you are. When things feel like too much, it’s time to let some of those extraneous activities and responsibilities falling to the wayside. This includes these readings and other related activities if needed. You can only juggle so much, and especially during the holiday season, your paying responsibilities have to take priority over everything else.
What is one thing I can do to build my mental and emotional reserves back up?
Three of Hearts and Jack of Diamonds
Take time to slow down and spend time with your loved ones. It can be hard to slow down, but in doing so you are taking a bit of the strain off your shoulders instead of leaving yourself in a constant state of pressure.
Also, remember that those that love you want to help, and they want to support you. Make sure that you’re asking them for help when you feel like you’re moving at a crawl.