When Being Emotionally ๐Ÿ˜” Exhausted ๐Ÿ˜ด is a Good ๐Ÿ‘ Feeling โ˜บ๏ธ ...

There are times when being emotionally exhausted is a good feeling. Is there a good kind of exhausted, you ask? A good kind of drained? I experienced one today.

Here are three examples of when being emotionally exhausted is a good feeling.

1. Family

A family is a pain and a pleasure. They are exhausting and invigorating.

For example:
You spend the whole day with family that you havenโ€™t seen for a long time and youโ€™re exhausted when you come home. But, you smile thinking about what you did today and itโ€™s all worth it.

I include pets as part of the family because they are in my book.

After playing with my younger dog, I usually have arms close to being pulled out of their sockets and slight frustration because we always play one-sided tag. Her favorite game is when you try to catch her as she sprints around the yard and sheโ€™s not only fast but super intelligent.

But I donโ€™t just feel happy because I caught her and it was a hard-won victory, I feel a good kind of ache in my bones because I know how much she enjoys the game.

2. Exercise

Exercise is one of the obvious examples of this.

Thereโ€™s something magical about completing a strenuous workout and feeling on top of the world afterward. *Cue Jackโ€™s iconic line from Titanic*

3. Completing a Project Youโ€™re Inspired by/something Youโ€™re Passionate about

Completing certain tasks provides no satisfaction. Like homework or washing dishes. Though I know some people find those things exciting, I have not met someone who does.

However, completing a novel or painting or even just reading a book can feel amazing even though youโ€™re drained from it.

With books, Iโ€™m always tired afterward because I feel a little empty when itโ€™s over. But I am usually enthused by the outcome/cliffhanger.

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