"For those who feel that they have not sufficient strength, mentally or physically, to carry the burden of life placed upon them; the affairs of every day seem too much for them to accomplish, though they generally succeed in fulfilling their task. For those who believe that some part, of mind or body, needs to be strengthened before they can easily fulfill their work."
—Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers
Hornbeam expresses the state of anticipatory exhaustion. Ever had “a case of the Mondays” or heard yourself say "I just can't—"? Or perhaps, "I can't move until I've had my coffee"? This remedy is exactly for that. In this state, one experiences a sort of mental fatigue before even getting started. They will feel dread or resistance about facing the task ahead, even if that task is small and mundane. This state often leads to avoidance and procrastination. Once they get going, however, they are usually able to complete the task without issues.
Keywords: Anticipatory mental fatigue, dread of facing a task, procrastination, that "Monday" feeling
Positive state: An energized mind and attitude, confident action in tackling the tasks ahead