Fatigue! Well, it does not happen overnight……………….and thankfully there are solutions:
First, how did we get there!
Growing up we walked everywhere; to school, the church, we walked to the shops and carried the groceries home in bags. We never had takeaway or ate out, there was nowhere to go, and we could not afford it anyway. Occasionally we would have fish and chips from the only milk bar in town. Only the wealthy dined in restaurants. The days seemed long and special events like birthdays and Christmas seemed to take forever to come around. Life was far from perfect but what I do remember is that we were never rushed. There always seemed enough time to get things done, even without dishwashers, fancy appliances, cars and big houses. If the phone rang, we rushed to answer it as it would be friends calling, or if the doorbell rang it was a race to see who got there first as visitors were always welcome.
All this was not so long ago! Today it is a different story! We all have phones but don’t like talking to anyone – usually because we have no time and someone at the door is a major inconvenience. The rapid progression of changing times and technology can leave many of us, including me feeling in a constant state of rushing about and overwhelmed.
We all have so much more to juggle and balance in a day. It starts with getting the family up and going in the mornings which is usually a battle, preparing breakfasts and lunches, getting a load or two in the washing machine and out on the line, shifting through the multiple tasks that each child needs for the day, making sure the husband/wife/partner does not feel left out or if a single mum/dad feeling even more pressured to get organised, getting the kitchen cleaned up, making beds, attending to the dog and then realising you also need to write down a shopping list as you run out of milk…………… and its only 8am! The rest of the day unfolds in a frenzy as we run around and basically forget to breathe. Does this sound familiar?
From my clinical experience, this scenario always accompanies what practically every woman (and some men) come to see me for which is feeling run down, unexplainable fatigue and what is frequently described as foggy brain. Usually they have been to a GP or sometimes several doctors who cannot find anything wrong with them – or blame it on the hormones. Indeed, our hormones may play a part in all this but frequently they are not what is causing the issue. More on that in another blog.
What is disturbing about this day to day running around is that we adjust and adapt to functioning at this “frenzied” level each day and consider it “normal”. After several years of operating at this “normal” level our physical, mental and emotional states are exhausted on all levels and no amount of green juices will sort that out. What I learned the hard way is that you never get there and you never get it all done! No one does!
At the end of each day, we feel exhausted and usually end up spinning in circles as we try to get through what is left of the tasks to be done! We feel guilty because we ended a conversation abruptly with our mother, we forgot that is was sports day at school and the kids missed out, our husband/partner is stressed at work and we can’t find one minute to just sit and listen and the dog never got to go out for a walk – again! We look in the mirror and make a note to get an appointment with the hairdresser and then realise that we just won’t get to the gym this week, for which we forked out an expensive membership to motivate us to go and pile more guilt on top! We go to bed and wonder why we cannot sleep and wake up ready to do this all over again – for many, many years.
Then, surprise! In ten or so years you will be wondering why you are so tired and not thinking clearly or why you suddenly have Chronic Fatigue (which started ten years ago).
So, if you are feeling unexplainable fatigue and exhaustion, are constantly overwhelmed or have considerable unclear thought patterns you are not alone. And it would have started a long time ago……
The good news is that you can restore your vital energy on all levels. The first step is a desire to do so, and then finding the right direction forwards towards achieving your optimum health. This is best done with a professional practitioner! Most often, you will feel improvements with simple diet adjustments, focused and targeted nutritional supplements and practiced mindfulness around lifestyle. If you are stressed and overwhelmed, Dr Google will only confuse you further, as you are lost in your own stuff! Even with my knowledge around what I should do, I also see a professional for my health journey. Making the time and investment now for your future self will save you a lot of time, money and frustrations in 10yrs time……..To make a start…….. Book Here
IF YOU DO NOT MAKE TIME FOR YOUR WELLNESS, YOU WILL BE FORCED TO MAKE TIME FOR YOUR ILLNESS
YOU GET TO CHOOSE BOTH, ONE BY CHOICE AND ONE BY DEFAULT
Disclaimer: Homoeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.