Lack of Energy Always Tired? 4 Ways To Move From Feeling Crappy To Thriving
It’s Monday morning the alarm goes off……………… how do you feel?
A) Do you reach for snooze, pull up the covers and wish for the weekend OR
B) Do you jump out of bed refreshed and excited for the adventures of the day?
If it’s A……I know you’re feeling crappy?
Fatigue may not always be down to burning the candle at both ends or overfilling our days. The Royal College of Psychiatrists suggests that, at any given time, one in five people feel unusually tired and one in 10 have prolonged fatigue. Women tend to feel tired more than men. – WebMD
There is hope from crappy. I see huge turnarounds every day.
Sonia, a working mother of three kids recently arrived at my office dragging her depleted, aching frame. Her hope of feeling ‘normal’ or good again had almost extinguished. She had a Lack of Energy Always Tired.
I fanned the sparks of hope as I uncovered she had good reason to feel the way she did –
1. Her cell membranes were falling apart, as my test results showed.
It’s like trying to carry something in millions of leaky buckets, no matter how you fill your energy making cells, it just doesn’t work. Frustrating!
What contributes to leaky membranes?
Poor fat digestion, gallbladder problems, not eating enough good fats or being a vegetarian that’s not protein combining well or poorly digesting and absorbing your proteins (eggs, nuts, chicken, fish, beef, lamb, legumes).
Once you know what the problem is you can fix, encourage or compensate for it by nurturing that organ or process.
2. Sonia was suffering from adrenal exhaustion. She’d been running on empty for a long time now, about 7 years now.
Very common, in working mums with the mantra ‘I’m OK’.
You’re so not OK….it’s time to swap giving for receiving for just a moment and ask for help!
When you don’t have flowing energy, you dig into willpower every day. You often live on caffeine, carbs (cakes, biscuit, bread) and sugar, which depletes you further by stripping nutrients from your body to break these down. The downward spiral continues.
How do you break the cycle?
Lack of Energy Always Tired – Knowing how to maximise your energy in a nourishing way and identifying energy zappers like missing essential nutrients, thyroid, gut or autoimmune problems.
3. Sonia had self-sabotaging patterns that had enabled her to live into adrenal fatigue, now she had to learn how to live out of it. It was time to practice valuing, honoring and loving herself.
How do you break out of self-sabotaging patterns?
Replace them with nurturing and replenishing alternatives.
Aim for progress in the right direction. It will take time.
Elements may include –
- Eating cleanly and hydration
- Laughing and having fun
- Scheduling in thinking or reflection time – listening to how you feel and adjusting accordingly
- Making time for the sunshine on her face, dancing in the rain, bathing in the sea
- Holidays that recharge the soul
- Knowing you deserve to be treated well and placing boundaries
4. Sonia had developed gut issues over the years.
Doctors had labeled it as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), where she had bouts of constipation them diarrhea.
Through testing, we uncovered she had food intolerances to eggs, dairy, and almonds. Once she completed a 6-week gut repair program all the IBS cleared.
She couldn’t believe the difference in how she felt.
No more sugar cravings, energy drops, brain fog and urgent visits to the toilet.
Within weeks Sonia felt a massive difference in her energy. Her moods were more even, calmer, balanced. She was becoming more of her true self again. Empowered, energised – the spark was coming back.
I love my job. I get to see beautiful women come alive again each and every day.
Is it time you moved from feeling crappy to thriving and dropped the ‘I’m OK’ mantra and got real with yourself?
Loads of health and happiness, Julie XXX