When you meet anyone new, do you say, “Hi, my name is X and I’m exhausted!” Perhaps not. You might be too polite. The truth is we’re ALL exhausted. We’re tired. We’re fatigued. But, why? What hidden reasons are behind your fatigue? Would you like to know four likely culprits that are probably zapping your energy?
(HINT: You don’t have to have fibromyalgia and/or other chronic health conditions for these concerns to be a challenge for you, too.)
The topics detailed below are most likely familiar to anyone dealing with modern day life.
Here are the Four Feared Forerunners of Fatigue:
ONE: Unaddressed food sensitivities
Most of us have sensitivities (whether we know it or not) to at least some foods. Many ingredients cause the body to over-react and malfunction. Common culprits include sugar, dairy, wheat/gluten, corn, MSG, aspartame, shellfish, peanuts, caffeine (colas and chocolate), soy, eggs, tree nuts, food additives and preservatives, food colors and dyes, food thickeners and emulsifiers, artificial sweeteners, grains, yeast, and more….
When we continue to consume foods that don’t “agree” with us, we create whole body challenges that force our bodies to work MUCH harder than it has to. And, that takes energy!
A compromised digestive system is
at the core of energy insufficiency.
Have you ever been diagnosed with or are you concerned about the following? If so, food sensitivities may play a role in what’s keeping you sick.
Whole body inflammation, sugar “addictions,” leaky gut syndrome, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), compromised immune system, chronic infections (can be caused by unaddressed gut health), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), colitis, skin rashes, headaches, heart palpitations, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and more.
TWO: Unaddressed stress
Before you say, “duh,” take a closer look here. Of course, we all have stress, but there are ways that we can approach the subject proactively. Are you applying regular relaxation techniques?
How do you feel about your levels of stress? Do you feel you’re a slave to it or do you feel that there are action steps you can take to heal and improve?
Be sure to check out this FREE stress resource for more information – Is Stress Making You Sick guide.
THREE: Negative inner thoughts
Our thoughts provide a surprising amount of influence over our physical wellbeing. Many of us who complain of low energy find that our thoughts run in a constant, predictable, negative rut. Frequent limiting and unhelpful thoughts course through our minds over and over creating a channel of discontent and dissatisfaction.
It’s no wonder we’re tired – our very inner thoughts are exhausting!
Negative self-talk has lasting impact and may or may not be related to emotional traumas, PTSD, depression, food sensitivities, lack of body movement and more.
FOUR: Lack of physical movement
Did you know that motion literally creates emotion?
Moving the body – within your own range of motion and limitations – is a vital daily practice that’s often overlooked by those dealing with fatigue/energy issues. Moving every day actually CREATES energy. It lowers anxiety. It helps digestion. It improves mood. And, the benefits go on….
So, this is clearly just the tip of the fatigue iceberg. What factor affects you the most? Which ones are you willing to change?
Remember that change doesn’t have to be a big deal. It’s not about completely revamping your life.
Fundamental changes can be as simple as deep breathing, drinking more water, or taking a walk.
Just consider making one small change today. What will it be?
To make that choice, think about what kind of momentum you’re going to create in your life.
So, what kind of momentum would you like to create?
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