• Elise Hawkins

Fatigue Doesn't Get the Last Word

It’s seven a.m. The alarm is blaring in your ear and you barely roll over enough to shut it off.

There’s no way it’s already morning…” you think to yourself, bleary with exhaustion.

Twenty more minutes… that’s all I need.” It takes little convincing for you to cave into falling right back asleep.

A split second later your alarm is screaming. A knot of dread fills your gut as you struggle to squint at your phone. It reads 7:20; you know you have to get up this time.

How is it morning? It feels like I just went to bed,” you think as you scroll through your phone, hanging on to anything that will keep you in your bed for a bit more time.

It doesn’t matter that you had plenty of sleep, you feel like you were run through by a train last night. All you really want is to quit your job and just sleep.

Coffee…I just need coffee.”

You drag yourself out of bed to try and get going. It feels as though someone has set your life into slow motion as you brush your teeth and wander in circles pulling on your jeans. Your brain is so foggy it’s hard to think straight.

The coffee has the opposite effect of what you wanted- now you’re irritable and still extremely tired.

You groan to yourself as you think through everything that needs to get done. Your chest tightens as all the responsibilities weigh on you and immediately you’re overwhelmed.  

Not again...I can’t do another day like this.” Your internal dialogue is full of negativity and you can’t disagree with the guilt you feel for already wanting to end your day.

You rub your head as your partner approaches you. In your heart, you genuinely want to be the perfect morning person. You want to be kind and patient. You want to have that perfect sleepy morning smile that effortlessly brightens the room. But all that comes out of your mouth when they try and talk to you are edged words and a bitter aftertaste. You can’t hide how horrible you woke up feeling and now you feel even worse because they deserve so much better than the greeting you gave them. But what digs the pain deeper is when you see them shrug it off as they turn to back to their morning routine: they’re used to it. Shame weighs even heavier on you and all you can feel now is stuck.

You rush through the rest of your morning because you’re already running late for work. To save time, you finish your bagel in the car and spill half your coffee into the cup holder. Somehow your headache beat it’s average time this morning and showed up before 9 am.

The rest of your day doesn’t go much better. There are a few bursts of energy every couple of hours, usually after you’ve gotten up to grab a snack from the kitchen at work. By the time the clock ominously strikes 3 pm, all you want is to call quits and run home to nap.

A few minutes on Netflix will give me enough energy to finish the day,” you tell yourself. But before you know it, four hours have gone by, you and your family are hungry, you didn’t make it to the gym again, and it’s way too late to cook a wholesome meal for your kids. You find yourself hitting speed dial on takeout with shame and disappointment coming right along side as appetizers.

The day ends and it feels as though nothing ever even began. You shove the ache away as you finally meet your pillow for the night.

At this point, can this even be fixed?

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If this sounded at all like a look into your life, it’s very possible that you are struggling with hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue, or digestive problems. However, there is good news: you can have freedom from this fatigue.

Unfortunately, fatigue is so prevalent in our society that it is labeled as normal. If you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I’m not a morning person,” I’m here to let you know that that is actually not true. Your body is just pleading with you to give it the help that it needs.

It may be hard to hear, but fatigue shouldn’t be a part of your normal routine. But the good news is that there is action that you can take to get the hands on help you need. If you are someone that would rather thrive instead of just survive, you are not alone.

Imagine how refreshing it would be if your normal was energetic and motivated. If you woke up before your alarm and looked forward to getting your workout done before heading out for work. What if you could actually get your todo list done before lunch break came, leaving you with plenty of time that night to connect to those you love? Do you even remember what it feels like to feel good, look good, and love life?

Here’s the fun part: you can completely change your life and your future by taking action today. We’ve got professionals that actually want to help you take your life back.

Reach out to our team and book a free 45-minute call with Shasta Nutritional Therapy in Redding, CA.

In the call, we will help you get clarity on what the root causes of your symptoms are. Only once we know where you and your body are will we be able to create a specific and intentional game plan for your health. Our goal is to understand you and find the best path to get you thriving again.

It is good to note that our program is not for everyone. We are looking for individuals that are genuinely looking to learn and are willing to do what it takes to invest in themselves and their future. It is our team’s desire to walk alongside you every step of the way and we want to work with those who are just as invested as us. If this is you, than today is the day that your breakthrough begins. Let’s get your life back, together.

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DISCLAIMER: Be advised that any nutritional program suggested at Shasta Nutritional Therapy is not intended as a treatment for any disease. The intent of any nutritional recommendation is to support the physiological and biochemical processes of the human body. Elise Hawkins, NTP is not a medical doctor and cannot diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Shasta Nutritional Therapy is not a medical office and does not accept insurance. Before making any changes to your diet, prescription medications, lifestyle or exercise activities, make sure to check with your medical doctor first.

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