Just start over and recreate yourself!
A little over a year ago I was desperate to be anyone but me.
I’d been off work for 6 months struggling with my health.
My under active thyroid was in a bad way due to years of poor treatment as is too commonly the case!
I was losing clumps of hair daily, to the point where I was afraid to wash my hair. Have you ever been afraid of going bald?
I’d wake up exhausted feeling like I hadn’t slept in weeks. Despite being so tired I couldn’t sleep due to insomnia.
I had multiple food intolerances, plagued daily with itchy rashes and digestive issues.
A banging headache and sore throat lasting 6 months in total. Can you imagine opening your eyes every morning and being hit with that straight away??
My blood sugars would drop sharply leaving me weak and light headed.
Once a calm and collected person I’d become anxious and on edge. I still don’t know if it was the heart palpitations causing the anxiety or the other way around!
One of the hardest parts to deal with was the chronic fatigue. An exhaustion not cured by sleep and a feeling of lead in my arms and legs, I often felt like I was walking through jelly.
Many days having a shower was an achievement let alone house work or food shopping. Tasks I’d once breezed through wiped out hours of the day as I recovered.
I was in a fairly new relationship but when all this hit the honeymoon period ended!
As you can imagine feeling like crap daily left me cranky and I felt I had nothing to offer.
I didn’t do anything and I didn’t go anywhere, I had nothing to talk about so my self worth and confidence took a big hit and I pushed him away.
Ever felt good for nothing and no one?
I was a far cry from the motivated, hardworking and energetic woman I used to be.
I didn’t recognise myself when I looked in the mirror and I feared I would never feel like myself again.
I had no idea how I was going to get better as I was doing everything I knew how:
– A health coach
– Hours spent researching
– Following an autoimmune diet and avoiding intolerances
– Infrared saunas
– A concoction of herbs and supplements
You name it I tried it but any progress was minimal and short lived.
Eventually at my wits end I reached out to a mindset coach and this was the turning point I so desperately wanted!
It wasn’t until later that I realised I’d been suffering from chronic stress and this was the cause of my health conditions – my burnout.
I never ever want to feel like that again, they were dark days!