It is normal to feel tired when you have endometriosis. Our bodies are often overworked and the liver is definitely underpaid!
This will make us sluggish and tired and we will feel less motivated to do anything. When you wake up in the morning, you barely feel like you’ve rested. Your body still aches and you feel like the day ahead is just one big exhausting experience that lays ahead of you.
So, here are some easy steps to feeling better:
1. Get up and get out!
Laying in bed contemplating the day and feeling sorry for yourself is not going to help you with your energy levels. You know you need to get up and get ready for the day, so up you get! It may seem odd but getting up earlier will actually give you more energy for the day. When you get up earlier, you will be more prepared for the day. You will have time to get your 20 minute walk in and really prepare mentally for what lies ahead. If you get up late, rush around to get ready for work, you will feel this pressure all day long. The best part of the day is early morning, the air is crisp and the beauty of nature is much more prominent. Enjoy the birds, the blue sky and the sounds early in the morning. No excuses—try it!
2. Be creative and let your spirit be free!
Often when we get listless in our lives, it is because our lives have become stagnant and predictable. We are doing the same routine job, every single day, the same 9–5 or the same processes over and over again. Your poor spirit is crumbling inside of you. You need more childlike expression! Turn up the music and dance around the living room, or skip down to the park or get some paints and create a finger painting masterpiece. Do something where there is no reason to be perfect or to perform, just do it for FUN!
3. Focus on the positive
When we think about our life situations, we often focus on the hardships and the things that have affected us, our emotions, angry thoughts. This is energy draining. Focus on that energy inside you for a minute—you know the bad one and then SHIFT IT, find the warm happy feeling inside you and dwell on that one. Allow yourself to totally feel its calmness, warmness and happiness and dive into this emotion—which one do you think will make you feel better? It is easy to do, TRY IT!
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Question: Have you found things that lift your energy in an instant? Talking to a good friend? Doing something you love? Share your thoughts in the comments below…