It’s horrible dealing with chronic fatigue and barely being able to function how you used to. You get exhaused just doing simple things. It really takes it’s toll.
Today I want to cover the emotional component of this, as it’s a big one!
When dealing with fatigue you have to accept the fact that you can’t do alot of the things you used to be able to do for quite a while. It takes time to heal, and another component is knowing that you CAN heal.
I wrote about that at You Need To Find A Deep Part Inside Yourself That Knows You’re Going To Heal.
There are alot of emotions of anger, frustration, feeling helpless, like everything is hopeless, just wanting to give up and not bother with anything. I’m very familiar with those and I still have them come up at times.
Dealing with those emotions makes it alot harder to cope, aswell as part of the cause of what lead you here! (That’s another subject, for know know that trauma and chronic stress contribute to illness.)
If you could find a way of dealing with and releasing the above emotions – frustration, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness and other emotions around your chronic fatigue then how much better would you be able to deal with it?
I’m not saying you’ll all of a sudden be healed, but these emotions are contributing, being overwhelmed by them makes it worse.
Being able to release some of them will open up space. You’ll be able to start to find ways to actually heal as you can think more clearly and come up with new ways to deal with your healing and progression to improved health. While you’re overwhelmed with these emotions, that’s much more difficult.
These emotions are weighing you down, and even if it won’t heal it completely as i’ve said.. don’t be surprised if you have more energy and ability to engage with life once you start dealing with these emotions.
Ideally you’d find someone experienced for guidance, but you can still make alot of progress by yourself if you can be consistent.
One of the most beneficial things you can apply yourself is Inner Child Work, which is all about going back to that younger part of yourself that is holding onto your trauma, limiting beliefs, negative emotions. Then allowing yourself to feel it until it discharges, and finally giving yourself what you needed back then – encouragement, love, to know you’re good enough, whatever it might be.
I have written a guide that you can signup for below.