Does this scenario sound like you or anyone you know?
Your alarm seems to penetrate straight to your core, wakes you abruptly and irks that low grade headache that you were praying would finally would go away after 3 days…but it hasn’t. You feel like you barely slept more than 5-minutes, and maybe you didn’t, considering you were tossing and turning all night long trying to get comfortable and tame that anxious mind.
You head downstairs, straight for the coffee, dreading the day ahead. “How am I supposed to get through today with no energy, my head pounding, and huge bags under my eyes?” You slap on your “fake it till you make it” face and run out the door to work…but not before making a quick stop through the drive-thru for a bit of nourishment (egg McMuffin possibly).
At work it seems like one thing after the next is just not going your way…brain fog, bloating, and mild nausea hit during the morning meeting and you know your boss can tell you are off your game. The stress begins to rise and you can’t help but go straight for the candy drawer, stashed away for times of emergency, which seems to happen almost everyday lately!
5 mini pieces of Halloween candy later, you still have all the best intentions to get to the gym after work, but can barely find the energy to walk out to your car. This excuse crosses your mind, “let me just go home and make dinner and catch up on some sleep and I’ll get there tomorrow.”
After you finally make it home after 45-minutes of stop-and-go traffic, you are ravenous! You throw down your bags, B-line to the fridge, and pop open any container within an arm’s reach. After the 15-minute raid, you plop down on the sofa and it all hits you. Stomach cramping. Bloating. Indigestion. Pounding headache. Poor energy. Lack of focus. “What is going on? Why do I feel this way?”
More than anything, I want you to know that you are not alone. Many people suffer through life, just getting by, and never really envision what it would be like to feel better. Sometimes we don’t even realize how unwell we are until we get well again!
I want to hear from you. Do you experience any of these things? What are you doing to try to improve your current state? I’d love to hear your story. Comment below if you feel comfortable. We can also talk one-on-one if you are looking for further help. Let’s chat.