Emotions & Chronic Fatigue

When you think about emotions do you find yourself avoiding them?

Do you shudder at the idea of allowing emotions?

Showing emotions, outside of happiness and love, are silently frowned upon by society.

You’re told to woman up, wipe those tears away and get moving like a big girl, and suck it up buttercup.

Our culture taught us that emotions are bad and not to be expressed. Ever.

Tucking away and ignoring your feelings makes your brain and body overfire and overwork.

I want you to know that emotions are perfectly normal human responses to circumstances happening around and inside you and with your thoughts. According to Wikipedia, emotions are biological states associated with the nervous system brought on by neurophysiological changes variously associated with thoughts, feelings, behavioral responses, and a degree of pleasure or displeasure.

Emotions are simply biochemical reactions flowing through your body triggered by a circumstance, thought, feeling or behavior. Their energy is meant to flow through your body.

Emotions can be positive, negative or neutral experiences.

Positive emotions, like love, joy, motivation, are what humans strive for. But your brain tends to point out negative emotions trying to protect you, even if you don’t need rescuing. That’s what the human brain does – moves away from discomfort to seek pleasure.

Negative emotions can be uncomfortable, especially those held onto for a long time. Emotional pain and suffering are the result of holding onto unprocessed emotions.

Unprocessed emotions disrupt the healing state of your body resulting in a stalled recovery.

The good news is that despite the discomfort of some emotions, you can handle processing them. Your body is designed to handle them, just like your body is designed to heal.

Your thoughts create feelings that drive action that create your result.

If you’re thinking you’re not worthy because of chronic fatigue then you might be feeling inadequate. Inadequacy drives you to think more negatively about yourself, withdraw and isolate yourself. Beating yourself up, withdrawing and isolating are causing your nervous system to overwork and feel even more fatigued.

Wouldn’t you rather think that chronic fatigue is reminding you to slow down? That thought creates the feeling of self compassion. When you feel compassion for yourself then you take care of you by resting, slowing down, breathing, meditating, and eating supportive foods. As a result, you give yourself and your body exactly what it needs while supporting an inner healing state.

Stop ignoring and reacting to your emotions!

Get curious about what you’re feeling instead of deciding it’s harmful and dismissing it.  

Get curious where you feel sensations in your body.

Are those sensations fast, slow? Hot, cold? Tingly, dull? Tight, loose?

Do you notice a color or shape?

Practice watching your emotions as if you’re sitting next to yourself.

Soon those sensations will dissolve away, just like they’re supposed to, and you’ll feel better.

Emotional wellbeing is a necessity to recovering from chronic fatigue. Understanding, processing, accepting, and allowing emotions equate emotional wellness. Emotional wellness is a required ingredient to getting your body back into a healing state so you recover from chronic fatigue.

The Reset for Recovery program is about creating intentional thoughts and feelings that support chronic fatigue, along with supportive tools and tactics. Together we reset your nervous system from a tired yet wired state to a calm and healing state. CLICK HERE to book a free mini coaching session where we talk about where you are in your healing journey, where you want to be, and how the Reset for Recovery one-to-one coaching program supports you.

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