Last reply 2 months ago
Feeling emotional

Hi friends! I’m feeling extra emotional today and wanted to post, maybe looking for support and always suggestions. Today having severe bout of TIRED. I’m always dizzy, more when tired. Yesterday and past week I really pushed myself I think because I was feeling ok and wen I’m feeling ok I want to do extra because I never know if I will keep feeling ok. I’m not sure if I have exacerbated something now my vision is a touch blurry. Maybe when I’m feeling well I need to learn better to pace myself. I’m just sad to know I can’t predict my days and I look ok so no one really understands how tired and worn out I feel. I’m not like everyone else I have no stamina no energy and if I do, which is rare, I dare not use it. Sometimes I wonder ow long I can keep working full time, I need to make it to retirement. Well as u can tell there is much on my mind. I suppose the emotional state I’m in is not unusual. I thank you for listening and welcome any words of wisdom.

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stumbler
2 months ago

@angieh, you’re trying to force yourself into a never-ending spiral. Just accept that you’ve overdone it, put your feet up and rest. Your body is showing a desire for recovery.

Yes, we haven’t got the staying power that we once had, so we need to acknowledge our limits and work within them. This is very much a balancing act and we know what happens if we fall off.

Don’t beat yourself up about what happened. Treat it as a learning exercise. Everyone ages and has to adapt. We just have to try a bit harder as we evolve to survive. 😉


rivka
2 months ago

For a while I would overdo on good days, thinking I should keep pushing since I never knew when the bad days would hit. But then I realized I was oh-for-2; both the good days and the bad days ultimately became bad days either way.
So what has helped me is to try to savor good days but not to do more on those days, just enjoy the feeling of a little less fatigue and a little less dizziness, then when the bad days hit, just embrace them, too, and do less.
Hope this helps.


leighlincoln
2 months ago

I don’t know if anybody else has read The Spoon Theory. I can’t explain it but to me it means when I have fatigue I rest and when I don’t I save my energy for when I need it. You may be able to find it in your Search Engine. Hope you all feel a lot better soon .


mamawals
2 months ago

I have no words of wisdom but I think I. understand how you feel. I’ve lived my whole life pushing myself and I’m really struggling to not do that anymore. But as you said, if you push too hard you end up paying for it. It’s so frustrating!


stumbler
2 months ago

Here’s a link to the “Spoon Theory” mentioned by @leighlincoln above :-

https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/


leighlincoln
2 months ago

thanks for posting. I’m across the water and too late for me to start being organised today lol. I recommend this to everybody as it explains so much .

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