Fatigue snuck into my life two years ago and knocked me down, hard. I used to wake up with endless energy and annoy the people around me with my vibrance and gusto for life (without coffee). All of the sudden I got slammed with fatigue and I was instantly determined to fight against it; to not let it win. Ha! The harder I fought, the more it flattened me. I was trapped in the cycle of perfectionism; striving tirelessly to be the perfect sister, employee, aunt, daughter, friend, student, Nutritionist and at the time, girlfriend. I wanted to be everything for everyone. I was allowing my value and self worth to be determined by things outside of me. I forgot to fill my own cup and continuously put myself dead last. Yes, I ate well and exercised, but as we well know, health is so much more than that. I was exhausted, stressed out of my mind and overwhelmed. I had it all backwards. I was forced to surrender, lean into rest and listen to what it came to teach me. Sitting with myself was not easy, but I started saying no and letting go of anything and anyone that no longer served me. I started tuning in and saying yes to what truly felt right in my heart. I was greatly humbled. I slowed down my journey and began to process things more fully and deeply. I allowed for a lot more quiet and down time and stared to really trust the process. To trust God. Fatigue taught me a lot of things and seemingly took away more than I wanted at times, but the fruits of it have been life changing.
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