More and more women are suffering from adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia or even chronic fatigue syndrome. But God did not create us to live life exhausted!
There actually is a syndrome now called Worn Out Woman. You can read more about it and take the quiz in an excellent book of the same name by Alice Gray.
The causes of this syndrome are many, but stress does play a major role. As we are all acutely aware, modern day stressors include bad habits, negative thinking and toxic people. We may be aware of the problems, but not know how to fix them. When evaluating if you are a worn out woman, it is important to think about how you got there in the first place. Things to consider are your basic temperament, the people in your life and what happened to you in your past.
Among the things we can control are lifestyle habits such as poor nutrition, poor sleep hygiene, lack of exercise, as well as our thoughts, messages and decisions we make. The bible says, “Be careful how you think. Your life is shaped by your thoughts.” Proverbs 4:23.
We may not always be able to control the people in our life, but we can improve and enhance our people skills. Everyone can learn better boundaries and communication.
But maybe you know all these things but are too tired to put solutions in place. This could be the case for several reasons. Maybe your thyroid is low, your vitamin D is deficient or your neurotransmitters are off. Are you suffering from depression?
Whatever the case, we don’t have to settle for a life of fatigue. The most important thing to realize is that there are solutions. God has a better plan for you – a plan for abundant health.
If you are a Worn Out Woman or you know one (and we all do), come gather with other women as Stephanie Ellis Ecke, also known as The Trauma Queen, and myself present an experiential workshop “From Worn Out to Well: Women’s Wellness Connection”, on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Summit Christian Center. We’ll learn, have some fun and leave more refreshed!