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Fatigue To Fabulous https://www.facebook.com/groups/fatiguetofabulous
Does anyone else out there set alarms on their phones for everything? My husband asked me last night, “Heather why is your phone always beeping, I thought you turned off your notifications?” I had to tell him that those are notifications of people trying to message me, those are my alarms going off, so I don’t forget to do stuff.
I set alarms for meetings, to remind me of my word of the year, to remind me that I have a tea date, to take food out for dinner, and you name it, if I can set an alarm for it, I do.
Why do we have issues with this brain fog? And why is it showing up more right now?
According to Dr. Lily Brown, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, this may be because our fight or flight is in overdrive lately. When our limbic system is consistently triggered by stressful information or events it overrides the executive functioning part of our brain, which is where rational and clear decision-making occurs. The more that override happens, the more we struggle to focus, motivate, think clearly, or control impulses.
We also see brain fog show up when we're engaging in less physical activity than usual during the day and/or experiencing poor sleep. Both of these deficits also happen to be a result of stress.
I spent most of my career in fight or flight. I had an extremely stressful job, plus add all of the stresses at home. I think I may have been addicted to the adrenaline that was rushing constantly. But guess what? That didn’t just make me sick then, it continues to wreak havoc on my body now, even though I don’t have much stress in my life. I was so hard on my body back then; I am still paying the price now. I have the most sensitive adrenals. One bit of stress, and I mean barely anything, and my adrenals act up. I get middle back pain, and feel exhausted, not just tired.
So, what do I do to combat this brain fog? Well seeing that life is constantly busy, I better remember these things I can do to help my brain.
- Sleep. Getting enough sleep is so important. Rest is when our body does most of its healing. So, getting a good night’s rest can really help my brain fog.
- Balance. I love the book Oola. It reminds me of the 7 F’s to living a balanced life. Am I unbalanced? Too much time spent with work and not enough with friends, faith, fitness, fun?? Time to pay attention or pull out that book again.
- Exercise is great as long as I haven’t gotten myself into full on brain fog, also knows as Adrenal Fatigue. When I am in this mode, I need to rest my poor body. And short slow walks only. It’s time to slow everything down and give my body the time to heal.
- Set those alarms on my phone. Sorry hubby, but if this annoys you, too bad. I am a no problem, powerful woman who does what she says and shows up to meetings and events when she says she is. And so I am not ok forgetting appointments. It is easy and helpful to know my phone has my back.
- Be healthy! Eat well, drink well and of course oil up! There are so many amazing essential oils for this issue that work. Hey, I wouldn’t be the crazy oil lady I am today if it weren’t for me Googling natural support for adrenal fatigue. Make sure you have the right brand of oils, or it will be a big waste of your time. I have an incredible oily routine that works fast when my Adrenals are acting up. And there are some great blends to diffuse while you work, play or sleep that can support that tired brain of yours. Just ask and I’d be happy to share some great tips.
- Boundaries. Say NO! I started saying no to people and things and boy does that ever help! Just make sure you are doing it without any thoughts of feeling bad, or it just won’t work. Making you #1 means, putting you first and your health first…
How do you deal with Brain fog? I’d love to know some of you tips and tricks.
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First of all, what is a Cheerleader?
“an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something”
When we think of a cheerleader we usually think of a sports team, right? Well, what if we thought of it as something we all need in order to live our most Fabulous life?
What if we realized that without a cheerleader we would fall back into our old ways, old thoughts and those monkeys would start to chatter and tell us we aren’t good enough.
And what if we found a way to find cheerleaders who would cheer us on.
Now I am a firm believer in reciprocal relationships so in order to find one you must be one.
I like to practice being a great cheerleader for the people in my life. I love to tell them how great they look, how proud I am of them, how they make me feel or just plain old “love them up.”
It’s easy really. And it feels so good for them, and you.
Now comes the next part that is hard for some of us. What if now we get to sit back and let others love us up. Let them tell us how awesome we are and how great we make them feel. Can you do this? And can you do it without saying things like “thanks, but….” I mean really take what they say and go for gold.
In our lives we look for ways to score, get a touchdown, slam dunk, beat the buzzer, go for the gold medal and we need a cheerleader just like those sports teams. Hey, they wouldn’t succeed if they didn’t have someone cheering them on so how about us?
So now, how do we get cheerleaders. Be A Cheerleader.
Practice complimenting others. Practice being that girl with her pom poms. Write love notes, send inspiring messaged and most of all be that “no problem women”.
And just watch all the pom poms arrive for YOU.
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