Does this look like you most days? Recently, I got some news from a comprehensive blood test and I wasn’t surprised. My doctor told me I have “Adrenal Fatigue”. Well, yeah, I have been going at it for some time (well maybe it is more like a couple of decades, but isn’t that what I am suppose to do?)
Turns out: “….well, no so much….” So just like you I did some digging, researching and lots of reading and I have educated myself on “Adrenal Fatigue”. Here’s what I have learned; see if you can identify with any of this.
Stress is addictive. Stress is also cumulative!
Have you experienced any of these items over the past decade:
___death of a loved one
___loss of a job
___loss of your home
___constant travel across the international date line
___frequent travel across multiple time zones
The items listed above are the big stressors that take lots of time to regain your own internal balance from.
Here is the list of items that are fairly normal occurrences which when piled up over time without the proper balance to normalcy occurring can put you in Adrenal Fatigue: How many of these have you had over the past couple of years?
___abscessed tooth or dental surgery
___intense physical exertion
___quarrel with a loved one
___pressure in the workplace
___exposure to toxins
These two lists are just a fraction of the items that can lead to Adrenal Fatigue. Fatigue comes from *Small stressors occurring simultaneously and frequently, * when these stressors accumulate over time, & * chronic occurrence.
OK, let’s do a little quiz here.
Do you know where your adrenals are in your body?
The adrenals sit just just atop both of your kidneys. There are two adrenal glands. The adrenals are protected by your rib cage and are located in your lower back area.
Do you know what they are for (in other words their function)?
The adrenals help your body deal with stress from injury, disease, work problems, relationship issues and the like. They regulate your hormones. The hormones they regulate are Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, DHEA, Pregnenolone,Progesterone, Estrogeones, Testosterones, Androstenedione, Crotisol, Aldosterone. All big words for sure and each of these in turn has a specific action. If you are really interested in reading up on this I can highly recommend: “Adrenal Fatigue” by James L. Wilson, ND, PhD.
The good news about all of this is that Y-O-U can reverse this fatigue!
Here is some of the most empowering words I have ever read:
You do not have to give our power to someone else in the hope that they know what to do for you!
Here’s my take on this:
Recovery comes from Y-O-U taking your life back and Y-O-U making the choices, the decisions. Y- O- U design your own recovery, you implement your recovery, you adjust your recovery and you get the immediate benefits from your choices and actions!
Here are 7 steps to making a recovery plan for yourself. You must know the answers to these 7 questions before you can design a program.
1. How do I spend the energy that is available to me each day?
2. How do I conserve my energy?
3. How do I create my energy?
4. What do I eat?
5. What do I drink?
6. What thoughts feed my mind daily?
7. What beliefs do I base my life on?
Did it every occur to you that what you put in is what you get back? It’s that old saying; “garbage in = garbage out” only in this case “Adrenal Fatigue” is what comes out.
Over the next several posts, I want to educate you on this topic and how it reeks havoc in the lives of Women-In-Business!