Can you recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ ME?
Yes, I believe that you can.
The most positive way that you can manage and overcome Chronic Fatigue / ME is by using it as a wakeup call.
It may be a personal re-evaluation of what you want from your life and how to achieve those aims is required. For several years I was able to master the ‘physical’ aspect of burnout; I could regain my energy, but it became difficult to stay on track because life continued, and I was always trying to ‘catch up’.
I believe that it’s the constant thinking (e.g. I can’t keep doing this, I can’t keep doing these hours, I should be grateful to have a job in this economy, etc.,) coupled with the drive to ‘fix’ a problem, which puts you into a low energy state ..once there you often feel like a fly on a spider web, struggling to break free.
How to recover from Burnout?
The problem as I see it, is that the fast-paced lives we live today often create heightened amounts of stress hormones, giving us the same physical feelings that we experience during the “fight or flight” reaction, because stress is a fear/danger-based reaction. If stress (thinking) feelings continue, we can end up living in a “personal field of stress”, and create the perceived need for ‘stress management.’
Stress management – options and strategies
Commonly, ‘solutions’ to enable you to manage your stress include making changes to the stress-inducing parts of your life, such as talking to your manager about workload or changing your job, or adopting a healthier lifestyle, such as getting more hours of quality sleep, relaxing more by getting a massage, taking time off and learning to meditate, etc.
Do they work?
Some do! But old habits can slowly recur and such solutions can fail to deliver a long term fix, because if you do not fully understand how stress and stressful thoughts led you to burn out originally, history could repeat itself. But it’s not all bad news! This is one way that a burnout can actually have an upside – use the experience to know what to look for, and know how to avoid it!
Can YOU recover from Chronic Fatigue / Burnout / ME?
Yes! You can get your energy back, live life to the full and be happy again. I did, and if I did so can you! Find out ‘How to recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ below…
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR A HEALTHY BODY AND MIND
When you become embroiled in extreme stress and burnout, one of the biggest difficulties is that is that on the surface you appear to be ‘normal’, healthy and well.
Loaded popular beliefs that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) does not exist, along with labels such such as hypochondriac, attention seeker or lazy, do little to resolve the emotional conflict of this crippling disease.
What I know for sure is that there are things that you can do… I know this to be true because I had to find and do them myself.I wrote this book because I burned out 3 times. Frantically chasing a solution for my problems made things even worse. But after many long years I found a solution which is the exact opposite of frantic…