- Tiredness robs you of the ability to achieve
- Tiredness robs you of the ability to perceive what you have achieved
- Tiredness makes everything feel bigger
- Tiredness can turn you into someone you don’t want to be
- Tiredness sensitises you to light, sound, and other external factors
- Tiredness sensitises you to sadness, frustration, and other internal factors
- Tiredness is difficult to explain to someone who doesn’t tire easily
- Tiredness makes it difficult to communicate in general
- Tiredness unravels your defences
- Tiredness can get so bad that rest feels impossible
Okay, nothing ground breaking here. But sometimes I feel it’s helpful to remember that tiredness has an influence. Sometimes it’s helpful to see the obvious, to say – that’s the tiredness talking. A little re-arranging of perspective becomes necessary. And although my view is intimate and more extreme due to CFS/ME, I believe tiredness is increasingly common for everyone in a culture that prizes busy-ness and success. We try to fit so much in to our days, and then berate ourselves for not fitting in more. We feel we’ve done nothing, managed nothing, except make ourselves more tired.
It’s a tired world.
On a slightly related topic, I’ve been included in the 100 Best Sites for Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Information at http://www.b12patch.com. Not sure if I really qualify as it’s not the primary topic of this blog, but thanks to whoever recommended me!
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