The Stories We Tell Ourselves
I've been sharing a lot about thyroid lately but really this can apply to any season of life.
There’s tired and then there’s tiiiiiiirrrred.
It’s a different kind of tired.
Like your soul is exhausted.
Like your entire body is screaming for rest.
No matter how much you sleep, it still isn’t enough.
Everything in you is just fighting an uphill battle.
…and then that becomes your story.
…or at least, it became my story.
I remember when I made the realization that it was indeed just that.
A story that I kept repeating over and over to myself.
I’m so tired.
I’m so tired of being tired.
I don’t know if you’ve ever said those things to yourself.
But when your thyroid isn’t functioning properly or medication not up to par, it’s something that was on repeat.
I mean, that’s how I felt.
BUT!! One day, I caught myself…”gosh, I’m so tired….wait a minute…I’m not tired. Why am I saying that?”
It had become so ingrained in me and that’s what my body responded too.
And when I told myself I wasn’t tired, my body opened up. I had a different physical response.
I was met with energy and a verve for life again.
The language I was continually telling myself became my story.
Yes, I had been tired.
Yes, my body was screaming for rest.
All of those things were true at one point.
But my brain didn’t let go of that story.
Thyroid issues or not, awareness is crucial, especially when we’re not feeling well or feel something is off.
Thyroid levels may not stay linear forever. So when they fluctuate and some of those symptoms come back, that story can come creeping back up again.
The same can be said about life in general.
Telling ourselves that this (whatever experience you may be going through) is only temporary and this isn’t how life is going to be forever can help navigate those stories popping up.
What stories do you keep saying to yourself that might be holding you back?
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