We meet so many women who – quite frankly – feel crap. Sorry for use of that word, but you’ll know what we mean. But is it normal to feel like crap?
Many women feel crappy and have felt crappy for a long time. They feel crappy and yet it’s their “normal”. They either just plough on through despite feeling crappy, assuming everyone feels like that. Or they have tried speaking with their GP and been told everything is “normal”.
So what do I mean “feel like crap”? Maybe you recognise yourself in these signs and symptoms?
Signs That You Feel Like Crap
- Stress, depression or short-fuse
- Tiredness or that “can’t be bothered” feeling
- Sleep issues
- Brain fog, memory issues or difficulty concentrating
- Minor tummy troubles like windy pops, constipation, diarrhoea or bloating
- Period problems – heavy or light, irregular/short/long cycles, PMS symptoms
- Food cravings or poor appetite or needing coffee and/or sugar and/or alcohol just to keep going
- Hot flushes
Sometimes these are little niggles or minor unwanted irritations or they can be severe enough to affect your life in some ways. They may be holding you back from living the life you want to live and to feel the way you want to feel.
To Feel Like Crap is the New Normal
We live in a world that moves a million miles an hour. One in which the “cult of busy” is Queen. Is it just me or when I see/meet someone why is one of the first questions they ask “Are you busy?”! Drives me nuts. The implication is that success relates to career and social ambition, rather than physical health, emotional balance and spiritual goals.
It’s personal choice, but I’d rather feel great physically, mentally and emotionally than buy clothes, bags and hairdos and mani/pedis or get a new car or have expensive holidays. Everyone’s circumstances are different, I know, but I’d rather sacrifice the material to have real life balance.
To me, it seems that crappy is the new normal because many of us are on the “busy” treadmill, moving on autopilot and not noticing how crappy we feel. Or maybe we notice and bury it. Sometimes I wonder if we know what it’s like to feel balanced, healthy, energetic and vibrant any more?
Who wouldn’t rather feel fabulous?
Of course, I know that some of us are working through health issues not necessarily related to the cult of busy, but it may be that we can help ourselves by taking the same path out.
From Crappy to Happy (and Healthy)
The journey from crappy to happy is a journey, though. I know in the crazy, modern world another challenge is we want everything now. We want the easy and quick way. The magic pill.
Sorry to be a Party Pooper, but it doesn’t work that way. Supplements, pills and potions can’t magically zap all the ill-effects of a crazy life.
For physical, mental and emotional balance – for hormone balance and fertility – we need an appropriate diet, lifestyle and stress-management mechanisms. We need to nourish ourselves and pamper ourselves And we need to love ourselves enough to do just that. To put ourselves first and I know many women don’t do that.
And self-care is not selfish. Putting others first makes no sense if you’re tired, miserable, physically depleted or sick and emotionally frazzled. That’s the you, you’re putting out into the world..to your partner, family, friends, coworkers, neighbours, everyone.
Everyone’s journey will be different. I’m still on mine. I have learned so much over the past 10 plus years of studying and researching and my own personal health and happiness journey. I’m honoured to help other women through theirs and help them achieve their health goals. And I really love working with Rebecca to help women achieve their health goals.
Get in touch, if you need help on your journey from Crappy to Happy and Healthy.
And YOU are worth it. I know it’s easy to say I can’t afford to do it. I used to say that. Now I know from bitter experience that I cannot afford NOT to look after myself.