Pushing Through When You Have No Energy Left

A chronic illness will drag you down. At times, you feel like a walking zombie. You have to force yourself to get out of bed and accomplish a task. It can be extremely difficult to run on no energy. Pushing through when you have no energy left is the only choice you have.

  • Getting through a day when you have no energy

When you have zero energy your body can feel like it’s completely holding you back. It’s almost impossible to get anything accomplished. What I like to do is the spoon theory. The spoon theory is a way to save energy. Each spoon represents a unit of energy and you can only use those amount of spoons for each day. If you run out, you can borrow one from another day. This really helps when it comes saving your energy and not over working yourself.

  • Don’t be afraid to take breaks

Don’t forget to take little breaks throughout the day. This will help you from not over doing it. I was afraid to take breaks in front of people for the longest time, because I tried to keep up with them. I’ve learned I cant keep up with everyone, and that’s okay. They don’t have a constant war going on in their body, you do. There’s nothing wrong with pacing yourself and taking care of your body. When you need to take a break, take a break.

  • Find motivation or inspiration to get you through the day.

When you are exhausted and hurting and you feel like you just need to give up, find motivation to keep you going. Find something or someone to inspire you. It could be your mom, a friend, a Quote, or a video; whatever you find that inspires you, let that motivation drive you. Don’t give up, and keep pushing forward. You’ve got this. ♡

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2 comments

  1. I have my energy first thing so i do all i need to when i get up. My worse time is the afternoon after lunch. I have to really push myself to do anything, so i do small things like i will take the rollator and dog to the rubbish area and get rid of my recycling, and at 5pm i go out the back where i live and play with my dog with her ball. Its exhausting. But i push through so that she can have some fun. I do get up early and take her for a walk on my scooter.

    In the morning i have a routine to get up off my recliner to do a small task.

    I am suffering with PPMS now and its hard slog. I do try to push through but sometimes i just dont have the energy and if i do it too much it can make me worse. But i do try. x

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