I Need to Tell You Something September 17, 2017 – Posted in: Blog
I am completely and utterly…
GRATEFUL TO YOU.
This last week has been a physical, emotional and mental rollercoaster for the entire state of Florida. There have been so many ups and downs of emotions, I think we’ve maxxed out the allowance on theme parks. As Eric fixes the fence along with two incredible neighbors (we really, really have the best neighbors), I have to tell you how grateful I am for your messages of support.
I promise to respond to each of you individually. If you have emailed about an order, I will absolutely be responding ASAP, and please know that you’re not being disregarded in any way. I have MAJOR guilt when it comes to not responding as speedily as possible, but the fact is, there is a reason.
All of my girlfriends and I have been questioning the exhaustion, the depletion, and overall brain fog which is happening. It turns out, there’s an actual explanation. This post from the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce sums it up. It will explain it to you better than I can right now, because I’m unpacking all of the hurricane supplies to only be re-organizing and repacking now that we have another beast brewing in the Atlantic, by the name of Hurricane Maria.
A post hurricane health tip: While most of our homes here in Florida were spared, our Adrenal Glands were not. Your Adrenals are responsible for regulating stress in your body, and needless to say they’ve been working overtime this past week. From the Weather Channel telling us repeatedly that we were going to lose everything and possibly die, to all the prepping, packing, and then un-prepping and unpacking. I think we can all agree that this has been a mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting experience. Many of us will experience some form of Adrenal Fatigue in the coming weeks as your Adrenals need some time to recover. You could feel some of the following symptoms: more fatigued then normal, more emotional, less ability to handle stress, have low back pain, hormonal imbalance, restless sleep, low sex drive, dizziness, and have less strength and stamina physically. So here are a few tips for getting your Adrenals to bounce back relatively quickly:
1. Sleep: You should be more tired then normal. Let your body sleep in. I know this is not easy right now for the many people that don’t have power. But keep this in mind for the rest of the month. Don’t set an alarm if you don’t have to. Go to bed early. Take naps if you are tired in the afternoon. Rest.
2. Go easy with your workouts: Many of us fitness nuts are eager to get back to our regular workout routine. However, you may find that your not quite as strong or fast as you use to be. This is not the time to try and push through and reach new gains. Workout, but be gentle with yourself at the same time. Lift lighter, run slower, do more yoga.
3. Release the Emotional Trauma: Let’s not ignore the fact that we all thought our town was going to be destroyed. We contemplated losing everything. That’s some trauma right there, and it needs to be processed not ignored. Cry, journal, meditate, get energy work done, etc….. Don’t just jump back into life like everything is normal, it’s not. Let yourself heal.
4. Take supplements: For extra Adrenal support and healing consider taking some Adaptogen Herbs, Pantothenic Acid (B-5), and a little B-12. They’ll help your Adrenals recover.
Ignoring symptoms and just pushing through will only make you more exhausted in the long run. I’ve seen this time and time again. When you go through a stressful incident or experience trauma you need to let yourself heal and recover. Take the time to rest now and we’ll all be stronger and more vital in the coming weeks.
Take care of yourself.
We are all once again crossing our fingers, toes, and anything else that can be crossed in hopes that she will not only miss Florida and the Eastern Seaboard, but the also the Caribbean which has already been devastated by Hurricane Irma.
As we go through this unprecedented hurricane season, I just wanted you to know once again, I’m so grateful for your emails, Facebook messages, Instagram messages, and texts. I truly do not want you to feel ignored, and know that you are my first priority as family, friends, and clients.