Have you ever noticed how sometimes when we are in a certain place emotionally, something will appear - a song, an article? I read recently
in a major newspaper article about the level of burnout among the employed in
America - long hours, and often sadly too little appreciation or respect. An interesting part is that those companies who do show more respect and appreciation toward their employees, tend to be far more successful companies in the long run, and employ healthier people who enjoy going to work and contributing.
Then I watched an interview on a “Back the Future” DVD with Michael J. Fox, who as many know, developed Parkinson's. I was surprised when, as a young and clearly very energetic and healthy Michael, he spoke about having to do that movie while also filming the TV show “Family Ties.” Basically he was working two jobs and was getting very little sleep. He did love it but some asked him at the time, 'How do you do it?'
I feel after having experienced CFS first hand that mine came about in large part by not paying enough attention to my own needs. I should have respected what I needed for self care rather than fearing to offend others by not doing what was expected of me, plus years of stress in business and in my personal life.
Our bodies are vulnerable, as shown in our cases with CFS and other illness, just as Michael J. Fox's body finally said 'enough'. No one’s body can endure years of stress, perhaps not sleeping that well or not enough, perhaps not eating that well or unhealthy foods.
I know from resting more, trying not to take on more than I can handle, that this has a huge positive effect for me. I am looking toward recovery, however far that path will take me. I am determined to become more well.
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