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. ♡

11 thoughts on “Pushing Through When You Have No Energy Left”

  1. Some days are one step at a time! So very true.
    Love you, Aunt Sue

  2. Such a spot-on post. I find most of my days are like this with fibromyalgia/ME and it’s exhausting being exhausted. You’ve made some really good points, and taking breaks can definitely help. I’ve been getting better at doing that (and not feeling so guilty about). xx

  3. I am so sorry for being this late. This was a powerful and amazing post with great advice! Thank you so much Makenzie! I hope your weekend has been nice and pleasant!

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