Brain Injury fatigue can be so discouraging. It can completely inhibit you from doing anything you want to do. It can make you feel isolated and can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression, especially when you know you need to get things done but you lack the energy.
When fatigue hits, I'm so tempted to allow it to take over my entire mood... especially when it lasts for weeks and weeks and months and months (which is common when living with brain injury).
But it's important to remember this:
✨Fatigue is a symptom of my brain injury, and it is NOT a reflection of who I am.
✨Feeling fatigued does not in any way make me an inadequate person, and it does not make me a failure.
✨All it means is that my brain is injured, and it works a little differently now. My brain needs more rest than it used to, and I have to learn how to manage my life differently.
Remind yourself today that your brain injury does NOT define you!! You are MORE than these symptoms and emotions. You are NOT a failure. You are a survivor, which makes you incredible. You CAN do this!! I believe in you!!💚