Difficult Mornings with Hypothyroidism

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Today was a difficult morning.

It’s not unusual – most mornings with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue are difficult. I almost didn’t get out of bed due to being very fatigued and in muscle pain because I visited family yesterday for a cup of tea and then stayed up until 11pm. It’s crazy that we ‘pay’ for doing something so minor to others.

But I’m dressed and off to work. 

Every step I made this morning that lead to me leaving the house, I could’ve said ‘nah’ to and gone back to bed – turning the alarm off snooze, getting out of bed, having a shower, getting dressed, applying a small amount of makeup, making up my lunch and finally, putting my shoes on and heading out the door.

Thyroid patients are more resilient than they often realise and, today, I’m trying to be kinder to myself. I’m trying to feel proud of doing what others just do without an issue.

The fact we get out of bed is an accomplishment. And if you don’t feel up to that today, then that’s ok too.

Mornings are the worst.

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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Rachel Hill, Thyroid Patient Advocate, blogger and author, has Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites and has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and also contributed the foreword to Emily Kyle’s The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook.

One thought on “Difficult Mornings with Hypothyroidism

  1. You should definitely be very proud, not just of getting up this morning and going about your day but of realising the need to be kinder to yourself! I often tell others that just doing one small thing is a big achievement and that if you don’t feel up to doing anything then that’s okay too, but it’s easier said than done. We can be very hard on yourselves. Great post, and that’s such a cute top! 🙂
    Caz x

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