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Spiritual Exhaustion

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Samantha Rinne, Apr 14, 2019 at 12:15 AM.

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  1. Too many different directions

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  2. Not enough personal time

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  3. Not enough rest

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  4. Exhausted with life itself

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  5. Just getting older?

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  1. Samantha Rinne

    Samantha Rinne Active Member

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    Over the last five years, I've kinda gradually run out of energy.

    Five years ago, I was working at Amazon and literally walking like 10 miles a day.
    Four years ago, I was working in Walmart and all around the store even though mainly I had to sell electronics.
    Three years ago, working at a library about three times a week.
    This year, I'm mainly trying to finish a book, and self-employed about once a week for a lady, teaching her to use a computer.

    Yeah, I don't get as much exercise. But I'm so tired out that it feels difficult to do so anyway.
    Yeah, I don't sleep normally either.
    Yeah, I have some hobbies. Working on games, art, writing, and teaching.
    And I believe in giving back through creating stuff.
    But it feels like even though I'm only in my late thirties, I feel as exhausted as someone about 50+. I suppose the political climate and the feeling nothing makes sense anymore doesn't help. I'm not suicidal, but not exactly energetic either.

    It's literally like I got bad chi or blocked chakras or something.
     
  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Have you had a doctor look for something physical going on outside of getting older?
     
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    Unless you do a lot of physical work, in your 30s you need to start working out if you want to feel energetic and healthy. Walking is a start, but probably not enough. Going to the doc for a check up is a good idea so you know it isn't something else. If everything's fine you can feel even better than in your 20s once you get a good training regime in, just ease into it... About the chi thing, the martial arts talk about it following the blood, so if you don't get enough exercise you won't be able to do much explosive movements.
     
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    Could just be age. Could just be vitamin deficiency. Could be hypothyroid. I would suggest talking to your Doctor or finding an Endocrinologist and having some tests run.

    I had similar symptoms and just blamed it on getting older. When I got to the point I was only able to be awake for 2-3 hours before needing a 2-3 hour nap everyday. I finally went to the doctor. Turns out I wasn't getting old and lazy. I have an auto-immune disease trying to kill me yay! Was able to get medicine and life improved dramatically.

    Hope you figure it out!
     
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  5. Samantha Rinne

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    Well, I haven't any money for the doctor since the "Bronze" plan on a private deal cost $450 a month after "affordable" healthcare started, and call me stubborn, but that sounds an awful lot like someone trying to get me to pay the government for their public plan. Also probably couldn't afford that, because I'm now self-employed (and I don't accept free government insurance anyway when other ppl are paying $450 for bottom rung insurance). I can probably pin down the issues though.

    Things I know or suspect about myself:
    -I probably have low iron
    -I've been bitten by a few ticks over the years
    -I have depression
    -I probably have a mild amount of pre-diabetes (not on insulin, managing through diet, if I eat sugary stuff I do crash later)
    -I eat salty foods
    -Probably don't get enough iodine either

    I have several theories but no idea what I'd consider main ailment.

    I think I've felt drained even when I'm eating lower salt and more fruits and veggies (not a total junk food eater), so I'm gonna put sugar and salt in secondary causes. Oh yeah, I don't live near a fast food place, don't drink soda or beer, so rule that stuff out. I do like ramen though.

    I don't think the problem is physical (though some causes may be), though. To me it feels like a sort of pervasive world-weariness that I can't shake.
     
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    I think Exercise. Sleep, and Diet are the three major important things for good health.
    I walk about 1 mile twice a day. Also, I try never to sit in one place for too long. I get up, walk about, and do some stretches.
    If you go to bed early (or when the sun goes down), then it's easy to get up when the sun rises and matches natural circadian rhythms better. It can take a bit to figure out your best rhythm.
    Diet is the trickiest thing to do, but I eat a wide variety of things and never follow health fads (health fads are free to follow me if they think they are smart). I'll take vitamin supplements occasionally, but never regularly, because most nutrition should almost always come from real food. Diet is so complex that no one has it figured out, not even nutrition experts. The right sorts of scientific studies aren't even properly there when it comes to the majority of scientific diet information. The best advice is still what has always been common sense: avoid the junk foods.

    Spiritually, things are interesting in many ways, but I think the best thing is to focus on paying attention to what you are able to intuitively feel about your environment. Sometime location is important in ways you don't immediately understand.
     
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    Are there issues you find yourself worrying about over and over? For me, I'm constantly saddened by the greed that I see in the world. It is hard to keep a good attitude in the face of such a tidal wave of selfishness.
     
  8. Samantha Rinne

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    I wonder if this is it.

    Could Oxygen Be the Solution To Your Extreme Fatigue?

    Low blood oxygen.

    I do have high salt and lowish iron but overall my diet seems healthier than the average (not junk food except like ramen, fruits and veggies, no sodas, rarely eat out). Before I came down with this fatigue, I exercised fairly regularly, and while I may have some diabetic like symptoms I don't exactly run out to the store and by myself sweets.
    Also, there's been weeks where I ate loads of fruits and veggies but still felt the same. The one costant has been a dusty, moldy, and poorly ventilated old house. Also, I felt better for awhile today (we were outside some cuz Palm Sunday).

    I do need to sleep better.
     
  9. ajay0

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    You can take iron rich food and drinks. Lack of iron is usually the culprit for fatigue. Make sure you take iron rich foods with food rich in vitamin c, as vitamin c helps in absorption. Reduction of caffeine and tea/coffee is also essential for better absorption of iron.

    Whenever I feel fatigued and dull-headed, I instinctively check my windows and find them to be closed. Opening up refreshes me a lot tangibly.

    So this can also be the culprit. Poor ventilation which indicates poor flow of oxygen and prana.

    If you stay in the beach for long hours you can find your energy levels improved due to the abundance of prana and fresh air there.

    Sleeping in the open, especially in beaches or elsewhere where you are open to free flow of air, is really rejuvenating as well.
     
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