musing from working warrior alexandria

May 23, 2021

This week was a week more emotionally and mentally exhausting than physically. It was the type of week that left  me feeling down, but I’m hoping this upcoming week will be better. 

I was only in a classroom for a couple days last week, so physically, it wasn’t terrible. I think we are all aware  though that emotional and mental stress can wreak havoc on your body just as bad as physical stress. Especially  when you have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome like I do.  

Between normal work stress, paperwork stress, and other events piling, it created a rough environment. Skin hurting  from allodynia, upset stomach, and heavy fatigue all have been hanging around this week.  

I just cleaned some parts of my home today. It had been a while since I had cleaned last, and that’s something that  can also lead to a depressing thought cycle. I’m hurting from doing that, but I am resting now. Just know that your  worth isn’t found in your productivity according to able bodied standards. You taking care of yourself is a full time  job and is just as productive. 

Would love for you to leave a comment if you can relate! 

CFSWarrior ((Alexandria Brooke Martin)

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  1. Tanya

    I totally agree with the part on your worth not coming from your productivity. I have talked about that a lot on my blog and social media. I also have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I notice that emotional stress has a big impact on my health. Taking care of ourselves is a full-time job. I hope you feel better soon.


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