I was so tired.
I hadn’t even been awake for 3 minutes and all I wanted to do is go back to sleep and find the “skip” or “fast forward” buttons for the day.
But I didn’t have a choice. No matter how tired I was, I had to start my day. I had to be a grown-up. I had to adult. Days transformed into weeks and months… (read more below)
I was a young mom with an 18-month-old toddler who hadn’t slept through the night since he was born. In fact, he would usually wake up at least 4-6 times, needing help to go back to sleep, EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Sometimes even up to 10 times a night.
Sleeping only 2-3 hours at a time, at the most, when you are SO tired is like torture.
Especially when there are absolutely NO SIGNS that this is going to get better any time soon.
I read ALL the books, listened to ALL the podcasts, and sought ALL the advice I could get my hands on.
Only to get MORE of the SAME.
I was a mixture of exhausted, discouraged, hopeless, helpless, resigned at times, irritable, resentful, bitter, and desperate….
My fatigue was not only physical, but also mental and emotional.
>>>>>>>> The worse factor was NOT my BABY, it was the VICTIM MENTALITY. <<<<<<<<
Now over a year later, NOTHING HAS CHANGED with my son sleep-wise. He still wakes up an average of 4-6 times a night, needing my help.
★★★ But my ENERGY LEVELS have gone from 1/10 to 7/10. ★★★
And I have NOT CHANGED anything with my FOOD, overall DIET, or BEDTIME. I have NOT ADDED a single SUPPLEMENT.
★★★ The ONE & ONLY THING I did was stepping out of the victim mentality. ★★★
Every day, I would wake up feeling miserable. I would count the number of times he woke me up and tell myself “I can’t believe he woke me up 7 times last night”. I would tell myself “I’m so tired, I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the day”. I would tell myself “Why is this happening to me? What am I doing wrong? What is wrong with this kid?”
I almost had a VICTIM MENTALITY stamp on my forehead because that’s how I operated.
I decided that even though I had no power over my son’s sleep, I had the POWER to CHANGE my MIND and my THOUGHTS.
★★★ I decided to no longer count the number of times he would wake up. I decided to start my day telling me things that I needed to hear. “It’s a brand new day, I’m so grateful to be waking up by my son’s side this morning”, “It’s going to be okay, I know I can do this”, “I’ll do the best that I can today and it’s enough”. ★★★
Pretty quickly, things STARTED SHIFTING in a BIG WAY.
>>>>>>>> You CANNOT always CONTROL the ROOT CAUSE of your issues, but you can certainly try to NOT SOAK that ROOT in poisonous chemicals (negative thoughts and emotions) and instead add nutrients (positive thoughts and emotions) that will help you feel MORE NOURISHED.
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I’m Aglaée Jacob (feel free to call me AJ) and I’m a non-diet dietitian, heart & soul nutritionist, and self-love guide. I’m the founder of Radicata Nutrition, which was inspired by one of my favorite words: roots (Radicata is Latin for roots). <3
I help women who feel crazy and out of control with food go to the ROOTS of their food + health issues so they feel NOURISHED in their mind, heart, and soul and can finally find PEACE and FREEDOM with food, their body, and their life.
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