Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It is Not Procrastination It’s MS Fatigue

I feel tired all the time more so when I think of all I have to do such as housework, studying for class, preparing for meetings, etc. There are days I can stay in bed all day and not move unless I have to go to the bathroom. When I feel like that and do it, my mind does not let me rest because I am thinking about what I have on my plate to do.

I am one of those types of people that hate to be late or unprepared for anything. I would be in bed feeling guilty about not completing a task and possibly not being prepared for a meeting or test. At one time, I convinced myself that I was a procrastinator.

I complete my tasks and meet deadlines, therefore, I stopped feeling guilty when my body wants to rest. I stopped feeling guilty when I pace to do my housework and I cannot complete it all in one day. I stopped feeling guilty when I have days or weeks before a test or meeting to prepare, but wait close to the day of to start preparation. Pacing and resting when my body tells me is what matters and what is important.

It is not Procrastination It’s MS Fatigue...bite me!


Denver Refashionista said...

I can really relate. I try to balance the activity with the rest. I sometimes still have the guilt but I'm getting better about that by balancing activity with rest. Sometimes I feel like I could sleep for a week. On Saturday night I slept like 12 hours,got up did a few things and then took a nap for 21/2hours. 4 hours after that I went back to bed and slept until morning.

www.ConquerMS.com said...

Don't ever beat yourself up because of the fatique. Hey it's normal, I've had days when I don't get dressed too.


Blinders Off said...


I use to think I was abnormal sleeping like that. Now I just roll with it when my body wants to sleep.

Blinders Off said...


I no longer beat myself up when fatigue hit me like that. There are many days I don't want to get dress, but I force myself to go through the motion. Which is taking a shower and putting on a new set of lounging clothes :)

If I don't force myself to do that depression sneaks up on me quick.