Why I’m Always Tired

Tired all the time
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Don’t mean to sound ungrateful,
But I’m exhausted every morning.
Even after a good night’s sleep
On a soft, warm bed.

The reasons for my fatigue are quite a few;
Where do I even begin?
First, there’s the chronic anxiety
It crushes my spirit and body,
Giving me severe body ache
As if I were run over by a train.

Then there’s the mental exhaustion of depression
Which makes the simplest tasks oh so hard.
The disease kills my appetite and robs my peace of mind
All the stress it causes is enough to end a life.

And of course, that’s not all.
Antidepressants have nasty side effects
Like serious fatigue and drowsiness…
Leaving me highly depleted.

When each day brings with it waves of weariness
Is it any wonder I struggle to function?
If only more people understood
That I have limited energy
And I am not lazy or entitled
The only thing I am is bloody tired.

PS I am often in the ‘always tired and have no energy’ state. One thing that helps me get through such times is a good cup of coffee. And naps whenever I feel too tired to function.


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