When we are in a Narcissistic relationship, we are not aware of the constant state of stress that our bodies are in. We also are not aware of what that constant state of stress does to our bodies. Narcissists will leave you feeling utterly exhausted.
Narcissists work overtime in trying to break you. They want that power and control over you. They utilize every method necessary to achieve their goal. To destroy your soul. You work equally as hard to keep up with pleasing them. You are constantly on alert.
Then, when the discard occurs or you find the strength to walk away, you are left completely drained. This, my friends, is why you’re so exhausted.
Why you’re so exhausted
Your constant state of hypervigilance keeps your entire system going on high. You walk on eggshells all the time. Your emotions are on heightened alert. And so is your body. You are in a constant fight-or-flight state.
Then, when the Narcissist discards you or you find the strength to walk away, you come crashing down. The entire time you were on a heightened alert, your body and your emotions were working overtime. Your adrenal glands begin to suffer.
“This forces your adrenal glands to pump out cortisol at high levels. Not only does this often cause an unsightly pudge over time, it also causes your adrenal glands to go into overload to the point that they simply can’t keep up any more. When this happens, your ability to tolerate stress is severely lowered. This causes you to experience fatigue and exhaustion, which are enhanced by the inability to sleep through the night.”
What you can do to heal
The at-home measure you can take to begin healing is meditation. There are a lot of guided meditations out there. They help you focus a bit more if you are unfamiliar with the process. I have always loved the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shoreline. I have found some great Youtube videos with just the sound of the waves. Close your eyes and let the sound ease your tension away.
If you find that you need medical intervention to help your body heal, talk with your doctor. A doctor will be able to guide you towards what is right for you.
Narcissists want to break you. They keep you on your toes all the time because that way, your defenses will be down, sort to speak. You won’t have the will to stand up to them. They keep you “running ragged” to drain you emotionally and physically.
Have you felt completely drained and exhausted from being in a narcissistic relationship? Comment below. And as always, I appreciate you for sharing your stories with me.
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