The dictionary says that fatigued means: tired; wearied. The definition of tired is: exhausted, as by exertion; fatigued or sleepy. So how do we know when we are tired, fatigued or chronically fatigued?
We all know that when we live with an autoimmune disorder that one of the symptoms is exhaustion or fatigue. Over the years I have been able to combat it by having a set routine. My days and weekends are pretty much all the same. If something new gets thrown into the pot, then I become very tired.
Do you ever find yourself so tired that all you want to do is cry? When I get exhausted to the point of tears then I know there is nothing else I can do but sleep. Having a routine is very important to me. I have found that I don't run out of energy as easily if I stick to a regimen.