Hit fatigue head on. The first step is to relax your mind. Body-Mind activities like yoga or meditation reduce fatigue by helping you focus on relaxation and releasing the toxins from your body.
Let out what's on your mind. Anxiety, fear and stress can add to fatigue. Finding a trusted source of support or using your employer's Employee Assistance Program (an EAP), can assist you with those things that might be troubling you or adding to your stress level, in turn causing you fatigue.
Stay active, keep your body moving. You may not feel like keeping your body in motion, but exercise and having muscle movement can boost your energy. Take a walk or other moderate activity, even if it's 10 minutes a couple of times a day. You will feel the benefits.
Take it easy on yourself. Make a list of the task you want to complete today, and what you can put off till tomorrow. Spread activities throughout the day, remember you can say 'no' to avoid over committing and adding additional stress to yourself and others. And, ask for help from others when appropriate, you will find the support you need.
Keep yourself well hydrated. Dehydration is one of the biggest symptoms of fatigue. Keep water close by all day long, to avoid becoming dehydrated. Add sliced cucumbers, grapefruit, lemon, orange, or lime, as an alternative to drinking plain water all day. Consider making a pitcher full of water with a combination of the previously mentioned ingredients, to have it readily available. Ice pops, low-sodium soups, sugar-free gelatin, and the water in fruits and vegetables have the same value.
Pack a snack, or two, or three. You need to replenish calories all day long to maintain focus and energy. Nuts and dried fruits are the popular choices. Keep a jar of natural peanut butter in your desk and snack on a few teaspoons throughout the day; this can give you just the boost you need.
Get your ZZZ's. A good night’s sleep will reduce future signs of fatigue. Reading or working in bed can leave you going to sleep with a lot on your mind, and could result in a restless night. Turn off the TV at bedtime. Now is a good time to meditate or journal to release the day's activities.
Fatigue can have many adverse effects on your over wellbeing. Pay attention to the signs, in addition to affecting you and your health, it can touch your personal and professional life including your productivity.
Have a great weekend, keep on the move, and hit fatigue head on for a happier, healthier YOU! Everyone benefits from getting to the HEART of what matters! Please like and share this post!
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