Feeling tired all the time can be incredibly frustrating and discouraging. It can make it difficult to get anything done, and even harder to enjoy life. However, don’t worry – there are simple methods you can use to combat fatigue and help you feel more energized. In this post, we’ll discuss a few of them. Read on for helpful tips!
A lot of people experience fatigue. I experience it from time to time. But, there are times when we don’t understand why we feel so stretched thin. Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness that can come on gradually or suddenly. First, let’s recognize what causes fatigue so we know how best to avoid them in future periods when our bodies need more rest than usual.
Fatigue can be caused by several factors
Lack of quality sleep
Most people are familiar with the different phases of sleep: light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. Each of these phases serves a different purpose and helps to support our overall sleep quality. The brain is still functioning and running while we sleep, our bodies must get enough rest to keep up with the demands of daily life. We need six or eight hours of REM (rapid eye movement) stage for this process to occur successfully.
Stress has been linked to a variety of health problems, ranging from the common cold to more serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke. One of the more common symptoms stress brings about is fatigue.
We all experience stress in our lives. It can be at home, work, or even in a relationship. It affects us by raising cortisol levels which leads to decreased energy levels over time. Cortisol increases your threat detection abilities but this comes with an increased risk for mood swings as well.
Illness and Disease
Diseases cause inflammation. Inflammation leads to more diseases, and the cycle continues ad infinitum unless treated or prevented.
When the body is not functioning optimally, it can lead to many different ailments. Our hormones are one of these factors that affect how we feel on a day-to-day basis which means if they’re out of whack then you may experience fatigue and other symptoms. When we’re fighting an illness, our bodies have to work overtime to recover. This can result in an imbalance of our hormones, which can in turn lead to fatigue.
Combat Fatigue Now
Battling fatigue can feel like an uphill battle. But there are many ways to combat it. Here are just a few:
Step Up Your Sleep Routine
Make your sleep a priority by avoiding any activities that will interrupt it. The time you’re in bed should be used for sleeping and nothing else, so try cutting out TV shows or reading before going to rest up at night. Go to bed at a reasonable time and try keeping it between six to seven hours before waking up again so your body can rest properly.
The idea of sleeping in late is intriguing, but it can make you feel tired and unable to recover. I have heard many people say they sleep from 11 PM or 12 MN until four o’clock when their bodies can get up on their own without much trouble then. However, if this happens at night while we’re sleeping, then chances are high that person will not be getting enough quality rest which could lead to chronic illness down the line.
You are likely feeling the stress of your work life weighing on you. Make sure you take small breaks, even if it is for a few minutes. Meditate and do deep breathing exercises or walk around in an office to release pent-up energy when possible. These will help keep feelings like anger under control so they don’t manifest as illness before time runs out.
Break the cycle you’re going through.
It’s really important to consider eating more vegetables. Eating more vegetables and eliminating processed food will have you feeling great. You should also reduce your intake of fried foods as they are not good for our health.
Eliminate foods you don’t recognize the names of. These ingredients cause inflammation in the body and cause the mitochondria to slow down. This will lead to the cells not being able to produce energy.
Listen to your Body
Fatigue can be a major drawback when it comes to productivity and quality of life. If you’re looking at your performance, fatigue can make it harder to do your best at work or when taking care of yourself and others. This constant strain may cause issues that lead back to more stress before too long we find ourselves surrounded by problems rather than enjoying our lives.
Therefore, it’s important to listen to your body and take steps to combat fatigue when you start feeling tired. Your body knows how it is functioning. If you are not feeling up to it, don’t do certain things that will make it worse. Your body is telling you it needs sleep, so make sure to listen. You should avoid sleeping during the day or at work if possible but get an adequate amount each night.
Fatigue can be caused by many different things, both internal and external. However, there are many simple methods you can employ to combat fatigue now. Increasing your sleep quality, taking breaks throughout the day, eating healthier foods, and listening to your body are all great ways to start feeling more energetic immediately. If you’re struggling with fatigue and would like some help implementing these changes, we’d be happy to assist. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for a discovery call – we can work together to create an actionable plan that will help you feel rested and energized once again. Thanks for reading!
If you’re experiencing a myriad of symptoms that may all stem from being fatigued and would like help getting to the bottom of it, we’d be happy to schedule a discovery call with you. During this call, we can discuss your symptoms in more detail and come up with a plan tailored specifically for you.
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