3 Ways to Make Fatigue a Thing of the Past
By Genevieve Cunningham
Fatigue. You've felt it before. In fact, you've probably felt it within the last week -- or possibly today. It seems that the older we get, the more we simply expect fatigue to be a part of our lives. We lose hope in feeling energized and young and full of life. But does it have to be this way? Or can we actually beat fatigue and leave it behind once and for all? If you're tired of feeling rundown and exhausted, take a look at these three ways to make fatigue a thing of the past.
Focus on Sleep
You'll never leave fatigue behind if you don't get good sleep. This can be hard if you're not used to it, but it's one of the most effective ways to improve energy. To get better sleep, you'll have to develop better habits. Set up a bedtime routine and a bedtime and stick with them both. Make your environment as comfortable as possible. Unwind and lower stress before you get in the bed. It might take time and practice, but as your sleep improves, your fatigue will fade, and you'll feel better than ever.
If you're not fueling your body properly, you're essentially asking it to run on empty. And just as this wouldn't work in a car, it won't work for your body either. Make sure you're getting a healthy diet full of fruit, vegetables, and water. The better your diet, the more energy you're giving your body to be able to use. Cut out the junk, replace it with healthy foods, and watch the fatigue fade forever.
Stop With the Busyness
It's good to be active and engaged in life. It's really good! But when we're too busy -- overscheduled and overworked -- fatigue will definitely find a way in. Don't do this to yourself! Instead, stay active without overdoing it. This might take some practice with balance, but as you get better at making time for yourself, your fatigue will lessen until it's not in your life anymore at all.
If you feel tired from time to time, that's OK. It's even expected! But feeling tired day in and day out just isn't normal, and it's certainly not necessary. Use these tips to fight fatigue, improve your energy, and feel better every day from here on out.
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