Fatigued? Fight for Your Life With These Tips!
By Genevieve Cunningham
Daily fatigue almost feels like a rite of passage for adults. If you're not super exhausted and clinging to energy by the skin of your teeth, are you even working? Are you even an adult? Though constant fatigue seems normal -- like it's just a way of life for the masses -- exhaustion shouldn't be normal and it's certainly not healthy. It robs us of our lives. Sure, we're alive, but are you thriving when fatigue is a constant state? No way! But what can we do about it? If you're sick of feeling fatigued, take a look at these ways to fight for your life and kick fatigue to the curb once and for all.
Focus on Quality Rest
If you're not getting enough rest, you're going to be tired. But what if you're getting enough rest and you're still tired? It's time to look at the quality of your rest. Are you tossing and turning all night? Are you ever getting into deep sleep? Focus on getting high quality sleep by setting and sticking to a bedtime, making your environment as comfortable as possible, setting the room at a comfortable temperature, and limiting distractions such as the TV and your phone. As the quality of your rest improves, some of the fatigue should fall away naturally.
Focus on More Movement
Movement is essential for good health, and it's also crucial for energy. If you never move your body, you never create any energy. Energy is created by both rest and movement, and avoiding either means bad news for your health. Make sure that you're getting movement every day. You don't have to do anything drastic. Simple walking, stretching, yoga, or swimming will do the trick. Move more, improve your sleep, and eliminate fatigue in a natural way.
Focus on Stress Relief
Stress is bad for you. While it's normal to feel some stress, it's not at all normal to feel overwhelmingly stressed. When this happens, it completely zaps our mental, emotional, and physical energy. Focus on getting rid of stress by setting appropriate boundaries, getting exercise, eliminating all day stimulants such as caffeine, learning deep breathing, and prioritizing your life. As you manage your stress, you'll likely feel better in almost every aspect of your life including the amount of energy you have on a daily basis.
There will be moments of fatigue in your life, but these moments shouldn't outweigh your daily energy. If they do, it's time to make a change. Use these tips to cut back on fatigue, increase your energy, and feel better about your health and life every day.
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