Daily Steps To Fight Fatigue
Do you often feel fatigued?
Do you often feel like you just do not have the energy you need to do the things you want to do?
Does this frustrate you?
If so, here are tips to help with all of the above!
In this post I want to show you how using these great tips will help you fight fatigue and get you back on the right track to feeling normal and having the energy again.
First things first:
- You need to implement these tips for them to work
- You need to plan some free-time to form a habit of making this your routine each day
- You will need to push yourself from de-motivated to somewhat motivated in order to get what you need from this exercise
- You will find the time and energy, you just need to have it set in your head first
- You will not need a lot of time to reap the benefits just a bit, enough to make some small but impacting changes
- You will feel better in yourself, in daily life and you will feel happier as a result
Daily Steps To Fight Fatigue – Go from Feeling Fatigued to Feeling Fantastic!
Start with the night before, why? So that you are rested and prepared for the next day and ready to start to feel great again.
Take for example you pick tonight, you need to prepare yourself mentally and organise what you need to do to fit in the steps below to fight fatigue for the following day. Write it down if you need to or put reminders in your calendar on your phone.
1. Get an early night
Go to bed and even if you are having trouble sleeping just go to bed and stay there to let your body rest, as your sleeping will improve when you apply the following steps. Try get 6-8 hours sleep/rest.
The benefits of having an early nights include weight loss, prevention of insomnia over time as the body is programmed to go to bed late, a more productive morning, a better workout as tested with athletes and its good for your heart.
2. Wake up earlier
As obvious as it sounds, when you have an early night and wake up early it is the natural routine that we should all be doing consistently to live to our full potential and feel great. Leave your blind open and when you wake up with natural light you should get up then. This is your body alarm going off.
The benefits of waking up early is that you will start to feel well great waking up that bit earlier, you might be tired the first few days until you get into a routine but plough through those days to create a good routine for yourself and feel better for it. You will have a more productive morning. You will be less stressed because you have plenty of time to get things done and you will not be late. This will calm your mind which will help with your overall fatigue.
3. Take 10, before you jump out of bed
Before rushing to get up, take 10 minutes just for you. Do not look at your phone, stay off Social Media as it will distract you, stretch, meditate if you can and if you cannot meditate sitting up then put on a relaxing song for just listen and let yourself be at peace for 10 minutes before starting the day. Push out negative thoughts and focus on what you are grateful for in your life, this will lift your spirits before you even get up.
The benefits of taking 10 is that you let your mind and body time to fully wake up and feel good before you start your day and before you start worrying about the tasks ahead. You feel serene after this and you will feel like your are ready for your day and you can take on the world. Nocturne by The Secret Garden is a really relaxing song to zone out to. When you practice gratitude you will receive more to be grateful for. It will help replace negative or stressful thoughts with positive ones and remind you of everything great you have in your life. Eg: I am grateful for the cosy bed I sleep in, I am grateful for my family and friends and to have so many people who love and care for me, I am grateful for the roof over my head as millions are not so lucky etc.
4. Stretch when you get up
The benefits of stretching alone are as follows; Reduced muscle tension. Increased range of movement in the joints. Enhanced muscular coordination. Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body. Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)
Bet you never thought stretching was good for anything other than releasing a bit of muscle ache did you? As you can see above stretching is great for a lot of reasons but stretching when you get out of bed sets your body up for the day. Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights! Trailed off there.. get up stand up and stretch your arms up into the air slowly so you do not jerk or pull anything, do leg stretches and stretch your back. If you know how to do the downward dog yoga pose then so. This will only take two minutes and help you wake up quicker too.
5. Eat a healthy breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast will help you kick start your day on the right track. It will help you feel more energized rather than eating a sugary breakfast that will give you a superficial boost of energy but not for long then result in you feeling worse and lethargic a while later. Hardly worth it is it?
Just go by the general rule, you know what they say: Eat like a King for breakfast, a Queen for lunch and a Peasant for dinner. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all and eating well in the morning sets your metabolism up and makes you feel good.
All of the above combined in guaranteed to improve how you feel on a daily basis. I know and understand it is really hard to get the motivation to do all of the above when you feel like crap and feel low on energy and overall exhaustion but all I ask if that you start, try, take it bit by bit and as you slowly improve go for it full whack and live an start to feel great because you deserve to. Let me know how you get on! Best of luck.