fighting fatigue

Five effective ways to fight fatigue

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There’s no doubt that today’s society is becoming more hectic with each year goes by. I don’t know about you but everyone I chat to seems to be stressed, over-worked and spinning a million different plates as well as dropping a lot of balls too. So what exactly can we do to revers this? Do we just accept that this is the way things are going to be or do we try to do something about it? Here’s what I think…

Ok so we probably all agree that life has become a pressure cooker of commitments and responsibilities but with some concrete plans, fighting fatigue can be 100% worth it…

When you lack energy, fatigue will set in. Every task will seem Herculean in nature and you’ll constantly feel like you’re behind the 8-ball. The good news is that with a few tweaks to your lifestyle, you can boost your energy and combat fatigue.

Consider exercising…

This is probably the last tip you want to hear (especially if you’re already feeling worn out), but it’s also the most useful tip of the lot.

The more you move, the more energy you’ll have. It’s almost a contradiction, and yet it’s true.

Exercise will get your blood circulation going and encourages lymph flow. This helps to flush out toxins in your system and will make you feel better.

The harder you exercise, the better you’ll feel. Your body will release endorphins that make you feel happier and you’ll experience a ‘release’ that you can’t explain.

It’s as if your tensions and stress have been dissipated through the efforts expended in your workout.

If you’ve led a sedentary lifestyle for years, start off with easier exercises such as brisk walking and move on to more strenuous high intensity workouts as your strength and stamina progresses.

Have you ever fasted?

The food we eat has a direct impact on how we feel. In fact, since our diets are high in processed foods and sugar, most of us will experience sugar highs and crashes throughout the day.

One of the best ways to remedy this problem will be to start fasting. Intermittent fasting is a good start… and slowly work your way up to 48-hour and 72-hour fasts.

As you build your ‘fasting muscle’, this process will become easy. You’ll discover that you have much more energy and higher alertness when your body is not using up energy on digesting food.

Naps naps naps!

Sometimes, you just need a nap. Work can get tiring. You may not have had a good night’s sleep. A 10 to 15-minute power nap in the middle of the day could leave you feeling refreshed and prevent fatigue.

This is easier if you work from home. Napping in the office might not be possible, depending on your job.

Find a routine that works for you…

The key to maintaining some measure of work-life balance will be to establish routines and schedules in your life to increase productivity. If your work-life is a mess and you’re constantly scrambling, you’ll use more energy to do the same tasks.
You’ll constantly be in a rush and anxious to get the job done. This will drain your mental and physical energy.

Your goal should be to formulate a plan with targets and stick to the plan. Do what matters. Do not procrastinate… and focus on the most urgent and important tasks first.

This will help prevent frustration and fatigue from setting in. A rolling stone gathers no moss… so keep rolling.

Dare to detox!

Besides fasting or going on a juice cleanse to physically detox your body, you may also wish to go on a mental detox.

Excessive use of social media, watching/reading the news too often, etc. could be taking a mental toll on you. Very often, these platforms are filled with negative information and vitriolic people that may aggravate you.

It’s very common to see people debating and arguing on social media. It’s filled with haters and time-wasters – who will drain you of energy. Debating with them is pointless and only saps your energy.

Eagles do not peck with chickens. Your energy is precious. Do not invest it in unproductive activities. Mental fatigue can set in without you realizing it.


To conclude, these 5 points may seem simple enough to understand, but they’re not easy to follow.

It will take you time to implement them effectively. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll notice that you’re a powerhouse and fatigue is a thing of the past.

Start applying them in your life today.

 

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