Fatigue has become so commonplace that we do not see it until we get to the point of being hit. This crash site can feel like a brick wall closing in on us, holding us back and preventing us from getting up. If you are tired of carrying this heavy weight on your shoulders, keep reading to learn the final solution to preventing and recovering from fatigue.
Let’s start with what fatigue really is. Fatigue is when we are constantly under stress and without proper control. It happens too much beyond our limits. From overeating, excessive thinking, and overeating. It affects our levels of energy, our emotions, our actions, and how we express ourselves. Not to mention that it sounds like a simple crappy!
When we feel insane it can feel crippling or impossible to get out of it. The good news is, fatigue is not permanent, and there is something we can do about it. If fatigue comes from not managing our stress well, then the opposite will heal, better manage our stress.
The Cure for Fatigue
A cure for fatigue is excessive self-care. Not the kind of self-care you might be used for – a picture of mani-pedis and margaritas. Even though it is fun work, it will not give you lasting results. To get a long-term solution we have to dig deep.
We need a solution that feeds YOUR WHOLE VALUE, not just part of it. That solution is a combined act of self-care. Self-care practice that focuses on your daily routine and nourishes your mind, body, spirit and nature.
Most of us have heard of physical well-being – in terms of proper diet and exercise, but what about other things? Lack of attention to our mind, our spirit and our environment has a detrimental effect on our levels of stress. Creating a self-care routine that includes all of these things will reduce and prevent burnout.
“The world of fatigue is not the place I wish to return.” – Arianna Huffington
Building Your Care Habit
Ready to build your own self-care practice? Before you complain and say you don’t have time to do something else on your to-do list, here’s what you need to remember: taking care of yourself brings time back to you. So if you feel short on time, this is a solution to give you more time. When you take care of yourself, you have more energy, more clarity, and more focus. This reduces the amount of time you spend in confusion, decision making, and anxiety. If you haven’t been sold yet, try it for yourself and see what results you get.
In order to build your self-care habit you need to know yourself deeply because your habit will be different from yours. What liberates one person, can be stressful for another. Consider cooking for example. For some, this may be the most relaxing, nirvana activity. For some, the idea of preparing dinner makes them want to have their hair cut.
Creating a good plan for yourself requires a lot of self-discipline. Below you will find some questions that will help you better understand yourself to create a plan that matches your style.
Questions to help you build your self-care habits:
Do I have the habit of taking care of myself right now?
If so, how can I improve my self-care habits to help me reduce stress and succeed?
If not, what does the proper practice of caring for myself look like to me?
What is important to me?
What makes me happy?
What fills my cup?
What am I charging again?
What kind of nature am I successful in?
Where and when do I feel most at ease?
What calms my spirit?
Where in my day can I add 10 minute breaks?
The answers to these questions will help you to improve your unique self-care habits. See where you can take breaks on your day, or just decide to take a break. Once you’ve created those time pockets, deliberately add 10 minutes of fun to the rest of your day with activities that slow you down and rejuvenate you. For some who may be taking a trip in nature, they are enjoying the sun. For others who may have danced to the music, they even danced with their dog. Make taking care of yourself a habit. Make it fun. Make it fun.
“When you get tired, learn to relax, not to give up.” – Banksy
Living Your Care Habit
Incorporating your self-care routine into your daily routine is what will ensure your survival. If the daily routine seems overwhelming, start with 1 day a week. Commit yourself to taking care of yourself at least one day a week, and then challenge yourself to add extra days each week. Take a moment each week to check on your progress. Be aware of how you feel before and after your break. Be aware of what this adds to your life. And pay attention to your energy levels throughout the day.
In time, you will be aware of the mental, spiritual, and physical benefits that come to you and you will find yourself drawn into daily life. Think of this self-care practice as a natural medicine, happiness, and health that you bring back to you. The fullness of your cup will allow you to live the life you truly want. It will allow you to be present at times and at people who are important to you. As a result of taking care of yourself, you will be happier, fuller, and more in harmony with your truth. Enjoying building and living is a self-care practice that will not only reduce fatigue but also add joy to your daily life.
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