“Fatigue is a natural way to tell you, you’ve been going through the motions of your soul.” – Sam Keen
Here are five strategies you can use to help manage any level of fatigue you may experience:
Stop playing with yourself. Most of us find it hard to admit that things have gone our way. Top players, in particular, tend to see hard work as the best solution to their sadness. This is not the case. If you feel any signs of fatigue, be realistic: face it. Correctly wrong.
Feel free to say No… immediately. When we feel tired, we need time. The only way to get it back is to start with “no” and find the space you need to get back to the center. To help you, start by specifying your priorities and tasks. Anything else, first say “no.” No, it does not; usually means not just now. Use your “no” to control the amount of opportunities and requests that come to you to find the time you need to recover.
Browse digitally. We have all heard about the awesome green screen and its impact on our quality of sleep, not to mention the quality of time we are trying to invest with others. Technology can be a great management tool; excessive, however, and can be an additional source of stress as it reminds us so often of what can be done. When we disconnect from technology, we connect with ourselves. Now is a good time to re-establish healthy and professional relationships and build boundaries with them. We will all want this in our post-epidemic lives, so setting certain goals today can also help to build a better future.
Plan your trip. We will never make an important appointment with a partner; when something on our calendar, we respect it for our great effort. Take this spirit and apply it to yourself. Schedule several visits during your work week on your calendar and do not reschedule. Treat yourself as the most important thing. Traveling has major benefits for our mental health; its qualities such as meditation can calm our minds and help create a much needed perspective that reminds us of what is currently important in our lives.
Get it written. Start and end your day with publishing. When you wake up, before you do anything, write down your goals for the day. This way, you set your agenda – not email, not social media. You will always have others who tell you or recommend you what is important; by deliberately leading your life, you are reminding yourself of what you see as important to you. Then, at the end of the day, reflect on your gratitude by pointing out three things you are most grateful for during your day. These simple habits allow you to meditate effectively and to look for opportunities to help you get to a place where you feel relaxed and refilled.
There is no real, quick fix to the noise we hear. And while these five steps can put you on the right track, there is also the opportunity to contact your employer to reconsider your schedule and / or talk to a mental health professional for further support of your experience.
We cannot control the world around us. We can always control our responses to the world. If you focus on being able to control it, you will find yourself in a better position to lead yourself, your team, and your family into a better future.
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