The busy modern life sometimes feels overwhelming, and the cause of all of our problems. Cell phones that ring and add anxiety and stress, and schedules so packed we don’t have a moment to breathe. Although these are all factors that lead to exhaustion it has been around in different forms throughout the ages.
For those dealing with mental illness and recovery, exhaustion is all too real. The diagnosable condition of exhaustion can happen whenever we over exert ourselves mentally or physically. Some struggle with chronic fatigue or work everyday to tackle the physical aspects of depression. Living with a diminished energy level or physical pains can be difficult and overwhelming, but there is help.
When we get exhausted and drained we sometimes neglect the things that can help us the most, good self care. To combat fatigue and exhaustion, invest in your routine and in taking care of yourself.
- Remember to stay hydrated. Drink water throughout the day and carry it with you.
- Sleep matters! Getting a good nights rest and having set relaxation, sleep, and waking times can make a world of difference.
- Food is fuel. Be intentional about what you put in your body and make sure you are getting the protein and fiber you need to sustain energy.
- Exercise! Find low impact ways of getting active. Even walking just a few minutes everyday and increase circulation, energy, and ability to sleep better. Seek professional guidance. See a doctor and get evaluated, treating existing conditions and knowing your body and its needs is a great way to prevent burn out.