Are you dealing with exhaustion? Well, you’re not on your own. Right now, we’re willing to bet that thousands of people are feeling the exact same way. Whilst it may be tempting to stoke your fire with oodles of gallons of coffee and push through, hey we are British after all, sometimes you’ve got to take a step back and put some lifestyle changes in pace. Yep, we’re here to talk about self-care and how it can help you if you're dealing with exhaustion. Here are 5 tips that could help you get your va-voom- back on track.
We know your life is already likely to be ruled by several schedules such as work or looking after your children. Indeed, you’re more than likely sick of schedules. However, one of the most important schedules to stick to, especially when dealing with exhaustion, is a sleep schedule. So, what does a sleep schedule look like? Well, it’s simple really. It involves making sure you go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Sounds easy, eh? Well, it is, except the kicker is that this also includes weekends. Always a plot twist at the end! However, this one simple step could make a huge impact on your wellbeing making the pay off so worth it.
So, you’re dealing with exhaustion? Surely the best thing you can do is stay in your PJ’s all day in comatose state in front of the speaking box. However, whilst you may feel like doing nothing, this can actually make exhaustion worse. It is much better to engage in active relaxion. Translated this means doing things that you enjoy. This could look like going for lunch with your friends, spending time on your favourite hobby or a walk in nature. Basically, getting involved in anything that puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
When you’re dealing with exhaustion, then the temptation to bury your head in the biscuit tin can be alluring. However, now more than ever you should try to eat as healthily as possible. Unfortunately, whilst junk food may give you that initial kick you’re looking for, within a few hours you’ll be right back were you started.
We’ve got to be kidding, right? Surely the last thing anyone should be doing is exercising when they’re exhausted. Well, you're be wrong. Exercise is crucial to fighting exhaustion. This is primarily because it releases those feel-good hormones that make you feel like you’re on cloud nine. Indeed, in modern day society many of us deal with mental exhaustion and exercise is one the best tools to fight it. Remember to do something you enjoy, whether that’s a leisurely stroll with the dog or a full on sweaty session in the gym.
We know that sometimes it can be impossible to take time out from both work and family commitments. However, even a few hours where you can prioritise self-care can be crucial when dealing with exhaustion. Don’t be afraid to tell others how you are feeling and enlist their support. Besides if you’re dealing with exhaustion, it is probable that you’re not functioning to your best capacity anyway. Remember, your needs are important as everyone else’s and you deserve a bit of self-love!