Here are 12 easy ways to fight fatigue naturally:
An invigorating day spent outdoors is the perfect way to increase your energy levels. Natural sunlight wakes you up and combats feelings of anger, irritability and anxiety. Fresh air is good for clearing your mind of any fogginess and colors like blue and green both have a soothing and uplifting effect.
Taking deep breaths increases your blood oxygen levels and decreases carbon monoxide levels which can make you lethargic. Learn how to breathe properly and pay attention to your posture while you take long deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Taking mini-breaks will lift your spirits and makes the daily drudgery less monotonous. Taking your eyes off the computer screen or reading something amusing will give you a boost of energy.
Physical activity releases those happy hormones leaving you feeling stronger, calmer and happier. Stretch-out, yawn and get your blood circulating. If you have an office job take a walk as often as you can.
REM sleep is when your body and brain recharges and processes the daily activities. Follow a good bedtime routine and switch off things that might disturb your sleep.
Brightly lit settings seem to reduce and delay the secretion of sleep-inducing melatonin. Darken your bedroom as much as possible for a much better night’s rest.
A daily routine will help you organize your life and eliminate stressful situations to a large degree. If you plan properly you can avoid getting yourself into avoidable energy sapping chores.
The body and brain needs water to function optimally. Your heart has to work harder as your blood volume lowers and less is sent to the brain making you feel lethargic.
If you start the day without taking in calories, your metabolic rate and other functions slow in order to preserve energy.
Avoid caffeine and processed sugar
Sugar and caffeine provides a temporary surge in alertness but it is short lived and the natural ‘crash’ afterwards is not worth it.
Organize a babysitting club or carpool. Taking turns with your friends to drop the kids at school or looking after her children for a few hours will in return ‘gift’ you some extra time which can be invested towards doing something to yourself!
A balanced diet will fuel your body and will help ensure that you maintain your vitamin and mineral levels.