How many of you wake up, already feeling drained? There are two types of tired: a tired that can be cured with more sleep and a tired that can be cured with more peace. For a few weeks, there’s been a looming cloud of fatigue over parts of my days, so I committed to getting more sleep. I was surprised that even while I received a quality 8-9 hours of sleep, I still felt chronic fatigue throughout the day. This fatigue feels differently, too. I could physically challenge myself, but I kept losing my thoughts. I could function as I taught, ran errands, and took care of my to-do list, but none was done with as much zest as usual. Some days, it was more apparent than others, but the consistent pull of energy is apparent.
I adopted yoga as a lifestyle several years back, and I know that breathwork and moving my body does wonders to boost the good-feeling hormones in my body. Endorphines, Seratonin, Oxytocin, Dopamine all work, in concert, to keep our holistic health in check, so committing to self- care amid challenging times becomes a must. When life throws a grenade your way, take cover amid your favorite self-care practices. How do you choose? Go with where the pain is first. For instance: I’m uninspired and fatigued and I know a deep tissue massage helps me relax into a creative energy, so I go there, if I can. If I can’t, I create a bubble bath soak with all the good aromatherapy I keep on-hand. What’s your pain point? Start there and do inventory of what you have access to where you are. Maybe you are physically tired today, carve out time for a nap or organize your home to go to sleep one hour early. Separate from your electronics one hour before that.
What happens when you can’t shake the fatigue but you can’t stop your day for your favorite self-care go-tos? Let’s flip the switch on that word, can’t. You feel limited? Okay, that’s a good place to start. That’s your personal pain point. Here are ways that, with just 10-20 minutes, you can elevate out of whatever is weighing you down. Excited? Good—you’re already on your way to a better feeling environment.
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By: Lacey Pruett
Title: How to Beat Quarantine Fatigue
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Published Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:30:39 +0000
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