We have all been there at one point or another in our lives, we were completely done after a work day and just wanted to get home and sleep in order to recharge. However, this sense of fatigue may be just assigned of getting a couple less hours of sleep last night but it could also be an indicator of a bigger problem, chronic fatigue. Almost 20 percent of people are diagnosed with it but there are many out there that live with it undiagnosed.
If you want to regain control over your energy levels, perhaps this article can help you.
First step – Exercise and meditate
Yes, we all fear having to get up and exercise on a daily basis. However, it could be as simple as dropping off a couple of bus stops ahead of your stop and walking the rest of the way to your home or your workplace. It could be going for a jog in the morning or any type of activity that you like to do that may be adapted to a workout. Getting some exercise releases dopamine and serotonin which will influence your energy levels for the better.
Step two – Read, read, read
You can never read too much. Reading has been shown to be good for you as a way to challenge your mind to learn about new experiences, new world and new way to think or look at who we are or what we do. It is a great way to keep you on your feet. If you are reading something that you are interested in while going to and from work you will not even hear the time fly by. It stimulates your neuron and even your pleasure center, if the book you are holding in your hands is a particularly good one.
Third step – success
Good job, you have made it this far and you have started to work out and read more. If you still fatigue you should go get checked out by a doctor in the interest of your health.
Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca