Life can be a grind sometimes. Work can be stressful, the admin of living as an adult can take its toll, and this can often manifest itself in physical ailments or mental fatigue. So, what can we do in order to try to claw our way out of the pit we have found ourselves in order to feel fresh and ready to tackle the inevitable challenges that will come our way? Here are three ways we can try to deal with the stress and strife that comes with being successful in our professional lives and maintaining a healthy personal life.
Change Your Routine
A change is as good as a rest and often we run ourselves into the ground because we are like a hamster on a wheel with the same routine and the same problems. Changing this can give us new perspectives and can help reinvigorate us if the monotony is making us feel unwell. This can be done in small steps, such as taking up a new activity, hobby, gym routine, or even commute. Or it can be more drastic – we can move jobs, change careers, or even move cities or countries. When we feel the stress affecting us and wearing us out, that’s our body’s way of telling us to change something.
Sometimes, our brains and bodies just need a little bit of natural help, whether we realise we are low on iron due to rushed meals, fast food, or unhealthy appetites and need to reinvigorate our blood. Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue and feelings of general unwellness and can be easily treated with supplements.
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Take a Break
Sometimes when we feel at our wit’s end, it’s our body’s way of telling us that enough is enough. It may seem counterintuitive to take some time away, especially with our phone ringing off the hook, our inbox inundated every day, and our boss breathing down our necks. But, taking time off can give you the revitalization necessary in order to come back better than ever. Breaks – whether they are regular five minute intervals throughout the day, or whether they are longer sabbaticals, have been proven to help kickstart the pre-frontal cortex of the brain and help us think more clearly afterwards.
In order to perform at our best, it’s important to understand when we are feeling beaten down. When this happens, continuing on will only make our situation feel worse. Instead, we should find a way to alleviate some of the pressure. This can be done through changing our routines in big or small ways, in finding natural remedies to ensure our physical health is topped up, or through taking a break to come back fresh and feeling ourselves. To learn more about how to manage your stress, read more here from BetterHelp.