How to Fight Fatigue and Feel Fabulous..(again)

Yes, this post is for you.

You are here now, which tells me that you have been to this horrible,  feet-dragging place – called

Fatigue.  And it is a downer for sure.

Don’t leave now.  I have been here also.. and it robbed my pockets of any steam that I might have saved for the end of the day and more.

But, I have discovered the secrets to Fighting Fatigue and Feeling Fabulous.

 Again and Again.

I guess I am a slow learner, but, at least I have it figured out now.  So here you go, my friends.

 

 1.) Sleep as much as you need to.  Stop feeling guilty for needing extra sleep.  Your body is telling you something very important.

(Disclaimer to Moms – You must think I am crazy.. I know you do.  Get as much sleep as you can?  Yes!  Take naps, go to bed when your children do once in a while.  Train them to sleep a little longer.)

2.)Drink your veggies.  Juice.  Read, study and discover the power packed nutrients that juicing will bring to your body.  Multiplying your nutrients.  Regenerating your cells.

3.)Pro-Biotics – If you have never heard of Pro-biotics, then please start today.  You can even make your own!  Feeding your body good bacteria will benefit your energy and over- all health.  Check out this post on our Home-made Pro-biotics here!

4.)Drink your water.  Water, Green Tea, and more water.  Choose a special carry-thermos/cup, and fill it throughout the day.  Your body needs the constant nourishment.

5.)Exercise– I know what you are thinking…. If you are fatigued- then how do you find the energy to exercise of all things?   Begin with the smaller steps – at the top of this list.  Walking a little bit each day, and lifting small weights will add a little stamina daily.  Don’t go out and run a 3 mile stretch – please.  Exercise will jump-start your metabolism and clear your thinking.  Adrenaline – the ingredient your body is screaming for!

6.)Eat Whole Foods – Making the most of your grocery run and feeding your family whole foods is a wiser choice for your dollar.  Here is an excellent resource for your Whole Food Experience – Real Fast Food , by my friend, Trina Holden.  You will love this ebook – Soo very practical.  Gets you where you need to be!

 

7.)Vitamins B and D – You need sunshine!  We all need sunshine.  I call my dose of sunshine my Vitamin D.  When you are not getting enough Vitamin D -you will feel fatigued, and restless… depressed, and even have trouble sleeping.

Vitamin B is sorely lacking in most women’s physical make-up.  It is burned up with stress and hormones.  A daily check of your mood swings, and happy-levels is an easy way to check your B Vitamin levels.

 

8.)Laugh and Live Much – Laughter will lighten your mood.  Simplifying will decrease your stress, and your fatigue will decrease in some simple steps.  Who doesn’t feel fabulous while laughing?

 

9.)Avoid Refined Sugars and Caffeine – You knew this was coming, didn’t you.  This is your shot every day at combatting the fatigue?  I understand.  I do this too.  The refined sugars are harming you in more ways than one.  Begin making simple substitutions for the sugar in your home, and let your taste buds find new ways to enjoy your food.

Caffeine – I cannot preach to you on this one… but, I can say, that false means of combating our fatigue only increases the let-down we have when we are not able to always use this as a crutch.

 

10.)Eat GOOD Fats – This is an amazing concept that you should begin today.  GOOD fats -Omega 3’s, Cod Liver Oil, Coconut Oil, butter, and more… replace the canola, margarine, and other harmful processed fats in your diet.  This will help with your memory, your weight loss, and energy levels.  Here is a great book to fill you in:

Eat Fat, Lose Fat, by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon

Feeling better already?  I am!

What has helped you Fight Fatigue and Feel Fabulous?

( If you are suffering from extreme fatigue and the list above has not helped you – Please read this important article on Adrenal Fatigue)…

 

 

Do you struggle with fatigue?  Perhaps you have some Fatigue Fighters to share?

 

 

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7 Comments

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    Countrygal
    May 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

    All so true!!  Two things that I have learned and tried are, keep your bedroom tidy.  When you walk in to a cluttered bedroom, your frustrated, it reminds you of the “one more thing” that didn’t get done.  But, when you walk in and it’s not so cluttered, you have a peace that comes over you and you are more relaxed when you go to bed and hopefully fall asleep easier. Second,  is making your room as dark as possible. I didn’t think that would matter, but when my husband and I changed alarm clocks, that don’t glow all the time, Wow, what a difference. 

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    Thressfam5
    May 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I’m interested to read your links….especially since I am part of a “Natural Mamas” group that are huge believers in Paleo which does NOT believe in Whole grain.  I’m feeling unsure of this one.  The rest, full on board!  🙂  Wish I could find answers to the migraines and hypothyroid I battle…natural answers.  Whew…that makes being a Momma, a calling I FULLY ENJOY, very tough.  Life can be brutiful!

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    Denise L Thompson
    May 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This is an excellent post September.  I do many of these things, but some I don’t.  I needed the reminder.  WIsh we could talk sometime!

    Thank you. : )

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    Traci
    May 3, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Excellent advice !!!!  I love the part about caffeine… we actually are being self destructive when we use caffeine as a crutch!  Only once in awhile and in very small doses for me!  <3  I need to get some Vitamin B in me!  Love, Traci

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    Stephanie Kay
    April 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Oh my, yes! I have released the mom guilt and allow my kids to watch entirely too much tv/DVD or play Wii so I can get a nap. It’s a season until the baby comes. Who are we kidding? Until the baby sleeps through the night?! And I’m OK with it because I know they won’t be irreparably damaged by watching too many episodes of PBS Kids. 🙂

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    Angela Squires
    April 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed and thinking about how tired I’ve been when I came across this link. I don’t know what’s going on with me, but I have been increasingly exhausted over the past couple months. So needless to say, I’m thankful for your pointers… especially #1. 😉

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    Darcey Zahaykevich
    April 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Like your post. Just wondering how do you know what B vitamins to take and how much? Had a blood test and was told to take Vitamin D, but was wondering about the vit. B. I have restless leg syndrome and I have read that it could be a Vit. B deficiency. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have been reading an e-book about getting more energy. Especially like the probiotic suggestion. Need to start using my kefir grains again. Thanks!

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