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
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?