Do you say “I’m exhausted” all the time? Fatigue shows up in many ways including. It could be the inability to concentrate, anger, frustration, memory problems, decreased work performance.
We attempt to combat fatigue with coffee, sugar, energy drinks, vitamins and a variety of other products that claim to increase our energy and stamina. But what if your exhaustion is trying to tell you something?
If you’re getting enough sleep and you’re still feeling exhausted, it’s time to stop and look at what else is contributing to your exhaustion.
So before you reach for cup of coffee, the sugary snack or the toxic energy drink, let’s look at some other reasons why you might be tired all the time. And more importantly, what you can do about it.
You are out of alignment mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
You might be in a relationship that isn’t working, a job you can’t stand or a situation that drains your energy. Maybe you’re unhappy, stressed out or just plain bored with some areas of your life.
When you’re doing things that align with who you are, in environments that align with what you need, you will feel more energized and alive. On the contrary, when you’re in environments that go against your grain, you will feel drained.
Take a step back and identify what’s not working. Figure out what you want and work towards it. Do things that give you energy.
You are out of alignment physically.
Our bodies. They need to be taken care of too. Get some body work. This might include getting a massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, reiki, cranial sacral therapy – anything that works for you. And make sure to schedule regular body work, not just when you need it.
You are not really sleeping.
Some of the top causes of poor sleep quality include: being on electronics right before bed, interruptions, an uncomfortable mattress or the wrong pillow, an inconsistent sleep routine.
Start with the basics. Get off your electronics at least an hour before bed, make sure you have a comfortable pillow and mattress, set a consistent sleep routine, reduce outside noise.