By Valerie Stitt
Ever looked in the mirror and had trouble explaining who you are? Have you ever questioned your existence and its purpose? Is there more to you than a tiring old routine from home to work on a daily basis? Do you feel totally exhausted, your body feels heavy like a sack of stones ready to hit the bottom of the ocean?
Quite honestly, many people do not have the answers to these tough questions. For some, this may lead to depressing effects and general lack of psychic to live or work. Times like this is when you need awareness of your own personal self, an awareness that will nourish your very being and existence. It is time you get a sense of control over your own life by summoning and utilizing your inner energy. This comes in threefold, namely: the available energy, your expended energy, and symptoms. These three dictate your energy limits depending on how you utilize them.
1- Available energy
Available energy is what keeps us going. This is the energy which determines what you are going to accomplish. This is the basic form of energy that is replenished from the inside out. When deprived of this form of energy, one tends to procrastinate due to exhaustion. Pending deadlines, a boss breathing down your neck or just social pressures, are likely to make you a victim of this. Available energy energy is particularly important as it helps you get things done. The good news is that this energy can be rejuvenated.
Four Ways to Revive Your Energy and Banish Extreme Fatigue
- Sufficient sleep. This sound obvious, but according to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. The required amount healthy adults need is between 7.5 to 9 hours to function at their best. Do take note on the number of hours you do sleep. In contrast, getting too much sleep will make you feel even more tired, your body feeling heavy as if weighed down, according to psychologist and sleep and stress management expert Dr. Nerina Ramiakhan
- Getting three or more meals a day. This is a necessity when it comes to conserving or generating energy. Do not settle for just any type of meal. Make sure it is a nutrient- based balanced one. Drink lots of water to keep you hydrated and refreshed throughout the day.
- Add in exercise. One of the advantages of working out early in the morning is to give you that extra boost.
- Listen to music. This may be one other thing that you may not be aware of. Listening to music helps a lot. It has been proven that music offers a therapeutic relief to the brain that sends signals of relation throughout the body. The best part of this is that any song that you love works, be it hardcore rock, classical or soft jazz, it is all up to you.
2- Expended energy
Expended energy is the energy lost through mental, emotional and physical work. It is easier said than monitored. It can be a challenge sometimes to keep track of our daily activities, mental strain or even our emotions. This makes it particularly hard to notice the things that drain us the most. We may have had a fight with our significant other, which will later reflect in your work performance. Without an account of what happened, it becomes very difficult to relate the two scenarios.
This is the result of brain fog, fatigue and even physical pain. This is also directly related to energy exhaustion. If you keep consuming your energy, symptoms will intensify for sure. You will be forcing your body beyond its limit by forcing yourself to live outside your energy loop. You may not see the effects of doing so during the initial stages, but as time goes by, severe consequences can arise from this. A great way to manage and find your energy will be to take weekly challenges of living within your energy loop, slowly pushing and understanding your boundaries. Do not let your energy slip away from you.
On to You
Does your body feel heavy? Do you feel completely exhausted? How do you rejuvenate yourself? Please leave a comment.
About the Author
Valerie Stitt lives in New York. A doting mother and grandmother, she is a passionate health advocate and is an author of four eBook guides which teach readers how to maximize their nutrition, weight and fitness goals. She blogs at Halfmile Fitness.