A Different Kind Of Tired
Working can really take a toll on your energy level. Even if your job is not demanding or intensive, fatigue can build up over time and hit you without ever anticipating it. Fatigue is an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. When you are fatigued, you have no motivation or energy.
Fatigue is not the same as being tired due to lack of sleep. When you are tired from not sleeping well, you feel drained and exhausted, but generally recover after a good night’s rest. But fatigue is chronic; imagine a baseline or plateau where you experience little to no change despite getting more sleep.
You may come home and feel like not doing anything that requires much brain power. But you realize that you have to take care of the kids, study for an exam or prepare a presentation for work. As reality kicks in, you start to experience stress and maybe even anxiety.
Uncontrolled fatigue can take a toll on your mental health, relationships and work performance. Understanding how to handle fatigue is very important! It requires balance, motivation and positivity. You have to learn how to “ride the fatigue” and not get knocked off your center of balance.
So how do you do this? You have to enjoy every moment of life no matter how tired you are. Don’t try to fight fatigue or you will just get more exhausted and stressed. Rather, take baby steps and find pleasure in your activities despite feeling drained. Maybe introduce some coffee or an energy drink here and there, but don’t overdo it with the caffeine either.
You have to learn how to flow through your days, easing in and out of activities with pleasure and as little stress as possible. It’s actually not that hard to do. It all starts with your mindset: adopt a laid-back attitude on life while maintaining your intensity. This means that you still hustle and work hard but with a sense of relaxation while taking the edge off things.
So when you are experiencing fatigue, remind yourself that it’s not you! We all experience it. But you have to learn how to flow and “ride the fatigue.”
Just ride and flow.
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