Low energy, or chronic fatigue, means you must Replenish your energy regularly every single day. As you use energy, top it up. Below are just a few ideas. Finding what works best for you will enable you to live your life more fully while still caring for your health.
- Taking Deep Rest breaks. Use deep rest techniques such as relaxation, breathing and meditation or listening to calming music a few times a day, every day.
- Developing a regular sleep pattern. Prioritise your sleep. Maintain the same go to bed/get up time every day. See Improving your sleep
- Pacing activity. Break down daily activities into manageable chunks with mini rest breaks in between.
- Not pushing beyond your energy limitations. This is so important! Stop and rest when your body says so. Listen to the wisdom of your body.
- Getting organised with the ‘to do’ list, but don’t add too many things onto it! Only carry out what is essential and/or ask someone else to help you. Writing lists/notes helps with brain fog.
- Eating regularly and healthily. Food is your fuel for your energy, so top up 3 times a day with good proteins, slow release carbs and healthy fruit and veg. Avoid too many stimulants such as sugar or caffeine.
- Getting treatment for any physical health problems.
- Managing any stress. Stress drains energy hugely. Seek support in dealing with stressful life events or situations.
- Getting outside in nature. We know this is good for our well-being, physically and emotionally.
- Connecting with friends and family who support you.
- Making your home environment comfortable and accessible.
- Dealing with any relationship problems.
- Quietening a busy mind. If your mind is rushing ahead of you and is full of thoughts, learning how to become Mindful will help you slow down, ‘in your head’ and save you a lot of wasted energy.
- Carrying out enjoyable activities. This is very important for your mental health and wellbeing.
- Getting support for any emotional needs.
- Asking for help. Chronic fatigue is a real thing so don’t feel guilty if you need to ask someone to help you.
If you want to know more, or feel professional guidance will help you, get in touch with me. I’d be happy to help. Alison.