“Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.”
― Izey Victoria Odiase
How many of us are guilty of overexerting ourselves?
I know I am. I take on more then I can
handle, because I hate saying no.
Slowing down isn’t an option, as I get the
overwhelming urge that things may get on top of me, and I rarely ask for help,
because the perfectionist in me won’t allow it.
At times I am my
own worst enemy.
Dealing with exhaustion has become a routine sad fact of life.
But since when has
slowing down, and taking a step back mean defeat?
In this twenty-four-hour digital world that we live in, my brain is constantly ticking over,
and just recently I’ve had to admit to myself that I am exhausted and it’s
nothing to be ashamed of.
I made a vow to
myself right there and then that before this became a major problem I would
take some me time.
So as more of a
reminder to myself than anything else here are my tips for preventing, and
dealing with exhaustion, with the hopes that it may help someone else.
Eat yourself well
How To Be Healthier At Work
It’s so easy to
forget to eat well when you are to busy with everything else. Snacking on
sweets and eating junk food is the equivalent of putting petrol in a diesel
car. You wouldn’t do this to your vehicle, but yet we happily do it to our
bodies. Try to make sure you eat well-balanced foods, and I promise you now,
your energy levels will soar. It’s amazing what a bit of healthy eating can do.
Whether it’s to
simply take a breather from the computer screen or get outside into the fresh
air. Wherever you can, step back and switch off. I use to be terrible for
immediately reaching for my phone as soon as I woke up, but now I try to just lay
there and think about the day ahead of me.
Taking this time to get my day in
an order has made me feel so much more productive in the mornings, instead of
preoccupying my brain with the newest blogger twitter beef!
Know When To Stop
Its so easy to be
sat working till ungodly hours, or tweeting at unsociable hours. But knowing
when to stop, and actually stopping has made the biggest impact on my energy
levels. Instead of completely burning myself out, having a complete recharge
has made such a refresh on my brain.
Relax & Pamper
Things To Do On A Sunday
I use to feel so
guilty about simply reading an afternoon away. Sitting down with my favourite mug
and comfiest PJ’s with a good book, always left me feeling like I was doing something wrong. In my mind,
there was always something else I could be getting on with. The reality is,
none of these so-called things that needed doing was going anywhere.
They can wait.
Indulging in you is one of the best things you can do for yourself, you just have to let
that guilt go.