Tired all the time? Check your stress levels.
Stress- from either external situations or internal thoughts or issues with the thyroid, hormones, or adrenals - can play a significant role in fatigue.
There's a whole sciencey part (I love the sciencey stuff) about how we have a reserve or storehouse of nutrients (hopefully) from what we eat and the high-quality supplements we take.
If you're not eating enough veggies, fruit, healthy sources of protein, and healthy fats, my blog, Master The Skills Of Healthy Eating And Be Successful!, can help you to get started.
Nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) like DHEA, vitamins E, C, Bs, & D, and magnesium are building blocks our body uses to create our hormones, perform regular bodily functions, and so much more.
Physical, mental, and emotional stress- in excess and not relieved appropriately - depletes our storehouse or bank account of nutrients.
Overall, the bulk of evidence suggests stress can affect micronutrient concentrations, often leading to micronutrient depletion. -Adrian Lopresti
Here's the good news! We can do something about it. We can take simple steps that promote more energy.
Let me share something that's often overlooked.
Besides eating healthy foods and talking therapeutic supplements as needed, we also need to "feed" our soul and spirits.
I'll clarify. We are made up of three parts. We live in a body, have a spirit, and a soul.
Of course, the body is what we see. But it is also the bodily systems like the endocrine system (heavily hit by chronic unresolved stress) and all the way down to our mitochondria— the creators of energy.
Our spirits are the part of us that commune with God and experience peace, joy, and love in the deepest part of us.
The soul is our mind, will, and emotions.
We can't focus on just one area. Giving each what it needs is vital to the healing process. We need a holistic (body, spirit, soul) approach.
HOW TO RELIEVE FATIGUE NATURALLY
Let's take a quick look at ways to relieve fatigue naturally.
What I share below are foundational - essential - necessary - steps for relieving fatigue naturally. These steps are general guidelines.
Eat healthily, manage stress, take therapeutic-type supplements, as needed. ->BODY
Address emotional issues, enjoy life, focus on what's right. -> SOUL
Cultivate a positive hope-filled attitude, spend quality time with God, grow spiritually -> SPIRIT
There's no need to get overwhelmed by that list. Take baby steps. Focus on one area or thing at a time. Start small and pick something doable.
Small healthy habits over time produce big results.
You may be thinking- that's a lot! Yes and no. Maybe all of those don't relate to you. They did to me. I didn't change everything overnight. I took one area and 'leveled up' (my word for 2020) and made changes. I created and started healthy habits that, over time, really did add up.
Was I 100% perfect? Not at all. In fact, unfortunately, I was a perfect example of what not to do. Because I wasn't consistent (my word for 2021) or wouldn't push through when I hit a barrier then I'd default back to old comfortable habits.
As my health continued to deteriorate, I realized I couldn't keep doing the same things over and over, thinking I'd eventually get better.
I made the decision to change.
And that leads me to the number one thing that will reduce fatigue and boost energy.
NUMBER ONE THING TO FIGHT FATIGUE AND REDUCE STRESS
The number one thing you must do to fight fatigue and reduce stress is to … decide.
Make a decision to change.
Decide to change what you've been doing that got you to this point. And start doing what's going to get you the results you so desperately desire.