How to get your MoJo back when you feel tired and drained of energy and the will to do anything.
Things to do if you feel fed up, tired, totally drained, how to get your Mojo back and get on with life on full power, be your best, at your best all the time.
Health and Nutrition
01. Drink more water
Many people are chronically dehydrated, one symptom is tiredness.
02. Eat fresh and colourful foods
It is one of the most important things that you can do. The more green juices, salads and raw foods you eat, the better your energy levels and mental clarity are, and You will notice that You don’t need as much sleep to wake up refreshed.
03. Stay away from stimulants (Coffee, Drink )
They only give you an unhealthy energy boost and with constant stress, can easily lead to adrenal exhaustion.
04. Rule out food allergies
Sometimes the only symptom of a sensitivity or allergy can be tiredness or exhaustion.
Blood tests are good to start with, but they don’t show delayed sensitivities.
One great thing to do is to keep a food diary to identify the connection between the foods that you have eaten and your energy levels. Reactions are not necessarily immediate, and if you cut out suspected food from your diet it can take a long time until your body heals, and you start to feel better.
05. Make sure that you don’t suffer
From adrenal exhaustion, vitamin B or D deficiency or anemia. Check with your doctor.
06. Re-evaluate the work/studying you do.
We are not all in our dream jobs, a shame I know.
If you feel that you can’t use your talents and strengths, or that your job isn’t meaningful, or the only reason you do it is to pay the mortgage or put good on the table, reconsider what you do.
An occupation like that can easily ruin your mental and physical health.
What would you really love to do, and what could be the first step to take to make that into reality?
Spend some serious time to think and reflect on what you really value in your life, and how you could combine those pieces into something that you have a desire to do. I for one have been reviewing and have found this information was useful in helping me decide.
07. Take several small breaks during the day
Breathe, meditate, go for a walk
We are all guilty of sitting in front of our computer for hours. It would be ideal to set yourself small breaks throughout the day, even if its only walking down a few flight of stairs, meditating for 5 minutes, stretching or doing a couple of yoga poses several times during your day.
08. Take a digital break
All the information that comes through the computer, social media and news is extremely exhausting for our brains.
We don’t need to, nor are we able to process all that in a short amount of time.
Go through your email and newsletter subscriptions and delete them. Take as long a break as is possible in your current situation. Even one day a week makes a big difference.
09. Turn off the computer when you don’t really need it.
Too many hours can make you feel that you have brain fog, disrupt your sleeping patterns.
Anything that you are comfortable to let others take care of.
11. Have a good sleep
Sleep is usually one of the first things that suffers when you are exhausted.
When you are too tired, you can start to have problems being able to fall asleep, your inner chatter box can get more active during the night, and you can wake up frequently, feeling exhausted in the morning.
If you worry a lot, write everything down during the day to empty your mind, and have a cup of relaxing herbal tea and a warm shower or bath before going to sleep. Establish an evening routine that helps your mind and body to switch off.
12. Change your environment
This works wonders. The longer the better, but even working in a cafe, is much more relaxed than working from home, and you get so much more done in a shorter period of time because there are no distractions.
On a holiday usually the change of environment is the first thing that moves our thoughts away from work.
When you spend your time in the same place, you are caught up in your daily routine, often seeing things only from one perspective.
A change of environment lets you to see life through a different lens, and helps you to see things differently, offering you the break to relax and come up with new ideas.
13. Stop saying yes and Say NO!
We are often guilty of wanting to please others, Before you promise to do anything, think for a second how it really makes you feel and if it is seriously worth it.
You can make a mental note to yourself that You don’t need to please everyone if the outcome for you is exhaustion.
14. Don’t stress about what other people think of you.
There are always going to be people who don’t like what you are doing, trying to put you down. It is just a waste of your time and energy, easily making you more negative if you concentrate on those thoughts.
15. Say what you think, people are not mind readers.
In the eyes of other peoples we often try to be as positive, happy and nice as possible, not confessing that we are totally exhausted before it’s too late and we really need a break.
16. Make someone else happy
Even if you feel too exhausted to do anything for yourself, and are deep in your own problems, you can always brighten up someone else’s day.
It doesn’t take a lot of energy to say some nice encouraging words, send a text, email or call a friend.
Listen, Pay Attention
17. Listen to your body
Different ailments are signs that something is not right. If you try to suppress those voices you are ignoring the real causes. Rest when you feel tired, not only when you have to.
18. Follow your intuition
If you try stubbornly do things that don’t resonate with you and your intuition there is something wrong at the start, you can easily burn yourself out if you push through and do something that doesn’t come naturally to you.
19. Feel your feelings
Cry when you feel like crying, don’t bottle up your frustrations. Allow yourself some quiet time daily to fully feel your feelings instead of suppressing them.
20. Listen to the silence
Just sit or lie down and be without doing anything.
21. Write a journal
You can record your times of exhaustion and then later connect the situations and find out if there was a theme that lead to you to be more tired. Certain people, certain foods or just simply not sleeping enough.
It’s easier to go back through your journal than trying to only vaguely remember things. When you write your feelings on paper instead of retaining them in your body, it’s easier to relax and let go of tension.
Concentrate on what is truly important
Don’t try to do everything from your long to-do list during one day.
That leads to multitasking and slows you down.
Concentrate only on those things that you absolutely have to do, preferably love, and evaluate what drains your energy the most.
Could you do those things later or delegate them to someone else?
23. Let go of everything that drains you
That can be basically anything. Relationships that don’t work anymore, negative thoughts, a job that you hate, or going out when you don’t feel like it, and would prefer to spend a quiet evening with your book or a film.
24. De-clutter and get rid of everything that doesn’t truly matter
Both digital and physical clutter are signs of our inner chaos, and my energy drastically drops if I have to spend time in a place like that. It gets difficult to find and notice what is truly valuable and it takes time to search for anything important when it’s surrounded by meaningless stuff.
Take a break,let your mind rest
25. Read something light and entertaining
26. Spend time alone
If you are a natural introvert, you need lots of time alone to recharge your batteries. If You spend too many days without a chance to have some time alone I am sure you get cranky, irritated and say things to other people without really meaning them.
27. Have fun
What did you love to do as a child when you were not taking yourself too seriously, how could you do some of those things in your life?
28. Spend the day in your pajamas
Watching old movies and TV series that you love, and that make you laugh
We all need this every now and then. Laughing creates feel-good chemicals, and strengthens our immune system. It gets you out of your own head, providing the possibility to focus to something else.
29. Prioritise you time on your calendar and be accountable to yourself
Think of you time as the most important meeting with yourself.
If you haven’t scheduled it in your calendar you are unlikely to do it. You time nourishes your mind and body, and is a way of thanking and appreciating your body every day for all that it does for you.
30. Take a Pilates or Yoga.
You always feel so much clearer and calmer if You have been able to drag yourself to a class when feeling brain fogged and irritated.
31. Write down how your ideal day / week would look
Then go and have a day / week like that.
32. Love yourself
33. Don’t compare yourself to others
It can only lead you to be anxious, jealous, feel unworthy and drain your energy. You are already good enough.
34. Try not to take everything too personally
It can be extremely difficult if you are a sensitive person.
35. Don’t force yourself
You are not getting any better ideas by forcing yourself to stubbornly try to sit in front of your computer or notebook, waiting for brilliant ideas to pop up. It drains your energy, and eats precious time that you could use for self-care, or spend with real people, thus nourishing your creativity and mood. Instead give yourself time, leave out all the “shoulds” and know that when you are relaxed and rested there’s room for new ideas to come to the surface.
36. Talk about it, Get help
Sometimes it is enough to pour your problems out when your closest friend or colleague is listening to what you have gone through, and possibly offer you new perspectives to deal with them. Sometimes it’s better to speak with a professional.
37. Forgive yourself
Instead of shooting yourself in the foot thinking that you have failed if you take it easy because of your exhaustion, completely accept the fact that you really need to rest, and stop feeling guilty about it.
Take the time to recover because it only makes things worse in the long run if you try to do something when you don’t have the energy.
38. Concentrate on your accomplishments instead of what you didn’t get done.
Carry a small notebook and try to jot down daily all the things that you accomplish during the day.
Remember what you are grateful for. It makes your mind concentrate on positive thoughts, and keeps you motivated when you realise how much you actually completed something and realise all the good things in your life.
Feed your soul
39. Listen to guided meditations, relaxations, yoga, visualisations or a good audiobook.
40. Nourish your creative talents.
Do something that you love, immersed in a state of flow where time loses it’s meaning you get nourished and energised on a deeper level.
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Kevin Paul Humphrey
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