Simple Steps to Relieve Fatigue Funk So You Can Function Better
Ever felt like your brain is more active than your body?
Physical exhaustion. Can’t get motivated.
It’s. All. Too. Hard.
This is a message to STOP. Let go of the racing thoughts of “I have to…” and “I need to” and “No-one else will do it”.
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what can happen if you keep pushing yourself. Or maybe I do.
When you have moments, days even, like this it can feel frustrating because you know things need to be done. But how important are they right in this moment?
Yes, you might look around and see toys, dirty washing, clean washing, dishes all piled or scattered around. It can feel overwhelming. Especially if mess gets on your nerves (like it does to me, the Virgo).
Let it go. You can even sing the Frozen song version if you like. Try it. It works wonders!
Here’s steps to help you get through the pain of fatigue and help you have the energy you need to complete your day:
Go and lay on the bed. Or couch. Or even better, outside on a rug under the shade of a tree.
Place your hands – 1 on your heart, 1 on your belly
Breathe in through your nose, slowly and consciously; breathe out through your mouth for the same duration
With each inhale after that breathe in a little more, keeping the exhale the same count as your inhale
Make an ‘aaaahhhhhh’ sound as you breathe out, or what ever sound you feel you need. Do this is much as you feel to.
Let yourself doze if you can. I know it could be tricky if you’ve got a little one. It’s ideal to do this when they’re sleeping, or if someone is there to help.
When you hop up, drink a big glass of quality water. (We’ve got top grade ionized water that penetrates on a molecular level – ask me if you want to know more.)
Eat a nourishing meal, one that’s easy to digest, super nutritious and free of dairy, gluten and sugar. Eg: A cup of bone or vege broth, a couple of eggs with avocado, some roasted sweet potato with lashings of tahini.
If you’re not hungry, try a herbal tea like peppermint, licorice and fennel.
If you can manage it, get a tub, fill it with magnesium chloride flakes or epsom salts (or both) and sit and soak your feet for 15 minutes. You can always do this later while you’re breastfeeding, or before you go to bed. Make sure you’ve got someone to help you if you’re early postpartum.
Taking action with the first step can seem like a push. But it’s very necessary. It will move you out of the fatigue funk.
Remember, take your super-mum cape off, mama. Looking after yourself first helps you to look after your baby, your family. Don’t just cope, start to thrive.
Brian D Ridgway