3 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO EASE ADRENAL FATIGUE:
When you have adrenal fatigue, life can be a big struggle. Most of the time, it’s usually a result of lifestyle factors. Stress, long working hours, negative people or relationships are just a few examples of situations that drain you of your energy.Often we aren’t able to change a difficult situation, but we can always change the way we respond to it. There are lots of things we can do that are effective in caring for our tired adrenal glands, and they don’t cost a cent! All you need is to make the time for some self care at regular times each day. Spending just 5-10 minutes with some restful activities can really make a big difference. With regular diligence and commitment to yourself, you will slowly start to feel better. Remember, it didn’t take overnight for you to feel this way, so a little patience is required. Your body will heal itself perfectly if you give it the space to do so.
HERE ARE 3 OF MY FAVOURITE LIFESTYLE TIPS TO ASSIST YOU:
1. Spend time outside in Nature: Whether it’s in a park, the beach, a forest, or even your own back yard, sit alone quietly and absorb the energy of Mother Earth. Listen to the wind in the trees and feel it on your face, watch the moving water of the ocean or stream; really feel the earth beneath your bare feet. Close your eyes and allow your body to relax. Lie on the grass and really let go for a few minutes; imagine the earth is draining all your worries away. Breathe deeply and listen to the sound of the birds. These activities can be extremely refreshing and restorative.
2. Retire for sleep earlier: If you’re falling asleep on the couch at 8 pm, then take yourself to bed! The most beneficial sleep you will experience are the hours before midnight, when you will go into deep REM sleep. Many people with adrenal fatigue get their “second wind” after dinner or in the evening, but be assured, staying up late is counterproductive to your well being. Elevated cortisol levels may lead to difficulty falling asleep, so if you are experiencing insomnia, see your naturopath to determine the cause. If you are waking throughout the night, you may be experiencing low blood sugar levels. Have a light snack an hour before bed, such as a banana, or some peanut butter on crisp bread.
3. Avoid the energy drainers: Are there people in your life that make you feel depleted? You know the ones, who love complaining, want you to be available 24/7, or are just hard to get on with? This might be an acquaintance, relative, or work colleague. Most of the time, these people don’t even realise the effect they are having on you. Take a moment to reflect on the people in your life; who elevates you, and who drains you? If you are able to minimise the time you spend with the drainers, and focus on the more positive friendships, you will feel so much better for it. Do your best to get on with the difficult people when you are together, particularly if it is a work colleague. Avoid arguments and set a positive example by being pleasant.
WHERE TO FROM HERE?
These are just a few ways to restore some energy back into your life. If you’d like some additional assistance on your journey back to health, I am here to help. Reclaim your health and give me a call today!