I feel like I’ve just run a marathon…..and I haven’t even left my desk!

Have you ever had one of ‘those’ days? The one where you leave at the crack of dawn, don’t stop all day, get home after dark and only just find the energy to eat some form of dinner before collapsing in a heap in bed? And you literally didn’t leave your desk all day. Yep, we all have them. And unfortunately, mental exhaustion drains you physically also.Regardless of its origin, fatigue manifests across your body both mentally and physically. If you are mentally fatigued, you will be physically exhausted depleting more and more your energy credits without restoring them. When you are feeling like this, you barely have the energy to think let alone move.

Regardless of its origin, fatigue manifests across your body both mentally and physically. If you are mentally fatigued, you will be physically exhausted depleting more and more your energy credits without restoring them. When you are feeling like this, you barely have the energy to think let alone move.

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, your body requires energy to be able to invest in energy producing activities, for example exercise. Exercise has been proven to help reduce stress and increase confidence. Whether its Tai Chi or CrossFit, any form of exercise has shown to reduce stress and improve mood through the increase of brain serotonin levels. It reduces stress, gives you a feeling of balance, increases confidence and positively affects our approach on daily activities.

Likewise, when you eat right, you move right – you have more mental awareness and clarity. Consuming nutritious foods that fuel our bodies helps to maintain a sustained level of energy assisting in those energy-producing activities.

It is a wicked cycle – workflow increases; energy output is stretched; fuelling your body is dropped down the priority list; energy is depleted; time limits and lack of energy become excuses to not exercise/commit to energy producing activities; workflow continues at an unsustainable pace; our bodies begin to shut down, all leading to illness and inflammation.

We need to break the cycle. We need to slow down in order to go faster. To learn more about managing your energy credits, contact us.

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