Ever have days when you feel like you’re not your usual self at all? Days when you feel like you’re down or you have a hard time feeling happy?
There’s a good chance that you’re experiencing emotional fatigue. It’s not surprising at all, given that the pandemic is still going on and other than that, there’s this thing called life.
While it’s normal, you don’t have to go through this all the time. Implementing proper self-care can help relieve emotional fatigue and boost your mental health at the same time.
So if you’re ready to learn how, let’s get started!
You can not always control your day but you can start it the best possible way you can. Wake up early (avoid snoozing your alarm clock), hydrate your body, meditate, do some quick exercise, read a book, listen to nice music, and practice gratitude.
Once this morning routine turns into a morning habit, you will feel more fulfilled as you see tasks ticked off your list, and sooner or later, you will feel your spark return.
Simple Hack: Don’t use your phone for at least an hour. Not only will it help you use your time efficiently, but you can also avoid seeing things that might ruin your day.
There’s beauty in meditation. It’s simple and it doesn’t have to consume so much of your time.
Just give yourself some quiet time 10-minutes a day and feel your mind relax, your energy replenished, and your body calm.
They say “laughter is the best medicine” and I couldn’t agree more. It’s free and it does wonders to the body.
For instance, it stimulates blood flow, reduces cortisol (a.k.a. stress hormone), and allows more oxygen to enter your body.
If that’s not enough, laughing can tone your abs, too!
So do your best to incorporate laughing every single day by watching or reading something funny or simply by hanging out with people who make you laugh.
I know, I know. It’s not always easy, especially when you’re a mom. However, if you can, take the opportunity to sleep earlier than usual and avoid using technology at least 30 minutes before sleeping.
Having a good night’s sleep can help regulate your emotions, improve your focus, effectively process emotions, and make better decisions.
Whether you want to write it down or make it a part of your meditation, taking note of the things you’re grateful about can fill your bucket whenever you feel like it’s empty.
It can also make you happier as you remind yourself of the things or people that you are thankful for Remember, it doesn’t always have to be grand; even the simplest things, such as the beautiful flower you saw last time, a new day to live, or your kid can go a long way.
If you’re feeling emotionally drained and tired, it’s probably because you are forgetting about yourself.
Putting yourself first is quite hard, especially when you have to take care of other people. However, if you don’t do it, you will end up feeling burnt out and as a result, you won’t be able to perform your tasks efficiently.
So you see, prioritizing yourself is not something to feel guilty about; it’s a way to recharge and rejuvenate yourself so you can give more.
Have some quiet time, drink your favorite tea, read a book, or if you can, go out and treat yourself. After all, you deserve it!
How do you recharge yourself whenever you feel emotionally drained?
I’d love to know in the comment section below.