We are in a Battle – How to Deal With Your “Battle Fatigue”

Depressed woman awake in the night she is exhausted and suffering from insomnia

Adrenal fatigue. You probably know someone personally who struggles with it. Or maybe you struggle with it yourself.

In the midst of adult life you can have a high amount of stress, physically, mentally and emotionally – and that takes it’s toll on our body. We let down our guard… and then fatigue decides to come for an unwelcome visit. And decides NOT to leave!

So now you struggle with the constant exhaustion, depression, emotional breakdowns and… maybe even feelings of incapability?

It is all right to be tired from time to time, it is bound to happen in our busy lives. But adrenal fatigue can get dangerous and cause dangerous inflammations and autoimmune diseases. It’s time to nip it in the bud and beat this thing!

If you aren’t struggling with adrenal fatigue right now, don’t be tempted to pass this by, because chances are, you may very well face it in the future at some point. But there are some ways you can be ready for it and have a fighting chance at avoiding it.

For those of you who are struggling with fatigue… good news! There are some tips for battling it… and BEATING it!

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Building a defense!

One of the best ways to defend yourself… and have a fighting chance at winning… is to KNOW your opponent. Know what to watch out for to avoid fatigue.

Symptoms:

    • Morning fatigue
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Poor Focus
    • Irritability
    • Muscle Tension
    • Cravings (Salty or Sweet)
    • Hormone imbalance
    • Feeling overwhelmed

Now, I do want to point out that it doesn’t always mean you have adrenal fatigue if you struggle with some of these symptoms. But it is always a good idea to be aware of them.

 

Now what can you do?

So how can we win the battle that has already been going on for some time?

  1. Diet

Food is medicine. Food is energy. You need to give your body the nutrition and ingredients it needs to fight this battle that it is up against.

When struggling with fatigue caffeine is NOT your friend. Even if you need to stay awake just TEN  MORE MINUTES to finish a project, it is much better for your body to stop. Caffeine will just mess with your sleep patterns and your adrenals won’t be able to recover the way they are supposed to. So drop the can of soda or the cup of coffee and get to sleep at a decent hour.

Of course we all know sugar and processed foods are a “no no”. Opt for raw honey instead.

Some of the best superfoods for adrenal health that you should get into your diet:

  • Coconut
  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Vegetables (cruciferous vegetables)
  • Chicken and turkey
  • Wild-caught salmon

2. Exercise

Keeping in shape and getting just a little bit of exercise a day (a short walk) can do wonders to keep your spirits up and help walk away that fatigue (it will wear it out and it won’t want to stay 😉 ).

3. Rest and Relaxation

  • Keep a regular sleep cycle. Get some sleep when your body is telling you to. Go to bed at a decent hour, even if you have a lot to do… which brings me to
  • Minimize stress. Stress is a big factor in causing fatigue so it makes sense to minimize it. Obviously we can’t take away all stress from our lives, but we can take reasonable steps to decrease it.
  • Take a vacation. Sometimes it will do a world of good to just get away for a short time and “leave all your troubles behind you”… within reason, of course.

The biggest tip I can give you is this: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.

You know your own body. You know what foods help and what doesn’t. You know what makes you relax, you know what you enjoy. Listen to the body God gave you and use the sources He has given you to help your body heal and thrive.