While we can't always change the circumstance that causes us to feel the strain, we can take certain measures to help ourselves and to make things a lot easier.
Firstly, it is important to identify what kind of exhaustion you are feeling and it is important that if you have been feeling exhausted for a long period of time and it is causing problems with your health, that you should speak to your doctor.
So, without further ado, here are my top tips to dealing with exhaustion...
- Identify what kind of exhaustion you are having problems with
Is it physical, mental or emotional? This may seem pretty obvious but the quickest way to tackle the problem is to identify what it actually is. The way to do this is by taking the time to work how it is you are tired. Do you ache? Do you find it difficult to focus? Or are you teary and feel in a constant state of chaos? Once you have worked out what the issue is, you can begin to resolve it.
- Make sure that you get plenty of sleep
No matter the kind of exhaustion that you are having problems with, making sure that you have enough sleep is vital. It gives you the chance to be fully aware to deal with the problems around you and make sure that you are in top form. Yet, on the other side of the coin...
- Don't get TOO much sleep
Having too much sleep can make you lethargic and mess with your sleeping pattern. What's more by having too much sleep, you may miss out on the opportunity to get things done which causes more strain on the body with the pressure to catch up on all that you've missed.
- Take a break
From the office, from your work, from your chores- go and take a break. Whether that is a holiday, a day away or maybe just trying something new. Your brain needs rest and by stepping away from things for a while or giving your brain something else to dwell on, it gives you the chance to recuperate.
- Finally, come up with a plan
Work out if there is any way to make your situation easier, whether that is by speaking to your boss at work and trying to come up with a solution, find a way to escape for a while (a bubble bath is always good!) and take step by step actions to come out the other end. Remember to RIPAS (Recognise the problem, Identify that it needs to be solved, Plan a solution, Act out the solution, Solve the issue.)