Waking up feeling tired? Hitting a mid-day lull? Get home from work and wanting to just crash on the couch? Whether it is seasonal, maybe the cooler weather and shorter days of Fall and Winter approaching, or more of a chronic occurrence, fatigue and lack of energy hits us all from time to time. Our society tends to lead a fast pace lifestyle and the constant go-go-go can take its toll on our mind and bodies. Feeling tired or fatigued is not desirable, nor is the lack of energy, all of which can cause less productivity and make life less enjoyable. So what can we do about the lack of energy? How do we combat the feeling of fatigue? Below are eight tips that I do to not only help get me moving, but keep me moving throughout the day as well.
I hope my little tips and tricks to help combat fatigue and regain the feeling of energy is helpful to you. I always like to add regular massages into my monthly plan as well, but there are plenty more ideas out there to help you out and keep you moving throughout your days. Keep in mind that your diet plays a big role in your energy levels, too. If you find that you are chronically tired, you should consult with your doctor and nutritionists to rule out any serious health issues, that you are not reacting to any medications, not deficient in any vitamins or minerals, and that you are eating foods that are good for you. Food sensitivities and allergies can cause the feeling a fatigue as well. Talk to your healthcare professional if your lack of energy and feeling of fatigue is a common occurrence and is interfering with living your life.
I always tend to do a little reflection each September, as it is my anniversary month of when I first started practicing Massage Therapy. Deciding to give up my Monday through Friday office job with great benefits and become a Massage Therapists was not any easy decision, and it was definitely a scary one for me. I just knew that I was not passionate about my job and I realized that I was not happy with it. It was time for a change and a time to start pursuing my own passions and to find a career that I would be happy with doing for years to come.
Taking the steps to pursuing your passion and happiness is not always easy or clear cut. It can be scary, frustrating, confusing, and challenging. Here are 7 lessons that I have learned along the way in making my career and lifestyle changes:
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.