I thought I’d mention a little bit about how closely tied anxiety and fatigue are in terms of the body this time around. The body is very much affected by the mind and vice versa. When we get into long term stressful situations it actually begins to wear down the body, and that in turn helps wear down the mind and spirit leading to a deadly downward spiral.
We should all recognize how closely intertwined our minds, bodies and spirits are, so we can take the proper measures to stop that spiral and improve overall health immedietely.
The next time you find yourself feeling ill, rundown and just kind of chronically achy try a few of these tips to improve over the next week:
- Drink water! Right now to start clearing your system, hydrate the body and flushing toxins.
- Don’t think about your worries. Set aside a specific time each day when you will worry at your problems. When that time ends you have to set those problems aside and do something constructive.
- Physical Activity improves mood. I recommend a twenty minute walk in particular. It really helps.
- Eat protein and complex carbs. The protein will give the body amino acids that help produce dopamine and norepinephrine. The carbs give the energy needed to get through tough days.
There are lots of ways to improve the health and outlook but the main thing is to let go of the anxiety and stress.