One of the biggest problems faced by working women around the globe is fatigue, and it is not a surprise. Having to contend with the pressures of managing your home while at the same time giving your best at work can be an energy-sapping task. Research shows that one begins to feel fatigue in a far more pronounced fashion between the ages of 30 to 50. This lack of energy and the constant feeling of tiredness can lead to a dip in productivity and interest levels. It can be a highly frustrating experience for someone who enjoys being on their toes and giving their 100% to all their endeavors.
Here are some ways that a working woman can keep fatigue at bay:
While you may feel that you are working through the day, it is not necessarily an exercise for your body. Make sure that you are always getting enough exercise to keep yourself fit. Regular exercise allows your body to cope better with a hectic schedule. It can provide you the much-needed boost of energy and endorphins that can change your mood and also help you feel better about yourself. Exercise is far more effective than, say, a cup of coffee and will also give you long-term physical and mental benefits.
Get Enough Sleep
Resting for at least 7 hours a day is crucial if you are to tackle the day at optimum efficiency. When raising children, sleep can seem to be a rare commodity, but finding enough time to rest can be the decisive factor between feeling fatigued and feeling energized. The importance of giving your body time to heal and rest can never be understated. If you cannot get 7-8 hours of continuous rest, snatching a half-hour nap in the middle of the day can also be helpful. Sleeping on time will be a good start if you want to establish a healthy sleep pattern.
The biggest and the most common cause of fatigue is the lack of enough fluids in the body. While working around the house or at the office, a woman is so caught up that the thought of downing a glass of water doesn’t come to her unless she feels parched. Make sure that you are drinking the requisite amount of water every day. The best way to find out if you are drinking enough water is the color of your urine. If it is pale yellow you are okay, if it is darker, then you may need to up your water intake.
Know Your Body
Many of us tend to live with the feeling that we are still in the same shape as we were when we were in our twenties. Sleeping late, binge eating, drinking, are all things that can throw your body clock out of whack. With time one should focus on understanding how their body functions and figure out the best way to get the most out of one’s body. This could be small things like eating lighter but healthier meals, sleeping on time, exercising, or even meditating. Understanding your body’s rhythms is all about being humble and letting your body do the talking.
Fatigue is becoming more common in today’s highly competitive world. Even more so for working women considering the sheer amount of work they face both at home and at the workplace. There are, however, some easy ways to work past it and be healthier and more energetic.