Ever ask yourself sometimes “I’m at home and I’m exhausted. Why is that so?”
Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.
Now relax. Don’t worry you are not alone. The majority of the people working from home feel the same way as you do. You may be thinking that your daily walk, commute or elevator runs before the pandemic is more exhausting than working from home but as it turns out you are more emotionally, physically and mentally drained. But the question remains, why?
Let’s understand the possible reasons behind all these exhaustions and most importantly, what can you do about it.
- First, it all happened so fast. We were not even given time to contemplate and plan out. Suddenly, everything was limited, if not closed. What can we do about it?
- Accept that there is an ongoing pandemic and moving forward plan out in advance.
- Prepare a short-term plan, a long-term plan with options.
- Second, there was no other choice and this lack of autonomy can be exhausting. What can we do about it?
- List down the benefits of working at home and keep that list in a place where you will always be reminded hence, avoid the negativity of having no choice.
- Third, Information overload. The influx of new protocols and guidelines can be overwhelming. This is not what you were used to. Clocking for work may be totally different from what you were used to pre-pandemic. Adjusting and learning how to navigate online meetings not to mention the daily COVID updates may be too much to process. What can we do about it?
- Filter out the information relevant to you.
- In extreme cases, you may tune out to irrelevant information most especially if it’s draining you.
- Fourth, less personal connection. We all miss those small chats by the pantry or water station. The morning smile of your favorite barista or those casual nods from strangers. Believe it or not but those small things can somehow ease stress. What can we do about it?
- Bridge that gap, do yourself a favor give your friends and family a ring, or have a video call.
- A short casual conversation can easily brighten someone’s day.
Now, you might be wondering “Well, what does this have to do with me gaining weight?
Well, as you may or may not know, fatigue may trigger and sometimes can trigger biochemical reactions and even cause medical issues. And not only that, but it is also a common symptom associated with some conditions.
This means that you being too tired all the time may lead to weight gain due to possible medical issues or you gaining weight may also lead to fatigue.
One of the reasons that fatigue can lead to weight gain is simply the hormonal connection. Our hormones are all inter- connected. When one hormone is affected such as melatonin (the sleep hormone) or (cortisol (the stress hormone), other hormones such as ghrelin or leptin (the hunger and satiety hormones) can be affected too and thus leading to weight gain.
So, you may be asking, “what are the possible illnesses or medical issues that may be linked directly or indirectly to exhaustion?”
Some medical issues are:
- Thyroid conditions
- Chronic Diseases
- Inflammatory conditions
- Adrenal fatigue
If you wonder right now if exhaustion may have affected your weight or maybe lead to some health issues, do not hesitate to check with me as I offer FREE CONSULTATION and then we can discuss steps forward for you to get help.
Now that we’ve gone through the list, hopefully, you’ll put into practice eliminating and lessening your exhaustion. And one last thing, did you know that having a healthy and active lifestyle can also reduce exhaustion? Yes, be mindful of your meals and be active as much as possible. I guarantee you’ll feel better in no time.
Keep your health in check, find time to relax and rest.
Here are some tips that can help you ease exhaustion and lose weight while sleeping!
You can thank me after 🙂
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