3 ways to fight spring fatigue
The long winter is finally over. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, birds are singing happily...and you are feeling so tired.
Mornings are the hardest. The alarm rings over and over and over again. And you don`t feel like getting up and greeting the day. Feeling like you had 10 beers the night before and you just had one? Walking half asleep through the kitchen, eager to consume the life-saving shot of espresso?
You are not alone. Spring fatigue is a common condition due to the changing climate and circadian rhythms. So, how to fight it? Here`re a few suggestions:
Being active, social and kind-hearted is amazing. But, sometimes, it`s necessary to slow down.
Feeling stressed today? Stop for a few minutes and do a short meditation focusing on how your body and mind feel. A little can go a long way since you`ll learn to be more self-aware and paying attention to your feelings and needs.
Whatever it is that you enjoy doing, do it. Read a good book, spend the day snuggling with the cat or quite the opposite, run a few miles with a friend. You choose. What`s important is unwinding and boosting your energy levels.
2. Healthy food
Nutrition is important , don`t underestimate it. Spring time can be challenging for your body to adjust. Therefore, you need to fuel it with vitamins, minerals, and fibers. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, fiber -rich foods like oats and protein-packed foods like fish, eggs and beans.
Start the day with a refreshing green smoothie, nuts, eggs, or whatever your body craves. The only recommendation is to go for fresh and unprocessed foods bringing you some natural power. Supplements are another way to add vitamins to your diet, but always consult with a doctor first.
3. Move yourself
To keep the juices flowing, you need to integrate some movement into your life. Whether it`s walking to work, cycling or just taking the stairs, be sure to make it a habit. Cardio intensive sports like running, swimming or circuit training are also a good option to improve your metabolism and blood circulation. The rule says you need to spend at least one hour a day moving. Make it two or three if you can. Your body will thank you.
These are just a few ideas to help you fight spring time fatigue that have to be practiced with caution. If you have any allergies or specific physical conditions, be sure to consider them before doing any of the above.
Otherwise, moving, good food and relaxation might be just what you need to fight spring time fatigue. Try them out and share your opinions in the comments 🙂