Fatigue and Energy Management
Why is energy management important?
How is fatigue impacting sufferers of auto-immune disease?
Time and energy management:
So what can you do to manage your energy?
Building energy stores:
- Rest as much as possible: see my post on resting well for tips.
- Healthy diet: (Follow a protocol that will be most suitable for maximising your energy production. eg. AIP, Wahls, GAPS, Paleo, Paddisons etc. It is important to get professional help with this decision.)
- Reduce caffeine and sugar as this can lead to crashes in energy.
- Make sure you are well hydrated with good quality water.
- Gentle exercise: if your condition allows it can help boost energy levels.
- Deep breathing: making sure that you are breathing to full capacity so that you receive the maximum amount of oxygen.
- Energy Medicine Routine: follow a video of the energy routine here.
- Practicing gratitude: try writing a list of gratitudes in a journal each day.
- Practicing forgiveness: Read my post on forgiveness for help with this.
- Energy practices to help release dense energy eg. EFT, Emotion Code, Theta Healing etc.
- Letting go of stress and tension and accepting what is: see my post on surrender.
- Meditation: Even 10 minutes a day will allow for a “reset” of your system Headspace
- Avoid disturbing programmes/ films that have a negative affect on you.
- Follow your heart and do what you love or you will be running yourself into the ground.
- Make a list of activities that feed your soul and leave you feeling energised. Try to do one every day.
- Get some help if you have anxiety issues as that type of nervous energy is very draining.
- Follow The Four Agreements and you will avoid needless over-thinking and rumination on past actions which decreases energy.
- Rest some more!!
Using energy wisely:
- Pacing your activity so that you don’t overdo it on a good day. (This ME Diary app is helpful for anyone with chronic illness)
- Track when you have most clarity in the day and scheduling your most mentally demanding tasks for that time. (Free tracking printable below).
- Track when you have energy highs and lows over a week so that you can plan accordingly. (Free tracking printable below).
- Track your sleep patterns so that you see the connection between amount of sleep and energy the next day.
- Also for women it is very important to reduce energy usage around the time of menstruation. Doing too much at this time just adds to fatigue and PMS symptoms.
- Use a planner or Bullet journal to plan and prioritise your days wisely.
- In the same way as we have cycles of sleep we also have daytime circadian cycles of 90mins. So it is important to schedule breaks in any period of work or activity. Ideally for 20/ 30 minutes every 90 minutes.
- Focus rather than multi-task so that you are using your energy in an optimal way.
- Rest ..again!
“I’m not lazy, I’m on energy saving mode”
Please do download my energy tracker and planner below.
Once you have tracked your energy levels for a couple of weeks, plan out your day using the energy management planner to maximise your high points and honour your low points.
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