Do you ever feel tired of feeling tired? It’s like you get up in the morning and instead of feeling rejuvenated like the people from the TV commercials, you drudge the sound of your alarm and hit it like Ted Williams hits a baseball.
The worst thing is that you have work that needs to be done and you literally can’t afford to slog throughout the day. But there are ways how you can fix that. Since your body is a holistic being, the change in one area will affect a plethora of changes in the other ones. So that’s why these changes will make you feel energetic and motivated to push the day.
Guarana is a plant that comes from the Amazon in Brazil. It has a fruit about the size of a coffee bean and, when ground down, has many benefits. It contains caffeine, up to three times the amount of coffee. It also contains other stimulants as well. Tribes in the Amazon have been making use of it for years, vowing to the therapeutic advantages it offers. These days you can buy guarana online, at health food shops, or even at the supermarket. There are even bottles of drinks that contain it. Anyway, here are a few benefits of guarana energy shots as opposed to an energy drink:
Even though today we’re talking about Piriformis, hopefully you can see that this concept applies to every injury/pain/niggle you have. Your body is made up of complex systems that work in multiple ways, making sure to understand those is the key. Blaming one thing is rarely helpful, instead focus on something you can control: HOW YOU MOVE.
So, do you need to drink eight glasses of water per day? Unless you are thirsty, drinking extra water will probably not offer superior health benefits but probably is not harmful either. However, if kidneys could talk, they would say that hydration challenges represent nothing more than highly marketed peeing contests.
When I reach a point of mental exhaustion, I like to reflect on that fact. Too often, our mental energy — or lack thereof — feels like a moral deficiency rather than a physical one.
If I had more willpower, I could power through and get this done. Why can’t I just focus? What’s wrong with me?!
It’s easy to forget that our brains require energy to function. We wouldn’t run a marathon and then feel like failures when our legs are tired. So why do we treat mental fatigue so differently? Our brainpower is exhaustible, but it’s 100% renewable if we manage it wisely.
Think of this article as your marathon training program for your brain. I can’t promise you’ll never feel mental fatigue but you can experience it less often, less severely, and with fewer negative consequences for your mental health and productivity.
First things first, what do we even mean when we say “mental fatigue”?