Almost every woman at one time or another, felt so fatigued for a variety of reasons these includes:menopause, caring for a new-born, working odd hours, chronic anxiety, and poverty, to name only a few. Fatigue is a constant, not an occasional, problem. Stimulants don’t really give us more energy, though they are what many women turn to when they feel too tired. Stimulants create false energy, leaving us more exhausted at deeper levels. One more cup of coffee, one more soft drink, one more jolt of fear increases energy, to be sure. But these choices also deplete our bones of their minerals, weaken our core energy, and prevent truly restful, restorative sleep. Even herbal stimulants, like cayenne and guarana are, well, stimulants. They push us too hard and erode our long-term health.
Extreme fatigue indicates a profound need to do nothing. Ask family and friends to give you a day totally off. Barricade yourself in your room.
BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
The internal processes that occur during puberty, motherhood, menopause or any other profound change in your life require tremendous amounts of energy. Even if you provide yourself with very high quality nutrients and use your energy wisely, you may still feel unreasonably tired. Many cultures offer newborns and moms a quiet, alone month or more, allow menopausal women to retire for a year or more while they Change, and give grieving parents/partners/children/friends time off from responsibility. If yours doesn’t, at least be gentle with yourself.
Give Yourself A Break
Every hour, take a 60-second break. Breathe deeply; stand up and stretch; drink a glass of water or some herbal infusion. Schedule a regular time to meditate or take a nap every day. Small frequent rests help more than an extra hour of sleep; but do both if you can.
Set aside an hour a week to do something indulgent for yourself: a long soak in a hot bath, a manicure, a walk alone in a beautiful place. Nourish yourself and you will have more energy to give to others.
Treat Yourself To A Massage Once A Month
A skillful massage releases tension, helping you get more benefit from your sleep and downtime, thus liberating more energy and helping you begin the upward spiral into increased vitality.
Eat Seaweeds And Meals Rich In Iron
Seaweeds of all kinds help restore energy by nourishing nervous, immune, and hormonal systems. Make it a habit to eat seaweed as a green vegetable at least once a week. Eat a spoonful of molasses or try a dropperful of yellow dock tincture several times a day.
Green Plant Gives The Most Energy
The plants with the deepest green give you the most energy. A daily cup of nettle infusion increases energy without wiring your nerves. Nettle strengthens the adrenals, allowing you to tolerate more stress with less harm. And it nourishes your immune system.