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How to Recharge Your Mind and Body When You Feel Drained

Recharge yourself physically

  • Take a warm bath. Try using Epsom salt in your bath. 
  • Use an exfoliating scrub to help recharge your body by improving blood circulation.
  • Change your diet
  • You can help recharge by stretching your muscles for just five minutes every few days. 
  • Exercise — even just for 20 minutes — can leave you feeling energized for hours.
  • Aromatherapy. Scents such as lavender and sage are believed to be particularly relaxing to those under stress.
  • Set up a healthy sleep schedule by going to sleep and getting up at the same time every day.
  • Get regular rest. 60- to 90-minute naps can be a great energy booster. 

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How to Recharge Your Mind and Body When You Feel Drained

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Recharge mentally

  • Make a list of your accomplishments
  • Let go of past mistakes
  • Do something fun
  • Take breaks from things and people that bring you down
  • Spend time with close friends and family
  • Meditate or pray
  • Avoid multitasking
  • Take a break from technology
  • Do something artsy
  • Write in a journal

Why people feel drained

Most likely, exhaustion is linked to:

  • too much or too little physical activity
  • jetlag or something else that confuses your circadian rhythm
  • insomnia or lack of sleep
  • medications such as antihistamines and cough medicine
  • poor eating habits
  • stress
  • trauma
  • drug or alcohol use

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Get quality sleep

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If time allows, make yourself a decent breakfast like scrambled eggs or enjoy a fruit bowl. Consuming protein for breakfast allows your body to avert the inconsistent sugar level that would ultimately result to your body being more alert.

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Increase your energy levels by exercising

This may sound silly, but daily fatigue can actually be a way for your body to tell you that you need more stimulating activities.

Exercise raises your metabolism, boosts your mood and helps you sleep better at night. If hitting the gym ins't for you or doesn't fit in your schedule, a 20-minute brisk walk helps.

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