Listen to Your Body: Seven Signs That You’re Exhausted & How to Recharge

Listen to Your Body: Seven Signs That You’re Exhausted & How to Recharge

  • By - Mountrax Editor
  • 18 May, 2024

Do you get home from work and just collapse on the sofa in a tired heap? Are you finding yourself cancelling social plans and events because you’re just too tired? Are you ordering unhealthy takeaways because you can’t be bothered to cook?

It sounds like you’re exhausted. The modern world sees us leading busy lives, and exhaustion and burnout are real problems. The good news is that these problems can be addressed with some simple changes to your lifestyle. Read on to find out more about the signs you need to make some changes, and how to do this.


7 Signs of Exhaustion

1. Changes in eating habits. We all know that nourishing home cooked food is better than ordering junk food from a takeaway. A McDonalds once in a while won’t hurt, but if you’re regularly ordering takeaways because you’re too tired to cook, you could be in need of a recharge.

2. Fatigue despite plenty of sleep. Constantly feeling fatigued or feeling drained despite adequate rest is a sign of exhaustion.

3. Lack of motivation. If you’re putting off that run you’ve been planning, or you don’t have the energy to do some DIY around the house, it’s a sign something isn’t right.

4. Poor sleep quality.Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling tired despite sleeping are all signals that the body isn’t working as it should.

5. Irritability.You could be in need of a recharge if you have developed a short fuse. Perhaps you are losing your temper at work or falling out with your friends and family over silly things.

6. Avoiding social activities.If you’re normally a bubbly, social person but you often find yourself cancelling plans because you’re too tired or not in the mood, it’s a sign something is wrong.

7. Anxiety.Anxiety often manifests in people who are overtired and stressed. Perhaps you’re experiencing heightened feelings of unease, worry or stress.


How to recharge effectively

If you’re experiencing one or several of the things mentioned above, it’s definitely worth you trying to make some changes in your life to improve the situation. There are simple steps that you can take to address poor sleep, diet and mood, which can make a huge difference to your mental and physical wellbeing. Here are some suggestions that you could try!

1. Regular exercise. Exercise such as walking, running, swimming, cycling or working out at the gym releases endorphins that improve your mood and reduce stress. It’s incredibly beneficial for your physical health too!

2. Prioritize good sleep. The body needs 7-8 hours of restful sleep per night to fully recharge. Ensure you practice good sleep hygiene. Go to bed at the same time every night, come off your phone an hour before bed, and establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath or doing some yoga. You could also purchase an eye mask or earplugs if external noise keeps you awake.

3. Maintain a balanced diet.That old saying “you are what you eat” rings true. A balanced, healthy diet ensures the body stays in good physical health and affects your mental health too. Eat lots of vegetables and protein, drink plenty of water and avoid overindulging in sweat treats and fatty foods. A takeaway on a Friday night or a  few beers at the weekend is just fine – life is about balance, just don’t overdo it!

4. Stay active throughout the day.Avoid prolonged periods of sitting by incorporating movement breaks into your daily routine, even if it's just a short walk.

5. Try meditation and mindfulness. Meditation can help the mind to relax. Incorporate deep-breathing exercises, yoga or meditation into your routine.

6. Utilize relaxation tools.There are massage tools and other equipment you can purchase to help you relax. Tools such as the MOUNTRAX back massager can be incorporated into your evening wind down routine.


How MOUNTRAX Back and Neck Massager can help you recharge

The back and neck massager by MOUNTRAX is a great relaxation aid. It can be used both to ease physical pain perhaps caused by exercise or at work, and also as a general relaxation tool. Not limited to the back and neck, the massager can also be used to soothe specific areas of pain and tightness in the shoulders, arms, legs and elsewhere.

Adjustable heat settings mean that you can select the setting best suited to your specific problem or preferences. The device also includes four advanced deep-kneading 3D massage nodes that move in two directions, replicating the precise inward and outward motions of a professional Shiatsu massage. And the device’s ergonomic contours ensure that it perfectly fits your neck and back curves to provide excellent support and a therapeutic massage!

MOUNTRAX Back and Neck Massager is also easy to operate and fully customisable, with two intensity settings, two heat settings and two timer settings. The device is portable and easy to transport, for example from home to work.

MOUNTRAX Back Massager

If you’re struggling with exhaustion, then there are many steps you can take. Focussing on sleep, diet and exercise are incredibly important. But tools such as MOUNTRAX Back Massager can be a superb aid in getting you back to full health and can easily be used before bed whilst you’re reading a book, for example! Remember, always consult a health professional if you are concerned about any aspect of your health.

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