I feel like this is the first time in seriously over a decade that I can actually relax! Okay, when I say "relax" I mean write a book, blog everyday, and still manage 2 online businesses but this new pace is exactly what the doctor ordered. The only deadlines I have right now are set by me!
Sleeping 8 hours a night, meditating each morning, doing pilates, writing, and walking is how I spend my days. It's absolutely magical!
5 Signs That You Could Have Adrenal Fatigue
Do you feel tired all day even with that double tall almond milk latte?
Do you have trouble sleeping at night despite trying to relax and taking lavender baths?
Have you gained weight recently or started craving more salty and sweet foods?
Have you had to call in sick more often because you keep picking up colds around the office?
Have you recently been experiencing more stress than usual?
Learn To Chill Out!
Yes, I know this is much easier said than done but whether you realize it or not, stress plays a HUGE role in your health. Maybe the stresses in life have changed dramatically over the years (like you don't have to worry about a bear chasing you) but our stress response still remains the same. Cortisol is a stress hormone that's secreted by the adrenal cortex which helps our body cope with stress by mobilizing stored energy sources and increasing the availability of substances for tissue repairs. This hormone can be very helpful in the short-term but chronic stress can really disrupt the body causing issues like anxiety, weight gain, and insomnia.
- Put your laptop away 1 hour before bed
- Switch to herbal tea after lunch
- Opt to go for a hike on Saturday instead of a drinks and dancing Friday night
- Find your perfect adaptogen and take it religiously
- Drink water
- And stop working so much!