blog by Rose-Marie Rosdahl
Physical and Mental tiredness
An important thing to keep in mind is that people diagnosed with mental fatigue are those who have fought too long with too much. They are overachievers, and with high working morals. They are not lazy, but they do get tired. That’s a big difference!
During our lives we can be exposed to different kinds of ”tiredness” ;
Below you find two;
For example; when you’ve exercised, used your muscles, and pushed them harder to get stronger, you’ll experience physical tiredness.
While working out you will break your muscles down.
Then for the muscles to grow we need to rest in-between our exercise sessions.
This is understandable, and makes sense, right?
We reach mental tiredness when we have had too much to do under a longer period of time. The tasks have been tearing and mentally demanding. We are struggling to get all our tasks to add up, but we feel they never will. We become overloaded.
Even the things that we normally love to do can end up feeling like a pressure.
We forget that mental recovery is as important as physical recovery!
If we don’t take time for mental rest, we get more and more tired, although we sleep and rest we won’t feel well-rested and actually if we just keep on going, we will get ill. In that case we need to learn to see and accept our current situation as it is. Also we need to learn to allow us to get recovery and healing.
We need an understanding environment during our recovery. We also need to learn to get a grip of ourselves and it needs to be done step by step. We can experience that it feels like we take one step forward and two steps back. Keep in mind, this is a process!
It’s important to get enough rest and sleep, and remember to breathe fresh air.
Spend time in Nature, to grow stronger.
Also important is to have a lot of Love and patients with ourselves.