TIPS TO REGAIN YOUR LUST FOR LIFE
Get into a regular habit of listening to your favourite Hypnotic Tape, just once a day, even in bed as you sleep.
MULTIVITAMINS & MINERALS
Take one a day of a good brand. Harmless but beneficial if you use every day. With today’s over production and processing, the goodness in the soil is deleted, so even veg and fruits are still lacking the body’s essentials for healthy living.
“HAPPY OPTIMISTIC PEOPLE HAVE CLEANER ARTERIES, LESS CANCER, FEVER, COLDS, A STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM AND MORE ENERGY,” SAYS WATERHOUSE.
Food is the most important weapon in the war against fatigue, says Waterhouse, and women are not getting enough. She urges us to throw our diet sheets out of the window and learn to eat all kinds of food in moderation. Most of us, she claims, need more protein, fat and carbohydrates than we are getting. Eat little and often and only when hungry.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Fatigue is the first and most common sign of dehydration. As your blood volume decreases, your heart pumps harder to oxygenate your body, you develop a headache and your legs feel like lead. On average we need about three pints of water a day to replace what we lose. Keep a glass of water by you while you work and a bottle in the car. Have a glass with meals and designate three other times as your regulated slot.
Exercise not only increases production of endorphins (the feel good brain chemicals) it reduces anxiety and depression and improves memory, imagination and sleep quality. If you cannot build a formal exercise regime into your week, remember that mowing the lawn, gardening, vacuum cleaning and running upstairs are all energising.
GET CLOSE TO NATURE
There’s nothing like getting close to nature for recharging the batteries, says Whitehouse. “Nature quickly restores our energy and outsmarts our fatigue, because it’s pleasing to all five senses”. Get out of door more. Sunlight has been found to release brain serotonin (thus improving mood) reduces stress, enable our bodies to make vitamin D (essential for healthy bones) and calm PMS and menopausal tension. Bring nature back into your home, plant a herb garden, buy flowers, relax to tapes of the sea.
If you always dose off in the cinema, or when reading, watching TV, or in a car, you are “sleep deprived”. Try adding 15 minutes of extra sleep a night until your energy levels raise. To improve sleep quality, avoid coffee after 4pm and alcohol-it knocks you out, but reduces good dream sleep. Don’t go to bed empty-hunger releases adrenaline-or too full, stomach acid can interfere with sleep. Try a light snack half an hour before bedtime.
Waterhouse defines intimacy as connecting with yourself and others on a meaningful level. She suggests spending more time with friends who make you feel good, taking up a cause, getting in touch with your spiritual side, improving your sex life, giving yourself treats. Above all it means anything that that improves your self-esteem.
FIND YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR
Welcome laughter into your life. Watch TV comedies, download internet jokes, talk to funny friends, get together with other women-they laugh 127% more than men. Studies show that the bigger the group the more fun you’ll have..
The hardest part of the battle against exhaustion is slowing down the pace of life, shedding responsibilities and cutting your to-do-list. Waterhouse suggests “making Sunday a real day of rest”. Designate a quiet time in every day “relax by meditating, reading and doing yoga.” Tell everybody that you are going away and stay home. Do less, let somebody else do it. Eliminate unfulfilling obligations, schedule your calendar to make life more enjoyable – start saying “no”.