Hi Kayla! I hope you were able to get some rest last night. When I am feeling really run down and exhausted, I give in to it. I used to fight it, but I found it only made things worse for me.
To recover, I try to treat myself a little gentler. I go to bed if I’m tired, I nap if I need to and I make sure I am eating properly. The eating is important because if you don’t fuel yourself properly, then it only adds to the fatigue.
If I can’t sleep, but need to rest, then I’ll lie on the couch and watch dvds, listen to music on my ipod, surf the net on my laptop or read a book.
I also ask for help. I will ask people to pitch in and make dinner, walk the dog, vacuume, do laundry or whatever I feel isn’t important enough for me to be expending energy on at that time. If no one is around to help, then I just let it slide for the time being.
I don’t know if any of this is helpful for you. My best advice is to do the things that help you feel more relaxed and rested. Hope you feel more energised soon!
I had a really tiring day yesterday. All I could do to get through it was push off doing any heavy work, take a nap, and listen to music constantly (that saying “take it one day at a time”…ya, sometimes, 1 day is just too long, so I go by minutes instead. “during this song I’ll wash the dishes, once the next song comes on I’ll have a break, when the song after that comes on, I’ll get back to the dishes” etc)
Spacing out caffeine helped as well (I try to stick to one caffeinated cup of coffee a day, so I started drinking much smaller amounts of it so I could split that 1 cup into 4 little cups throughout the day). Lots of fruit help too I find. If I have absolutely no energy left, I’ll make a strawberry-banana-soy smoothie and follow it up with some toast to get a little bit of a burst.