Mental Fatigue – How To Relax Your Mind & Boost Your Energy

Mental Fatigue - how to relax your mind to boost your energy

Mental fatigue can definitely take its toll on your overall well-being. In some ways, it can be even worse than physical fatigue because it makes it hard to think clearly or express your feelings and frustrations. Worse still, mental stress can actually cause physical fatigue and illness, too!

Mental fatigue or exhaustion can be triggered by a many things...your work, your family life in general, conflict, or even not getting enough restorative rest. Mental stress turns decision-making into a near impossible challenge and can even lead to severe depression...all the more reason not to wait before taking proactive steps to avoid falling victim to an overexhausted mind!

6 Ways You Can Relax your Mind & Boost your Energy

Relaxation is absolutely necessary to relieve mental stress and rejuvenate your body and mind. You’re probably thinking, “How am I going to do that?” Well, it’s easy. Here are some tips to help you reduce mental exhaustion and start implementing a relaxation routine:

  • Take time out for yourself. Spend time in a quiet room where you can reflect and get in touch with your spiritual side. Everyone has a different way of self-reflection. Some pray or meditate, others write in a journal or diary, while others simply allow their thoughts to gently release into the darkness and quietness of the room.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Mental fatigue can exist no matter how much sleep you get, but sleep does help refresh your body and mind. Getting adequate sleep will eliminate a lot of your day-to-day stress. After all, the body will have a chance to repair itself and recharge.
  • Free your mind from whirling thoughts inside your head. Take your mind off of those things that are causing you stress by working on a puzzle or spending time with friends and family. Or perhaps you need to go out for a nice dinner or weekend getaway to free your mind.
  • Exercise regularly. Exercise causes your brain to release endorphins, which are known to make you feel happy. It’s like the body’s natural “high.” Even if all you can do is take a 15-minute walk, take it. That can be great alone time for you.
  • Give breathing exercises a try. When things get rough, take deep breaths in through your nose, hold it for 10 seconds, then release. You’ll notice that this will relieve tension.
  • Indulge in some "me-time". Take a day in which you can do things by yourself. Take yourself out to a movie, go to a museum or art gallery, or do something you’ve always wanted to do but never made time for. In doing so, you’ll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of being alone.

Begin integrating these simple exercises into your day and you will feel the weight lift from your shoulders...and, before you know it, you’ll also feel like a brand new person!

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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