Do you find yourself constantly fatigued, and struggling to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you feel unable to cope with stressful situations? Does your day revolve around consuming stimulants like coffee and overdosing on sugar? If so, these could be the early signs of adrenal fatigue, which are most commonly experienced as low energy and the need for multiple shots of caffeine to rev up the morning or as a way to get through an afternoon slump. If this sounds like you, read on so you can start to nourish, recover and restore your adrenal glands… and as you might guess, stress levels play a role in this process as well.
Step 1 is to evaluate and eliminate any stressors. Take a serious look at your daily schedule. What are you saying yes to that is not bringing you joy or is overwhelming you? Axe it! Instead, make room for deep breathing, meditation and simple yoga. Just a few moments a day (as little as 5 minutes!) can reduce your stress levels.
Improve your diet. Limit caffeine and other stimulants. One instant improvement would be start off your day with a healthy dose of 40 grams of protein. Eliminate sugar and processed grains. Add herbs, coconut and olive oils to your food.
Get better sleep. Improving your sleep hygiene is something to seriously think about. Things like managing your screen time, eliminating sources of light, having an evening routine, can have a positive impact on the quality of your sleep. Creating a transition ritual from daytime to night, and preparing your body for sleep is critical to getting a solid night’s rest.
Eat nutritious foods. Once you’ve improved your diet, you want to be sure you eating the rainbow, such as greens and brightly colored vegetables. In terms of your adrenals, they won’t be as stressed, since your blood sugar and insulin levels will be more balanced.
Don’t overdo the cardio. Excessive cardio is hard on the adrenals. When you are trying to repair and restore, be sure to add more relaxing forms of exercise, such as walking outdoors, to your routine.
Finally, practice calming mindfulness. Internal noise can wreak havoc on all apsects of your health. The benefits of a calm and mindful state of mind cannot be expressed enough when it comes to your total well-being. But if you are feeling overworked, stressed and tired more often than not, it’s time for you to develop a daily practice of mindfulness. If you need help developing a structure for this type of ritual, consider options that make it easy and where you can feel some instant gratification as well as relaxation. For example, this is one of the primary reasons we developed Salty Bath. You can have a warm salty bath that serves many purposes: it’s good for your health, it calms nerves and anxiety and reduces stress, promotes better sleep, and eliminates toxins, plus we provide spiritual tools to help you clear your mind with candles, crystals and intentions to ground you. The essential oils we use will envelop your senses for a dose of aromatherapy which add to your overall relaxing experience. Everything you need to de-stress comes in one box, for you to simply enjoy. It’s an affordable way to make the type of change your body and mind need be rested and recharged.
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