If you are tired all the time and don’t know the reason – look deeper. Don’t ever ignore the symptoms that your body is sending you as the underlying cause of chronic fatigue can be very serious. And don’t forget one thing – lethargy cannot be treated with vitamins.
The depressing truth
The number of people complaining about fatigue grows each day. It has become a modern phenomenon to be exhausted and grumpy, but helpless to do anything about it. All of this makes us insufficiently prepared for both mental and physical work. We always end up fearing that we will not have enough time to complete all obligations.
Fatigue has become a way of life, the proof of our overbooked daily life and a new epidemic of modern society.
The wrong ways to react
Some of us are tired because we don’t work, some because they work way too much and the rest because they are simply exhausted from life. The job we don’t enjoy doing makes us tired, along with the people we meet, the ones we try to avoid and people we care about make us feel tired as well. Most of the time, we feel outraged about everything and any work is somehow perceived as a waste of energy and a new, pointless effort. As a result, we end up with an emotional, social and metal collapse.
We find it hard to concentrate on daily tasks, to maintain a harmonious relationships with our family and friends and we are not able to enjoy the free time.
Millions of people complain about unexplained fatigue, while showing no real desire to find the real cause. Somehow, we end up blaming it all on climate changes, the hot wind, insomnia, lack of money and plenty of stress at work. But, sadly, the reasons can be a lot more serious than a busy schedule.
Comprehending the reasons
Fatigue is a defensive reaction of the body created to let us know that we have gone too far, that we are on the verge of our available power.
The causes of fatigue are numerous. In 3% of fatigue cases, it is a result of personal and professional problems. In 23% of cases the reason is a mental illness, while 16% is caused by various diseases.
The least comprehensive type is mental fatigue. This is the most common type appearing in 80% of cases and is a result of our living habits, characterized by the loss of enthusiasm, lack of motivation and no desire to work.
It is up to each one of us to determine what takes away our energy and what gives it. Customize your schedule to your natural rhythm and focus on the task ahead, not the deadline.
Experts say that it is easiest to cope with discomfort and obligations in the morning, because we have the most energy and enthusiasm then and the disruptions are at a minimum. If you want to read more about this, make sure to check this great book out: The Amazing Healing Power of Kitchari: Weight Loss, Detox and Rejuvenation.