Each time, in order not to collapse from fatigue, we … continue the endless race. The fact is that if you run without stopping, you can create an illusory feeling of an endless supply of strength. In reality, this is not at all the case, because if you do not give yourself a break in a series of endless rushes from kindergarten to work, from work to university, and from university to home, where it would be nice to cook dinner, there is a risk that your legs will buckle on the run. So why do we get so tired?
54% of women work on weekends
While our husband (or lover) on his well-deserved day off stretches out to his full height on the couch in front of the TV, we continue to work. Moreover, it does not matter much here - we solve office problems remotely or wash-clean-cook, the costs are, by and large, the same. Both physical and mental overwork, as a rule, contributes to insomnia, and here you are, you already belong to the same vast majority of women who suffer from a lack of stable sleep and, according to the assurances of scientists, do not get enough sleep on average 341 hours a year, and this, by the way, is about two weeks, which is two times less than for men. Banal lack of sleep dulls feelings and concentration. In such a state, it is impossible to work fully or enjoy life. Lack of sleep is a very common cause of chronic fatigue buildup. Do you really need to sleep five or six or even less hours a night? A well-slept person performs work more efficiently and faster, and his body wears out less.
The stronger sex was much more fortunate - firstly, it is much more difficult for the male body to earn a lack of sleep than for the female, for a simple reason - it is more enduring. And second, studies show that men simply need fewer hours to get a good night's sleep. Not to mention the fact that according to statistics, 91% of males have never ironed, 60% are not aware that a mop is intended for cleaning the floor, and 50% will not dare to go to the stove and for all the treasures of the world. We have long ceased to perceive homework as work - just a duty, from which, alas, there is absolutely nowhere to go. In the end, no one organizes breakfast, lunch and dinner for us for the week ahead, and the linen will not iron itself (see also: Chronic fatigue syndrome: causes, symptoms and treatment methods).
It so happened that men, who, as a rule, are physically tougher than us, are responsible for the big world. That is, to put it simply, while he moves mountains and makes millions, you must protect your home. The trouble is that in our advanced age, women also do not want to sit idly by, and it is not at all in our plans to be satisfied with only household chores, we also want to conquer the peaks and earn millions, and also to have children and maintain the house in perfect okay. Among modern women, hyperresponsibility is cultivated, the duty to be a Batman in a skirt: to independently "resolve" any problems - both at work and at home (see also: What is Clean Sleeping and why healthy sleep is more important than fitness and diets).
Of course, this bar is too high, no one can be perfect. But our perfectionism requires success: to be a professional, a super mom, the life of the company, and besides, an ideal daughter. Towards the end, instead of rejoicing in our own small and big victories, we scrupulously notice the shortcomings: I did not have time to clean the apartment, did not shine at the meeting, did not call my friend back, and there is no time to call my mother for the second month. Isn't it too much for one fragile beauty? Too much, but the stereotypes that have evolved over the centuries simply do not allow us to prefer a career to a life. Now we need to keep up with everything, otherwise we have an overwhelming sense of guilt from the category of "I am a bad mother", "I am a bad wife." In addition, according to statistics, idealists are much more common among women than among men, which means thatwe not only take on an unbearable burden, but also try to complete all tasks on time and efficiently. Otherwise - a feeling of guilt for unjustified expectations. Have you ever thought about the fact that chronic fatigue is fraught with the most negative consequences, up to the risk of one fine day under a dropper?
How to deal with chronic fatigue?
Imagine that your computer has an operating system. All parts are in place, electronics are working properly, but the problem is in the software. Reinstall the program and everything is in order!
This usually happens in the body. Any kind of fatigue, whether caused by an irregular working day, constant stress or endless household chores, ultimately leads to a disruption of the blood supply to the brain and peripheral nervous system. The brain cells begin to choke, and you yawn diligently, sigh sadly, and all interests, ambitions and needs are compressed into one - to sleep. Here are some simple tips to help you clean up.
- At first glance, the idea of making a schedule for the day may seem absurd: you already have enough to-do lists that need to be completed as soon as possible. However, take the trouble to put together another one: if you almost never have free time, organize yourself a "Groundhog Day". You need to get up at the same time every day, go to bed - too, not to mention eating.
- Get into the habit of taking a contrast shower. Firstly, the procedure can keep your body in good shape, regain lost energy and avoid varicose veins - such a "shake-up" for blood vessels will allow you to stay all day not only in a cheerful mood, but also in excellent mood.
- Watch what you eat. Give up fast food and other "heavy" food, which not only does harm to the body, which at first may not be noticed, but also significantly spoils your figure.
- Abstract yourself from reality. Limit your social circle, there is no need to let those who tire you there, try to be alone more often, take walks before bedtime.
- Breathe fresh air (as much as possible, of course, in a big city), and also watch your breath. If stress and fatigue begin to prevail over you, mentally counting to five, inhale slowly and deeply through your nose, then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat for three minutes. Such deep, rhythmic breathing helps both relax and saturate the body with healing oxygen.
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