Feeling Drained And Burnt Out: 5 Ways To Recharge Your Mind And Body
It’s a stressful world we live in nowadays, and if you don’t learn how to take care of yourself emotionally, spiritually, and physically, sooner or later you are going to start feeling drained, burnt out, and emotionally and physically exhausted all of the time. After a while, and especially if you allow these feelings to persevere, you are going to start feeling broken both inside and out.
The good thing is, though, that you absolutely hold the power in your hands needed to make a positive change. You have the power to take control of your life, to manage your own expectations and turn them into feasible goals, and most importantly, to build lifelong peace, serenity, and happiness. Here are the five tips and habits you need to adopt into your everyday life in order to recharge your mind and body.
1) Let your asanas heal you physically
Experienced yogis can, and should, combine the healing properties of yoga with simultaneous meditation and spiritual healing (more on that in a bit), but for now, let’s take a look at yoga as a way to get a good workout in and shed the physical stress from your body. If you’re a beginner yogi, this is one of the best ways to challenge your body and enter a state of “inadvertent” meditation.
Concentrating on perfecting your asanas and your flow will allow you to cleanse your mind of all the troubles in your life, and keep you in the moment. Start slowly with Hatha yoga in the morning, but give yourself a goal to advance over time to the more challenging types of yoga, such as Ashtanga or Bikram. If you have a significant other with whom you wish to reconnect through passionate physical contact, be sure to try Acroyoga.
2) Tune out, meditate, and use spiritual healing
The importance of physical exercise notwithstanding, you can also choose to meditate without yoga, alone in your inner palace of solitude where the troubles of the outside world cannot reach you. Yes, meditation is a process, it is a journey, and it requires practice. Don’t expect to experience its restorative benefits after a couple of sessions, but rather work towards achieving lifelong bliss and serenity through daily practice.
It might seem impossible to squeeze yet another “chore” into your busy schedule, but the reality is that you needn’t invest more than 15 minutes in the morning and the evening to tune out and meditate. To help you enter that blissful state faster, use essential oils to tease your senses, surround yourself with healing crystals, and let your inner spirit heal your body and mind.
3) Travel far, travel with a purpose
Without a doubt, one of the most effective ways to banish stress from your mind and soul, and restore your physical strength and zeal is to travel far, and with a purpose. The purpose of your travels shouldn’t be to simply run away, although that is one of the primary drivers, rather it should be to see and do something new, exciting, awe-inspiring, and completely different.
Choose an exotic location where you can explore the breathtaking natural wonders far away from the beehive cities and technology, and don’t forget to bring your snorkel set if you want to lose yourself in the colors and breathtaking vistas of the corals, caves and marine life that dwell underneath the ocean floor. It’s these types of experiences that will make you forget about your troubles back home, and most importantly, distance you enough so that you can recharge and come back stronger than ever before.
4) Get creative
Break the mold, turn your gadgets off, and let your creative self flourish. Through creativity and art, you’re able to distance yourself spiritually and emotionally from your worries, your daily chores and tasks, your office life, and even the most challenging of life’s numerous trials. By being creative and adopting a hobby such as painting or writing, you can escape into your own inner cosmos, come to terms with life’s uncertainties, become stronger and healthier, and thrive.
Like any other healthy habit, being creative is an ongoing process, not a chore or a goal. This is a journey just like yoga or meditation, and the most important thing to remember is to you are in control of this process. What this means is that you needn’t pressure yourself into being creative if you don’t feel like it, nor should you push yourself to write a poem if what your heart really desires is to express itself through painting. Let your spirit guide you, and pick up whatever creative tool feels natural at the moment.
5) Give back to the world
Finally, do remember to give back. Selflessness is the way to spiritual growth and lifelong fulfillment and happiness, so while you should focus on yourself and your needs, don’t forget to reach out to those who could use your help. This can be Mother Nature, and it can be your elderly neighbor, but no matter the cause you choose to support, be sure to do it regularly. After all, consistency is what makes all of these habits and actions meaningful and impactful.
Over to you
Mental and physical fatigue have, sadly, become a normal part of everyday life in the modern world. But that doesn’t mean that you should let it consume you. Instead, be sure to use these tips to take control of your inner well-being, and recharge your body and mind for the challenges ahead.
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