What To Do When You're Feeling Run Down

Whether you have just gone through a stressful time, you are burning the candle at both ends or things are just a little manic at work, it doesn’t take too much to find yourself run down. 

Throw looking after little ones into the mix and you are not in an ideal situation. Feeling run down can spiral very quickly - all of a sudden you could find yourself quite sick too. 

So, what can you do when you start to feel run down? Is there anything you can do to stop it in its tracks?

Sleep.

Yes, we have heard it over and over but sleep is the body's way of recharging. If you start to feel run down, a day of rest is a really good idea. It allows your body to focus only on recharging and nothing else.

What To Do When You
If you start to feel run down, a day of rest is a really good idea.

Watch what you eat when you're run down.

Again, this is another simple tip that we know already but how many of us reach for convenience when we aren’t feeling ourselves? But as we know, food is fuel and what we put into our body will have a direct impact on our health.

When we start to feel run down, fruit and vegetables can and will help immensely. If you find that you can’t get enough into you, try juicing them and drinking them that way. 

Soup.

No it is not just an old wives tale, soup really does help the body to feel better. It is also an extra kick of veg to add to your daily intake and the warm soup will leave you feeling good too.

Shower.

Have you ever felt worse after a shower? We think not. There is something invigorating about feeling the warm water on your skin. Have a night that is all about you - take a hot shower, moisturise and go bed early. It may just be the boost your body needs.

Yoga.

Yoga is so much more than just a form of exercise. It connects the body, mind and soul. It may seem counter-intuitive to get up earlier than usual and do some yoga but actually, it will help you to start the day off on a much softer foot which will positively impact your mental and physical health which will in turn benefit your overall health and wellbeing. 

Laura Doyle

Mum of four, Gentle parent living on coffee and trying always to stay positive and motivate in the midst of the madness.

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