As discussed in an earlier post, there are numerous reasons why we may experience fatigue. Overscheduling, stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, lack of exercise, body aches and pain, illness, depression or other mental health issues, etc.
We focused on nutritional eating on Friday and touched on exercise and sleep on Monday. Today we will focus on stress.
There are many reasons why we may be experiencing stress. Some reasons are completely out of our control but there are other causes that we can manage or eliminate. It is impossible to go into depth with every reason we may be experiencing stress but we will look at a couple of obvious ones.
Marriage issues and stress can be connected to finances, communication, child rearing, etc. How can you deal with stress related to your marriage? Can you cut costs, make time to talk with your partner, ask for help with chore, go out on date nights to reconnect, etc?
Our jobs can certainly be stressful. Are you doing the job of two people? Are you getting close to retirement and the job is too demanding? Have you discussed the issues with management? Can you retire? Have you looked for another job that would be less stressful?
If stress can be eliminated, are we taking the steps necessary to eliminate it?
What is one thing you can do today to eliminate some stress in your life?
FATIGUE & STRESS