Do you ever catch yourself staring off into space, wondering what it is that you can’t seem to grasp fully?
Do you find yourself feeling exhausted and constantly dragging your feet as you try to get things done?
If so, you are probably suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Chronic fatigue syndrome isn’t a disease that appears out of the blue.
Instead, it is a term that describes a number of different underlying mechanisms. The symptoms associated with CFS are often there because of a lack of sleep and poor quality sleep.
This is because many people who suffer from CFS are also sleep-deprived or have trouble sleeping.
You see, when we are sleep-deprived, our cortisol levels rise, and this makes us feel anxious and worried.
When we don’t get enough restful sleep, we struggle to process information quickly and reactively.
In other words, without enough quality shut-eye, our brains become fuzzy and slow. And this causes fatigue.
One of the most obvious reasons for fatigue is overworking yourself.
When you do too much and put your health at risk, you end up feeling stressed and tired.
Another reason for feeling tired is when you don’t manage your stress well.
If you are constantly worrying about things that seem beyond your control, then it is likely that you will eventually feel fatigued.
It’s difficult to have a positive outlook on your life when you’re feeling overwhelmed by stressors that seem insurmountable.
If you struggle to complete tasks and focus on the things that are important, it might be because of a perfectionism-based mindset.
This can be a real setback when it comes to work, school, or social interactions.
When we think about what needs to get done and how well we need to do it to avoid failure, we tend to take things too seriously and put too much pressure on ourselves. And it kills our progress and productivity.
It becomes difficult to separate our high standards from our worthiness as people.
This is why many people with CFS feel like they make mistakes all the time.
Because their self-worth is based on their performance at work or in their relationships.
However, this way of thinking is misguided and sets us up for a world of problems.
3) Neglecting Sleep
As mentioned earlier, if you don’t get enough sleep, your body will become sluggish, and this can lead to fatigue.
It also can make it difficult or impossible for you to process information quickly and reactively.
Plus, as we continue to neglect sleep, our bodies begin to get caught up in what’s known as low-grade inflammation.
When your body is in a state of low-grade inflammation, it becomes harder and harder to think clearly.
This way, it becomes more difficult for us to process information quickly and reactively.
If left unchecked, low-grade inflammation can develop into chronic inflammation, which often leads to serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
4) Not Relaxing Enough
This is why people who have CFS often find themselves struggling to focus and can’t seem to relax.
Most of the time, when we suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, it’s because we’re not stress-busting enough or because we just aren’t taking care of ourselves.
An effective way to avoid this feeling is to take regular breaks throughout the day.
This doesn’t mean that you should quit your job or put yourself on vacation…
But it does mean that you need to give yourself opportunities throughout the day where you can let your mind wander and release some tension.
When you are feeling stressed, do something that releases all of the tension in your body.
This could include going for a run, playing a game with friends, or listening to some music that gets you pumped up.
5) Doing Repetitive Tasks
If you are having problems due to chronic fatigue syndrome, you need to start prioritizing your time.
You need to do things that reduce stress and allow for restful sleep.
For instance, if you find yourself constantly doing repetitive tasks, then you should try and break up these monotonous tasks so that you can get a better sense of accomplishment while still getting some shut-eye.
Dealing with Stress Chronic fatigue syndrome is often caused by a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep, which in turn causes stress levels to spike.
When we experience chronic stress and end up feeling overwhelmed, our brains become sluggish, and we cannot fully process information or receive valuable insights as easily.
With this in mind, try and prioritize your time by doing activities that reduce the amount of stress you’re facing on a daily basis so that your brain can function optimally.
Mindfulness One way to manage chronic fatigue syndrome is to practice mindfulness—a type of meditation where people focus on their breath rather than using the thoughts in their head as the focal point of their concentration.
By focusing on breathing when we are stressed out or trying to fight off fatigue. Instead of worrying about everything else going on around us—we can decrease our feelings of anxiety and worry.
6) Eating a High-Sugar Diet
Your brain relies on glucose for energy, and when you don’t get enough sleep, your body needs alternative sources of energy.
One of the most common sources is turning to sugar for quick fixes of energy.
The problem with this is that we don’t always know how much sugar we are consuming, and we might not be getting enough protein or healthy fats.
When we eat a diet high in sugar, our body becomes more sensitive to insulin. The hormone that the pancreas uses to regulate blood sugar levels.
Too much insulin can cause a host of problems, including fat gain, diabetes, and CFS. So what’s the best way out of this vicious cycle?
Make sure you have a good balance of protein and healthy fats throughout the day.
When combined with adequate sleep, these nutrients help to bounce back from fatigue so that it doesn’t take over your life!
7) Saying “Yes” to Everything
In order to combat fatigue and have the energy you need to succeed, it’s essential to take a break.
An effective way to fight fatigue is by taking breaks. When you give your brain time to rest, you will be able to think more clearly and be less likely to overcommit yourself.
It’s also important that you carve out time for self-care. Self-care might mean doing something as simple as going for a walk outside when all the stresses of work hit too close to home.
Treating yourself doesn’t have to mean taking a vacation or going on an extravagant shopping spree—just spending some time with your friends or reading a book can go a long way in combating fatigue.
Overworking, perfectionism, neglecting sleep, not relaxing enough, eating a high-sugar diet, and saying “yes” to everything can cause you to be tired all the time.
This can lead to neglecting your health and concentration.