It’s that time of the year again when just having enough oomph to get through the day is a challenge. Did you know that feeling exhausted has its own acronym, TATT – “Tired All The Time”.

We are constantly pushed to make beyond bread-and-butter ideas and to indulge in “off-the-wall”  concepts … it can be exhausting. Thing is, fatigue tends to snowball, gradually worsening until you feel like a hamster on an exercise wheel – exhausted and losing steam, but not getting anywhere. In the current climate, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed; the psychological and physical effects of lockdown are well documented. But living in a perpetual state of fear and stress is not sustainable.

It’s time to hit the “refresh” button on hopes and dreams. It’s time to take inventory and to reflect on life holistically. What has made your body and mind feel healthy and strong in the past and how can you get back there?

When most of us think of wellness, one of the first things that come to mind is going to the gym and eating more salads – you saw this coming, right?! However, there’s much more to wellness than diet and exercise.

Here are a few ideas on how to give your wellbeing a boost:

  • Quit freaking out. Your heart rate rises, your muscles tense and your mind go on high alert. Your energy starts to crash, leaving you tired and unfocused.
  • Set aside “me time”. Whether it’s before work, during a lunch break or at the end of the day. Read or meditate to focus on introspection.
  • Open the windows and let the fresh air in.
  • Discover your inner kid. What was something you really loved doing? Drawing, baking? Do more of that.
  • Love and accept yourself unconditionally. Not when you are thinner, richer or less single. Now!
  • Soak up and savour the simple pleasures - like your morning coffee, or the sun on your back.
  • Accept the things that you cannot change and spend your energy on the things you can.
  • Celebrate the light in others.
  • Decide that authenticity is more important than conformity. Commit to living, working, eating, sleeping and loving, in ways that feel right to you.
  • Spend time in good company. Surround yourself with dreamers, doers and uplifters.
  • Toss the baggage. You’re smart, talented and fabulous.
  • Apologise to someone. Clear the air and start fresh.
  • Let go of something. Feel free and liberated to let go of those trusty pair of jeans that you’re never going to fit into.
  • Liven up your career path. Are you where you want, or deserve to be in your career? Are you happy? Switch departments or pitch for new projects. Take classes to improve your career prospects, or if it’s time to make a bigger move; take a chance!
  • Make amazing memories with your kids. Pack a healthy picnic in the sun or watch a movie together.
  • Nurture relationships that bring joy into your life and let go of the ones that no longer do.
  • Tell yourself often: “I’ve got this.”

Our lives are illuminated and transformed by the small things we choose to do every day.


DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.