If you are always on the go you need to take the time to take care of your mind, body, and soul. In my opinion, if you don’t put yourself first, then no one else will. Call in sick if you need to, the world is not going to end. Honestly, I should listen to my own advice because I never call out sick. But you know your body best, so take care of it.
1. YOU WILL BE EXHAUSTED
You’re probably thinking, Nathaly, I already know that. Trust me, I sleep about eight to nine hours every night. But if you’re like me your mind is always running, and you always feel like you have to be doing something at all times. Sometimes, I dislike this about myself because when I’m not busy, I feel like I’m wasting time.
If you don’t take the adequate time to rest it can lead to becoming severely exhausted.
That means you’re going to want to sleep all the time or suffer from not being able to sleep at night. You’ll be tossing and turning all night!
In order to combat this, take a day to sleep in, take a long nap. When I’m supposed to be resting, I turn off my phone and recently, I turned off all notifications for all my social media. It does help and I have found that I’ve been on my phone less.
2. YOU WILL BE ANXIOUS
Back in March, I attended a conference in Long Beach and during a mental health panel, one of the panelists discussed how even though, she had one of the top paying positions in entertainment management she was severely stressed and was not taking adequate care of her body. She mentioned that she would sit down and when she would try to get up her whole body ached, it was as if she was 70 years old. She also said she suffered from chest pains.
This was a huge eye opener because if it made me realize how many of my friends in their 20s are always mentioning how their backs hurt, or they have migraines all the time.
You may be in your 20s but are aging your body prematurely.
You should practice yoga, meditation to the relax the body. I highly recommend this if you have high-stress jobs.
3. YOU WILL BE EASILY SET OFF
I see this all the time, and I’m sure a lot of you guys see it at work. You know who I’m talking about, those people that are always cranky, in bad moods.
If you’re one of those people you will start to notice that you will feel uncomfortable in your own skin.
You need to recognize when you are not being yourself and/or when you are constantly on edge about the small things. Don’t sweat the small things.
My job is really stressful, so I started working out. I like to go running. Make sure you are doing high-intensity workouts like hot yoga, biking, hiking, to get that sweat in. Trust me, it will help you clear up a foggy mind.
4. YOU WILL KEEP GETTING SICK
I don’t usually get sick but there was a point where I was working 60 hours a week. I would get up at 3 a.m. in the morning and then at 8 a.m., I would head to my full-time job. My immune system took a toll and I was getting sick every month. That was was my cue that I had to quit one of the jobs.
Don’t let your health pay the price for a burned out brain. Enjoy some zen time at home.
5. YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ALWAYS IN SLOW-MO
Sometimes I hear people proudly say “I’m on my fifth cup of coffee” I’m the queen of sleep, so coffee just wouldn’t do it for me.
A lot of caffeine will only make you sluggish. It is known to dehydrate you.
Drinking as much water as possible flushes the toxins. You should be drinking a lot of water.