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Seven Things To Do When You’re Feeling Run Down

Psychologist, Keynote Speaker and Male Ally

Seven Things To Do When You’re Feeling Run Down

Let’s face it; some days are better than others. One day you’ll wake up feeling on top the world, yet the next you might feel under the water, stressed out, tired, sore or just exhausted from working too much. Unfortunately, this is life in the 21st century! The question is, what should you do if you wake up feeling run down? Of course, having a moan would be the first of port of call for most people, and although there’s nothing wrong with having a moan and a rant from time to time, when you’re feeling low you need to build your body and mind back up; therefore, you should be focussing on positive and production actions and thoughts.

I know what you’re thinking: ’Thinking and acting positively and productively is easier said than done!’ – a sentiment I 100% agree with; however, if you’re feeling run down, you need to bite the bullet, grit your teeth and take action…the sooner, the better. To give you a helping hand in making your mind and body feel better when you’re feeling under the weather, we’ve put together a list of the top seven things you should do when you’re feeling run down.

Feeling Run Down? Here’s What To Do…

1. Take a Day Off

I know in today’s world it seems to be a cardinal sin to take a day off to recharge your batteries, but if you need to unwind and revitalise your mind and body, there is nothing better than a relaxing day off. Enjoy a duvet day with Netflix and wholesome food – you’ll certainly feel much better after it, that’s for sure!

2. Have a Healthy Smoothie

Ok, bear with me on this one! I know having a ‘healthy’ smoothie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, as, let’s face it, the majority of them taste terrible, but it certainly won’t make you feel any worse and could do you the world of good. There are plenty of healthy smoothies recipes on the internet, so have a quick browse on Google and find one you like the look of.

3. Vegetable Soup

Yes, more nutritional advice! If you’re feeling under the weather, you naturally crave something warm and comforting – and what’s more comforting than a bowl of steaming hot vegetable soup? Plus, it’s a tasty way to add in some more nutrias vegetables to your diet!

4. Have a Hot Bath or Shower

If you’re feeling exhausted and run down, having a hot bath or shower can help you relax and unwind. I know that whenever I need to take a step back, clear my mind and chill out, a hot bath or shower really helps.

5. Yoga and Meditation

I know yoga and meditation aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but yoga and mediation have both been shown to decrease and anxiety – two things that can really help you when you’re feeling run down. Remember, you don’t need to be made of rubber to perform yoga movement, and you don’t need to be a Buddhist monk to meditate, so give it a go. What have you got to lose?

6. Go for a Walk

While lounging at home can be comforting, it is also beneficial to get a bit of fresh air – especially if you’re not feeling under the weather. Of course, we’re not suggesting going for a ten-mile hike – just a reeled, half an hour outside in the fresh air will work wonders.

7. Read a Book

Sometimes it’s nice to escape from the real world, and one of the best ways to do this is by losing yourself in a book. I often find myself drifting away for hours on end and always feels much better for it once I’m back to the real world.