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Dealing With Low Energy

When you’re dealing with a lack of energy, your first inclination might be to curl up in bed and take a nap. While a nap can be beneficial sometimes, it isn’t always the only way to recharge. As we move into the second half of autumn, the winter season is right around the corner. Many people deal with low mood and low energy during the winter months. If you’re struggling in these areas, we’re here to give you a few tips on how you can replenish your energy reservoir and boost your mood.

 Acknowledge Your Feelings

The approaching holidays are often a reminder of negative emotions and experiences for many people. Instead of trying to push these feelings down so you can ignore them, let them bubble up naturally. When they come to the surface, acknowledge their existence and sit with them. Allow yourself to be okay with not being completely okay. Try to refrain from judging or rushing to change your negative feelings. Instead, allow yourself to acknowledge them and work on accepting them. Practice your breathing by working on breathing in kindness and acceptance, and exhaling the negativity you feel.

 Give Yourself What You Need

Being a good listener to what your body is telling you that it needs is a necessary recovery skill. What you think you need and what you actually need are two different things, so try not to force something that feels unnatural. If your body is telling you that it needs some time to relax, set your responsibilities aside. If your body is telling you that it needs connection, call a friend and chat. If your body is telling you that it needs to be creative, allow yourself to practice a hobby you enjoy. Embrace what you need when you’re feeling low and watch your batteries recharge.

 Get Outside

Nature really does have healing powers. If you’re running on empty, get outside for a few minutes. Sit outside and read, go for a walk, or lay your yoga mat down in the grass. Give yourself some time to be in nature, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells. This time will help you relax and recharge.

 Ask for Help

Lastly, if your low energy is persisting for longer than you’d like, ask for help. You don’t have to agree to take on more responsibilities at work when you aren’t feeling well. Be honest with your co-workers and ask for what you need. The majority of the time, people are understanding. If you think you need extra support from a professional, reach out for help. You don’t have to go through this alone.

 If you’re finding that quitting substances is leaving you drained and you’re having a hard time coping, Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help. Call us today at 214-799-3080. We can’t wait to speak with you and get you the help you need today. Call us now! We’re here for you.