Extreme sports are a great way to stay fit and enjoy yourself, however, they can also lead to major exhaustion. Even if you’re only a spectator, you may still be getting overwhelmed by your work and family commitments (not to mention all of life’s other demands). Many people can gradually get worn down both mentally and physically without even realizing until it’s too late. Here are five signs you’re starting to get run down and should schedule some extra time to rest and de-stress.
If you can’t sleep at night, it may actually be because you’re exhausted. In fact, being “overtired” can interfere with your sleeping patterns. If you find yourself dozing off during the day, either at your desk or on the couch as soon as you get home, you may be suffering from a mild form of exhaustion. By sleeping heavily during the day, you may then be unable to sleep at night, which leads to a cruel cycle.
It may sound counterintuitive, but if you simply can’t sleep, then it may be a sign to do less not more.
- A Runny Nose
When we get run down, our immune system can be affected. This makes the perfect time for a cold to strike. If you do have a runny nose, then it may be time to ease up on the dial and get some quality rest.
- Tell-Tale Signs On Your Face
Your face gives some insights on how your body is performing. If you have excess pimples cropping up, small blisters on lips, or a pale complexion then your body may be getting run down. For example, cold sores can appear on your lips when your body is overly tired, and your immune system is weak.
- Difficulty Concentrating
Concentrating on work, family, relations, sports, fitness and all your other commitments can be hard enough because a lot of mental RAM is required. When you’re run down your mental stamina is often affected. You may find yourself unable to concentrate on your tasks at work and prone to whatever stray thought enters your mind. You may even be suffering from the early stages of burn out.
- Difficulty Controlling Your Emotions
If you’re overworked and overstressed, then your emotional health is likely to take a dive. If you suddenly find yourself losing your temper over minor problems or suddenly having to fight off tears, then exhaustion may be part of the reason. Our bodies and minds are closely linked and what affects one can surely affect the other. It’s time to ease off on demanding activities and perhaps take a couple of days off from work so that you can recuperate.
You should be living your life to the full, but you also need to make sure you’re getting enough rest. If any of these problems are starting to affect you, then it’s time to ease up on the gas. If the symptoms don’t go away quickly, it may be time to visit a doctor.