Tuesday, 22 December 2009

'Are you Spent?' ie: OVERWHELMED?!

I read a great article a while ago by journalist Maria Lally about the phenomenon of being "Spent". Being diagnosed as being 'Spent', basically means you are exhausted, overwhelmed and just running on empty.Sounds familiar anyone!?

A Book has even been written about it, by Dr Frank Lipman called "Spent? End exhaustion and feel great again."

Lipman had countless patients come to him who, even after a full 8 hrs sleep were tired and unable to achieve what they normally would in a day.

Lipman's research found that a big contributing factor - especially to women in the West, was not being in tune with Nature. Simply going to bed when it gets dark - yep - very early in Winter and getting up to natural sunlight in the morning, can make a massive difference to our sense of Wellbeing. Lipman goes onto say "Our DNA isn't in sync with Modern life, and our energy levels, sex drive, waist size and mood are paying the price."

Thankfully Lipman suggests some less extreme ways - apart from going to be at 5.30 over Winter (!) to get back in sync with nature and ourselves to be able to feel 'normal' again. These include but aren't limited to:-

* Going on a Technology Detox
- Daily exposure to phone (especially portable home phones, ot just mobiles) and computers overstimulates and affects our sleep patterns.

* Eat protein for Breakfast

* Deal with Bad Digestion (I have Lemon Juice every morning which helps kick start my otherwise problematic Digestive System.)

* Downsize your Workout

For more info you can check out his website @ www.spentmd.com


Cutting down on your 'stuff' can also lighten our mental load too, reducing the chances of becoming officially 'Spent'. Factoring in some all important 'Me Time' is also vitally important to your Wellbeing as well.

To read an article on Organizing better Wellbeing click here.

Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life

4 comments:

Stefanie said...

Wow...very interesting. Still the thought of a technology detox sounds terrifying! (maybe that's why I need it so much)

Have a wonderful holiday!

(...stopping by from MBC)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now too. I love trying to get organized. I get organized, but it doesn't stay that way.

Stockpiling Mom said...

Following you from MBC!

http://www.stockpilingmom.com

Stop by when you get a chance!

Melissa

Organize Your Life said...

Don't worry organizing is a work in progress for all of us!!

Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life