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Mentally Fatigued? Here’s 5 Easy Steps To Feel Refreshed

Written by: Dr. Khalilah Johnson, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


You've been feeling off lately. You know you're capable of more but for some reason, everything is just harder than it used to be. It's like you're stuck in the mud and no matter how hard you try; you can't get out. You feel frustrated and demotivated. This isn't the first time this has happened, but usually it only lasts a few days before you snap out of it.

But this time feels different. It's like the fog has settled in and is refusing to let go. You worry that maybe you've lost your edge, that all your progress has been for nothing. You don't know how to get back into the game and start moving.

Don't worry, you're not alone. These feelings are common and usually, happen when we've been pushing ourselves too hard or aren't taking enough time for ourselves. But that doesn't mean you have to sit back and accept them. There are plenty of things you can do to get your brain back in shape and start moving forward again.

Here are five of them I'm finding extremely useful:

Take a break. This is probably the most important thing you can do. When we're feeling overwhelmed or stuck, it's usually because we've been pushing ourselves too hard. We need to take a step back and give our brains some time to relax and recharge. Take a few days off, go on a day or week vacay. Just do something that relaxes you and don't involve thinking about work.

Exercise. Exercise is a great way to get your brain moving again. It releases endorphins, which help improve our mood and energy levels. And it's not just running or lifting weights either. Any type of exercise can be helpful, if you're moving your body and getting your heart rate up.

Eat healthy. What we eat plays a big role in how we feel. When we're eating unhealthy foods, our bodies are working hard to digest all that junk. This takes away energy and focus that we need for other things. Try to eat balanced meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Get organized. This one depends on the person. Some people work best when they're organized and have a plan, while others prefer to be more flexible. Find what works for you and stick to it. Having a system in place will help reduce the amount of stress you feel and make it easier to focus on your tasks at hand.

Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparison is the thief of joy, and it's easy to fall into this trap when you're feeling stuck or lost in life. But remember that everyone has their own path, and just because someone else seems successful doesn't mean they are any happier than you are right now. Focus on improving yourself, not on someone else.

These are just a few suggestions to help get you started. What works for one person might not work for another, so find what works best for you and go from there. The most important thing is to be patient and don't give up on yourself. You will get through this!

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Dr. Khalilah Johnson, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine Dr. Khalilah Johnson, is an Executive Coach, Communication Architect, and Trauma & Resilience Expert with a multi-generational trauma history. After years of suffering severe trauma starting as early as adolescence, she struggled with deep depression, sleep deprivation, and detrimental memory loss; leading to her being diagnosed as permanently disabled. She went from being locked inside of her own mind and limited in speech, to today, being an award-winning powerful Inspirational Keynote Speaker, International Best-selling Author.

She is the CEO of Redefined Unlimited Executive Coaching Firm, Brazen Nation Media Digital Marketing Agency, and Power After Trauma LLC. In pursuit of a breakthrough for herself and others, Dr. Johnson, is now a distinguished member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management, and a Licensed Interfaith Chaplain. Her professional training includes over 40 specialists’ certifications in the areas of holistic healing, psychology, trauma, marketing, and business.

Dr. Johnson teaches the same methodology she used to break free from a life sentence of a disabling, mental, and emotional prison, through her signature program, UNPACK 2 IMPACT; The 5 E’s of Effective Generational Transformation. In this program, she has taught students that span over 97 countries, how to clear blockages of limiting beliefs, identify, and break intergenerational trauma patterns, turn purpose into profit and go from invisible to influential. Her story has inspired millions globally and has been shared on Fox, NBC, CBS News, Chicago Tribune, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global. Her mission: breakthrough barriers, build better businesses and become bridges of hope, to future generations.



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