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Video: "There Is No Strength To Live ", Or Fatigue Is Not Treated? - Image
Sometimes it seems that there is no vitality left at all, "I just got up and was already tired." This is a typical characteristic of chronic fatigue syndrome. But do we physically work harder than our parents or grandfathers? No. Physical activity has decreased significantly! What do we get so tired of?
This is the paradox. After exercise, we feel pleasantly tired. But if our brain feels the same high load, then the state of tension becomes constant. A kaleidoscope of informational excerpts, a colossal amount of unprocessed event materials cause extreme overstrain. In nature, such a kaleidoscope is impossible, it was created artificially, so we simply do not have a protective mechanism.
Remember what happens to a smart smartphone when you quickly click on icons, giving it many different commands, switching from one to another. The smartphone starts to "glitch", or it simply turns off to reboot. The same thing happens to our brain in the mode of rapid change of streams of disparate information. In this case, the brain, even in sleep, remains in a state of tension. We wake up broken, as if we hadn't slept.
Learn to relax. Give your body a chance to rest and recover from sleep
Remember that any emotional strain is reflected in the body, causing muscle tension. Therefore, in the second stage, it is important to learn how to get rid of clamps at the body level.
The recommendation to do a light massage, to swim works only in case of slight overwork. If fatigue and overstrain are prolonged, then, oddly enough, even greater stress will help. Here are some exercises from the practice of the German psychologist W. Reich, which will help to overcome chronic fatigue syndrome. Note that the exercise should be done before the pain is moderate.
Let's start by preparing the body for working out the clamps - shaking. Standing, eyes closed, we begin to "shake" our arms and shoulders, passing to a small tremor. We go down the body, slightly shaking all its parts. This resembles some of the movements in oriental dance. Your task is to concentrate not on aesthetics, but on “feeling” every part of your body. At first, the sensations will be unusual and rather sharp. But if you can truly relax, then you will have a new experience with the body.
In a standing position - feet shoulder-width apart, toes inward - bend your knees as much as possible without lifting your heels off the floor. Place your fists on your lower back and bend back. At the same time, breathe deeply with your stomach and hold the pose for about 1-1.5 minutes. Pay attention to which areas of the body are most tense. If you do everything right, your legs will begin to tremble slightly.
You must lie on a flat, hard surface. Hands should lie along the body. At the same time, raise your left arm and right leg high enough. Hold this position for at least 30 seconds, then change arms and legs. Do 10-15 repetitions.
Get into a comfortable position. You can stand, you can sit, it doesn't matter. Raise your shoulders as high as possible and hold them in this position for 15 seconds, then release tension by lowering your shoulders.
Sitting or standing, lower your chin to your chest and slowly make a semicircle from one shoulder to the other. Then tilt your head back and also describe a semicircle. Attention: you do not need to strive to make a full circle, do the exercise one by one.
From a standing position, tilt your torso forward. It is necessary that the angle of inclination is approximately 75 degrees in relation to the hips, while the arms hang down freely. Perform a series of side-to-side swinging until your shoulders and forearms are completely relaxed. The duration of the exercise is approximately 4 minutes.
And in conclusion, a few words about how to learn how to relax and achieve quality sleep, which will give you the opportunity to fully rest and recover.
- 1. Before going to bed, it is important to take a hot shower or bath (no longer than 10 minutes). Thanks to this simple procedure, the body will gradually cool down when you are in bed. This will help to smoothly transition into rest mode.
- 2. Do not read the news feed in bed before going to bed, do not watch movies! Some say that reading before bed helps them fall asleep easier. I will disagree. Sleep yes, sleep no. It is better to think about something good that happened that day, to concentrate on the pleasant.
- 3. An incredibly powerful relaxation technique - "special breathing". For 3-5 minutes before going to bed, breathe only with your left nostril, pinching your right finger. This technique will perfectly relieve stress, help calm down and switch to rest.
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