8. Build rest into the day.
The last thing my patient needed was high-intensity cardio that would further burn her out. We added Iyengar yoga into her schedule twice a week and taught her to take two 20-minute rest breaks a day; these weren’t naps, but time outs alone to breathe and restore.
9. Change your perspective.
Is your definition of success killing you? In many cases, what you perceive as success is driving you into adrenal overload. Helping my patient internalize the idea that “it” doesn’t have to be perfect to be great made a huge difference in her stress levels.
We did not start her on any kind of hormone replacement. In some cases hormone therapy can be helpful, and if someone has an autoimmune disease called Addison’s, it can be necessary. But for most people who live their way into stage 1, 2 or 3 adrenal fatigue, it’s just a matter of living their way right back out of it and into balance with their bodies.
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