Defining energy as a concept in physics is relatively easy and understandable, since we relate our physical fatigue with low energy level. However, when it comes to energy that is not physical, the one that we connect to mental state, definition is much more elusive. We can say that energy, in mental state, is our willingness and propensity to engage in tasks requiring cognitive efforts. Unfortunately, our modern lives are such that we experience lack of this energy more than a surplus of it.
- A decrease in mental energy can reveal itself in physical symptoms like headaches, weight gain, body aches, and more.
- It is vital that your body is getting an adequate amount of time in the deep sleep stage as this is typically the time where mental energy is renewed.
- Since spending time outdoors leads to a decrease in anxiety and depression, it is a great option for maintaining healthy levels of mental energy.
“Once you spot the signs of a lack of mental energy, it is time to take action before those feelings worsen and develop into mental exhaustion.”