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One MAJOR strategy really moved the needle for me on my energy levels when I experienced burnout – and it likely will for you too.
The best thing about this strategy is that it takes VERY little effort on your part to do.
Perfect when you’re feeling too tired, overwhelmed and busy to take on too much responsibility.
Without further ado…. the one simple yet MAJOR strategy you can take no matter what stage of the Entrepreneurial Exhaustion Scale you’re at (yet to take the quiz? Do so here) and get game-changing results is to take adaptogens.
Adaptogens are a class of herbs that have an amazing ability to adapt to your body’s needs to regulate functions.
Their effects are
They’re also a source of antioxidants and have protective anti-inflammatory effects in the body, which can quell the damaging effects stress can have on your body. Amazing, right?
Adaptogens are gentle and safe enough to take daily (in either tincture, powder, capsule or tablet form) – although if you have any existing medical conditions, please check with your primary healthcare provider first.
Amazingly, many of the benefits of adaptogens can be seen within DAYS.
Different adaptogens are recommended for different stages of the Entrepreneurial Exhaustion Scale, so pick the right adaptogen for you based on your score:
Emerging Effervescent Entrepreneur and Would-be Wonder Woman:
Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma
Gingko is especially good for boosting memory and performance and it thins the blood, boosts circulation to the brain (note: avoid if you’re on blood thinners) and reduces inflammation.
If you’re already at a good level of mental strength now, your brain will be thinking as fast as Bradley Cooper in Limitless.
You can take this herb in tea form, or buy capsules or tincture form.
Recommended dose: 40mg gingko extract twice daily.
Reishi mushroom is fantastic for optimising your energy levels without being too stimulating. It’s also a wonderful immune strengthener, so keeps you feeling more resilient, especially in times of pressure or at a change of season.
Recommended dose: 600mg 2x day with food.
Recommended dose: 300mg in the morning.
Tuckered Out Trailblazer:
Use Rhodiola in the morning (see above), then Withania
It’s also great for boosting your libido (thank me later 😉 ).
Recommended dose: 500-1000mg in powdered root form at night.
Burnt Out Boss Babe:
American Ginseng helps to strengthen your adrenal glands when you’re in the crashed state.
Recommended dose: 30-100mg in the morning.
Not the confection.. the herb!
Do not take if you have high blood pressure.
Recommended dose: 30-100mg in the morning, or drink tea in the mornings (steep the bag for 10 minutes to get the full effects).
It also promotes sleep and can also relieve headaches and migraines.
You can get chamomile in supplement forms however the easiest way to take advantage of this relaxing herb in all its glory is to have it as a tea.
Chamomile tea is a wonderful way to wind down each night as its sedative effects will help you relax and prepare for sleep.
Recommended dose: Take 2 teaspoons of the dried flowers (or a
teabag) and steep in boiling water for 10 minutes.
You can get these herbs at any good quality health store.
So that’s it…. one crazy simple step to boost your energy while barely lifting a finger. Happy days!
Melissa is a naturopathic nutritionist, coach and speaker who helps exhausted businesswomen reclaim their energy to maximise their effectiveness and success in business and life.
Her unique approach combines naturopathy, nutrition, positive psychology and lifestyle strategies to nourish and energise women from cell to soul.