If you are the kind of person who cares deeply about your family and your friends, then it’s probably safe to assume that you spend more time caring and thinking about them, than you do caring and thinking about yourself! This is the curse of a truly selfless person, but something that you can’t forget is that if you don’t take care of yourself first, then you aren’t going to be able to reach out and take care of others at the same time. Here are 10 signs you aren't taking good care of yourself.
If you are feeling more tired than usual, then that is a classic sign that you aren’t giving your body the time it needs to rest and restore. If you don’t give yourself the regular chance to recharge your batteries, you are never going to be able to operate at full strength.
2. Poor Concentration
When you find that you aren’t able to focus on something as well as you could before, this could be linked to fatigue. The inability to properly concentrate is one of the first things to happen when your body isn’t being taken proper care of.
3. Getting Sick
Does it feel like you catch some sort of cold or bug every two weeks or so? Getting sick a lot hints at a low immune system, and you are more prone to having a low immune system when your body is run down and tired.
4. Post Workout Soreness
If you are always sore after working out, to the extent that you have to wait a few days to exercise again, then you are probably working yourself too hard when you do get to the gym. Try to scale back and treat your body in a kinder way.
5. Stomach Aches
If you have regular stomach aches after eating, then it can be a sign that your digestion is being compromised. This is often the result of keeping a bad diet and not paying good enough attention to the things that you are putting in to your body.
6. Breaking out
It isn’t the most normal thing in the world for an adult’s skin to break out like a hormonal teenager’s, so when it does, it can often be a sign that your body is under stress. You can try to remedy this with relaxation techniques alongside your skincare routine.
Regular headaches can often be a sign of working yourself too hard with not enough fuel, and they can also point to a lack of hydration too. Both of these are things that qualify as not taking particularly great care of yourself.
You might not be able to get to sleep at night for a variety of reasons from stress to joint pain to back discomfort to getting sick from your low immune system. Any of these things can lead to a vicious cycle of simultaneous fatigue and insomnia.
9. Losing Hair
Your hair might be falling in clumps, or it just might feel easier to brush out with a comb, but whatever degree of hair loss you are experiencing, it is never a good thing. Alopecia is often a reaction to stress, so work on trying to eliminate as much of it as you can.
If you are all of a sudden feeling a real lack of emotion, a dullness, then that can be a reaction to too much stress. Your mind and body can’t take it, so you effectively switch off to try to preserve yourself.