Things You Can Do to Maximize Your Energy after a TBI or Concussion
When you’ve been involved in an accident and suffered any type of bump or blow to the head, it’s common to go through a period where you struggle to find any injury. When you’ve had such an injury, though, your body needs to concentrate its efforts on healing your brain. Often, that can leave you feeling listless or just plain tired. Here are come things that you can do to minimize the impact of fatigue on your life after a traumatic brain injury.
Take It Easy
Like most of us, when you’ve had a TBI, you just want to return to normal as soon as possible. That’s not necessarily the right thing after such an injury. The more energy you devote to unimportant activities, the less you’ll have to help your brain heal, and the longer you can expect your recovery period to be. Decide what’s most important and let that be enough for a while.
Take Your Time with More Difficult Issues
You don’t have to complete every task the day you start it—it’s better to take it slow, but keep moving forward. Regardless of what you’re doing, take periodic breaks. Be satisfied if you’ve made any progress on a daily basis. You’re in it for the long haul.
Start by identifying when you seem to have the most energy. Tackle the more challenging tasks when your energy is at its peak. Furthermore, give yourself some variety—don’t spend an entire day working on just physical tasks. Use your brain for a while and then do something purely or mostly physical.
Be Aware of Your Environment
Sometimes, it’s not your activity that drains you physically, but the things around you. For example, if you spend a lot of time bent over a computer or tablet, squatting down or even lying down, it can sap your energy. Loud noises and bright lights can also take a lot out of you.
Contact Core Medical Center Today
At Core Medical Center, we understand the ways that a traumatic brain injury can affect your energy level, and can work with you to find simple ways to minimize the impact of fatigue after a TBI. To learn more, contact Core Medical Center online or call our offices in Blue Springs, Missouri, at (819) 229-1941.