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The Exhausted Woman
with Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC

21 Ways to Beat Exhaustion

Exhaused WomanAre your clients exhausted from doing too many things at once? Some research suggests that multi-tasking is impossible — when done, a person is actually giving only partial attention to many things. With all the advances in technology, it seems that life doesn’t stop long enough to give full attention to anything. Many find they are exhausted not just in the physical sense, but deep inside to the bone.

What can be done? A mental health day might just do the trick. This is not a vacation day with the family or a day to catch up on annual doctor visits. Rather, it is a day to detach from the electronics and explore new horizons.  It is a day to regain some rest and release some emotional build-up. Here are 21 ways to spend the day:

  1. Take a day at the spa and get a massage to relax stressed-out muscles.
  2. Try a new task such as a recipe that sounds interesting.
  3. Do something creative that is enjoyable like painting or playing an instrument.
  4. Revisit pictures from 10-20 years ago and take time to remember the influential and encouraging people.
  5. Clean up a pile or closet that has long been ignored.
  6. Reconnect with a friend long ignored by having lunch.
  7. Return to nature by going to the beach or a park.
  8. Take a nap to catch up on some sleep.
  9. Watch a sad movie to release crying, sadness and anger.
  10. Watch a comedian to spark laughter – it is truly the best medicine.
  11. Read a book just for fun, not work or relationship focused.
  12. Practice deep breathing randomly though out the day using yoga breathing exercises.
  13. Explore your city by going to a museum or an unfamiliar part of town.
  14. Get out of regular routines by taking a longer bike ride or walking someplace new.
  15. Go to the library or book store and explore an unfamiliar but interesting topic.
  16. Take a class at a craft store.
  17. Complete a puzzle or crossword.
  18. Meditate intentionally on a peaceful passage or phrase.
  19. Write a story or poem just for fun, not to be critiqued by anyone.
  20. Listen to music with eyes closed paying attention to the rhythm.
  21. Write a note of thanks to inspiring people.

Most importantly, enjoy the day!


21 Ways to Beat Exhaustion

Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC

Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor by the State of Florida, a National Certified Counselor, Parent Coordination trained, a Collaborative Practitioner, Certified Family Trauma Professional, Trained Crisis Responder, and Group Crisis Intervention trained. One of the theories she subscribes to is a Family Systems Approach which believes individuals are inseparable from their relationships. .

She specializes in personality disorders (Narcissism and Borderline), trauma recovery, mental health disorders, addictions, ADD, OCD, co-dependency, anxiety, anger, depression, parenting, and marriage. She works one-on-one, in groups, or with organizations to customize relationship plans and meet the needs of her clients.

As author of the award winning book, The Exhausted Woman’s Handbook, Christine is a guest speaker at organizations and corporations.

You can connect with her at her website Grow with Christine at


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APA Reference
Hammond, C. (2017). 21 Ways to Beat Exhaustion. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 25, 2020, from