Being tired and lethargic is a common thing in today’s stressful world, but when tiredness becomes fatigue and the lack of will becomes lack of energy, the condition is alarming. Being overworked and underslept, eating junk food, not taking breaks in life, stress and constant worrying and many other factors cause fatigue, but fortunately, there are many proven ways to boost your energy levels in order to fulfill your every day chores as well as to fight fatigue effectively.
It is of crucial importance that you gradually change your bad habits. If your daily routine includes getting up early for work and going to bed late at night, there’s no escaping that feeling of extreme tiredness called fatigue. If you get up really late in the afternoon and go to bed in the wee hours of the morning, your entire biorhythm changes and the body and mind don’t function in full strength leaving you less energetic and more lethargic. If you’re under a lot of emotional pressure, stress or you’re a worrisome person, fatigue will overcome you. If you don’t eat healthy foods and don’t do any physical activity, chances are – your energy levels are close to zero. Boredom is also another factor in this condition.
Changes are hard, but necessary if you want to get rid of this feeling and regain your energy and confidence back. Your body and mind cannot function if they’re not well rested, and as a consequence, you’re stuck in this vicious circle of constant exhaustion. Try changing some simple, small things for a start. Drink 8 glasses of water every day and to do that, write it down somewhere you can see it, or just fill a bottle of water and drink it for the entire day. Eat breakfast, even when you’re not hungry and eat a healthy, balanced and nutritive one. Limit the caffeine.
Try to get up earlier by setting the alarm clock to 15 minutes earlier than the previous morning. This way, you’ll help your body adjust to the new schedule and you’ll be able to get up early in no time. If you go to bed late, try the same trick. Unplug all your devices: computer, smartphone, television etc. and instead, grab an interesting book and get to know the characters. Relaxation of the mind and body is essential in regaining your lost energy. Listen to some soothing music or just lay down thinking about good memories or nice things. If you can’t go to the gym, start jogging, brisk walking or going up and down the stairs. Any physical activity is good. Do not succumb to stress at the workplace and if you do, ask for help dealing with it.
All in all, fatigue and lack of energy are states that can be overcome, but be careful not to make them chronic. If you notice these symptoms for a long period of time, it’s time to consult a professional.
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