These days, it seems like we're all trying to fit too much into our days. We’re working and working out harder than we ever have before.
We’re trying to make everybody happy. And we’re not getting enough sleep.
Add all those things up – or even just a few of them – and it leads to exhaustion.
So, is there anything that can be done?
Are there steps that you can take to make yourself feel better and give yourself a boost?
7 Ways to Fight Fatigue
1. Eat well
If you’re grabbing junk food while you’re on the go, it’s the same as putting cheap gas into the tank of your car. You’re going to sputter and stall.
There are plenty of nutrient-rich snacks and foods that you can eat on the run. Make sure that you keep fresh fruits and vegetables handy, and keep drinking water.
2. Get the sleep you need
No matter how much you have to do, you need to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep.Tweet
Do what you can to amp up your ability to fall asleep quickly and get high-quality sleep.
Make sure your room is dark. Block out any disruptive noise with a white noise machine or fan. Cut out caffeine after 2:00 p.m. to give yourself a better chance of being able to fall asleep.
Be sure you aren't making any of these 3 big sleep mistakes too!
3. Naps are your friend
A lot of people think that taking a nap hurts their chances of getting a good night of sleep. That is not true, but you need to know how to nap. Don’t let yourself take more than half an hour at a time, and don’t nap too close to your bedtime.
4. Keep a green juice packet ready
Of all the boosts you can give yourself, a powdered green drink is one of the easiest and most effective. They are loaded with important nutrients and are very convenient.
Not getting enough greens can be a big energy zapper so look for these 5 signs that you need to eat more greens.
5. Snack on nuts
Nuts are one of the smartest snacks around. You can throw a handful into a Ziploc bag and put them in your purse, gym bag or briefcase for easy eating. They are nutrient dense and healthy.
Another good choice is a container of plain Greek yogurt. These are available at most convenience stores, so there’s always one close at hand.
6. Make sure you’re getting some exercise
If you aren’t currently working out, you may wonder how expending more energy will help you feel less tired. But working out does give you an energy boost.
Even a one-mile walk can make a big difference in how you feel.
You can get a full body workout in just 5 minutes that will boost your energy for the rest of the day.
7. Give yourself a break from stress
Sometimes it’s the stress that’s wearing you out. Just take ten minutes a day to do some deep breathing, exercises or to meditate. It will clear your mind and give you a much-needed break.
If you've done all of these things and still find yourself exhausted it could be time to see a doctor. There are some medical conditions like hypothyroidism that could require treatment if your constant fatigue persists.
Yours in health and happiness,
P.S. Share this with your friends who could use an energy boost and I invite you to comment below. Do you feel exhausted more than you think you should lately?