I’m So Tired Of Being Tired: Where Do I Find Energy?
If you are completely exhausted and feel like your tiredness is becoming chronic, I recommend trying the techniques that work so well for me.
First Thing’s First: Yes, Sleep.
Sleep is your number ONE aid. I recommend sleeping 8 to 9 hours each night when you always feel tired. If you aren’t used to going to bed early, start building it off. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier for a couple of days, then build it off again, until you are in bed at, say, 9:30 P.M. to wake up at 6:30 A.M. These times work great when you eat a regular diet, are busy at work throughout the day and need longer hours to rest. I also recommend taking melatonin 2 hours before you go to bed. Melatonin should really improve quality of sleep after a couple of weeks of taking it.
Have a Break: Empty Your Mind and Your Agenda
Let go off to-do lists for a few days. We are often so attached to those to be able to feel in control! But we stress ourselves out by being too critical with ourselves. Avoiding writing down your plans can be difficult at first, but you will soon notice your mind becoming more relaxed and your whole being enjoying the state of the flow. And besides, the most important things will get done anyway.
Clean Your Diet
I’m sorry, but yes, food matters. Take out the following or at least decrease the amounts of these foods considerably:
- white flour
- dairy (or at least cheese and milk)
- chocolate and all sugars
Drink more water than you usually do – hydration charges your up batteries. Have a glass of warm water with lemon juice in the morning when you wake up. Avoid eating 2 to 3 hours before going to bed and make sure your last meal is light to digest.
Move Your Body
Once you have restored your energy just a bit, start doing some sports. Jog 15 minutes three times a week if this is new to you. Do gentle yoga. Then gradually shift to more active workouts, such as longer runs, exercises with weights or high-intensity workouts. Try new experiences. You can come across cool offers for your first sessions at the gyms. It really is so that to have more energy and feel great you need to put in some energy through physical activity in a first place.
Go to a park, to the beach, walk the streets. Being outside without any gadgets is so nourishing! Breathe the air, enjoy the rays of the sun on your skin and look around. Time runs slower during such mini-holidays. This is one of the ways to calm down your nervous system and replenish your energy.
Meditate and Breathe
It’s essential to incorporate a few minutes of meditation and deep breathing in the mornings and in the afternoons. You can do deep breathing and a silent meditation or a short guided meditation, whatever suits best to calm your mind and allow you to feel more present and content. Regular practice will make your days more special, harmonious and pleasant.
See what works for you and play with your tools once you discover something new. Pleasant habits stick. Do what boosts your energy and expands your being. If you feel drained at some point, check in with yourself: did you have enough sleep and water today? Have you been meditating and exercising enough for the last past days? Have you spent time in nature or just stayed on your own for a while? Readjust your routine accordingly once you feel you fell back and be very kind to yourself.
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