How to not feel so tired all of the time.
Whenever I seem to ask any of my friends how they are at the minute, the general response is 'yeah I'm fine, I'm just TIRED.' Everyone seems to be super tired, all of the time, myself included. And to be honest, it's not really much of a surprise considering how busy our lives get. Sometimes, I find myself wondering whether feeling constantly worn out is just another part of our modern-day lives that we're somehow supposed to get used to.
But, as I read somewhere once, if our minds and our bodies are healthy, then we should feel amazing no matter how full our daily schedules are. So, I decided to start doing some research, and I found that there are some relatively simple lifestyle changes out there that will hopefully help us all not feel so terribly exhausted every day!
S L E E P
Okay, don't look at me like that. Hear me out. We all may tell ourselves that of course we're getting enough sleep, but are you really? I don't know about you, but I'll take myself off to bed at 10.30pm, with the intention of sleeping and getting those all important 7-8 hours sleep. But then I sit scrolling through Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and before I know it, I'm down to 6 hours or less.
My aim for the next week or so is to create a nighttime routine, and then try and stick to it!
K E E P H Y D R A T E D
If I'm not drinking enough water, I get all moody and I definitely feel less energised than when I keep my hydration levels up. I also find that I get really bad headaches if I haven't been drinking enough water, making me feel even more tired than I already am.
I always try and keep a huge glass of water topped up while I'm at desk at work - this way I can just keep sipping on it throughout the day, and I was surprised by how quickly this became a habit when I first started!
E A T W E L L
In my case, this is quite often eating too little, but eating the wrong food can also be a bit of an issue in draining your energy levels. Making sure you're getting enough fruit & veg, protein and healthy fats (which yes, includes avocado!), can really make all the difference to how you feel throughout the day.
E X E R C I S E R E G U L A R L Y
I have currently fallen so far off the exercise band wagon, it's terrible and I genuinely feel awful for it. I know from personal experience, and experience which I've written about on this blog before, how genuinely amazing those endorphins can make you feel. When I manage to drag my bum to the gym before work, I have so much more energy and I'm always so much more productive!
Do you guys have any tips on how to not feel so tired?