How to not feel so tired all of the time.



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? 

Soph

12 comments

  1. Sleep and getting those 7-8 hours is so important! I try to sleep by 10-10:30 and even if I do i know i'm not getting the hours because of waking up frequently so I'm researching things to help me sleep better at the moment! Water is a big issue for me I actually go through my working day and barely drink even 300 ml!! but it's hard to remember when you're busy teaching small people!
    Definitely love these tips though!
    http://www.pagesfrombeth.blogspot.com

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  2. I've fallen off the exercise bandwagon too, I definitely agree that it fills you with so much more enjoy! Great tips!

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  3. Yes, sleeping really is the big factor here! There are lots of extra things you can do, but you need to be starting with a good old rest first. For me, 10pm is lights out time, no excuses. All Instagram scrolling, whatsapp messaging etc. has to be done before this point. I also find exercise does make a big difference - I don't have time to fit it in before work so I gym afterwards instead. It re-energises me enough to be productive through the evening, inspires me to eat well and also makes sure I'm physically tired (not just mentally) come bed time!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Wellbeing & Lifestyle

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  4. I find that sleeping 8 hours a night is not enough for me, but I actually need to have a regular sleep time routine. So go to bed at about the same time and waking at the same time in the morning which helps. Also, even if you think you get a proper sleep by counting the hours, it might be that there is something bothering your sleep (happens to me on occasion). Eating light in the evening and doing at least some sort of exercise during the day usually helps me with that :)

    Lii

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  5. Loved it! I definitely have to work on drinking enough... seems easy but is so hard I feel :/

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com

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  6. I NEED a night time routine, I'm so tired of staying up late literally doing nothing other than scrolling through social media!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

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  7. I'm guilty with the whole sleep thing. I try to not go to bed and then access my phone, I try to leave it just on the bedside table. But sometimes I reach it and I'm on it for another 30 min. I used to drink too little but I usually add fresh lemon juice to my water and this does the job. I can drink loads of lemon water eat day!
    Lea, xx
    www.asnippetoflife.com

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  8. I'm constantly tired, I mean it doesn't help that I'm anaemic but still haha! I need to remember these, eating better is definitely something on my list!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  9. Great post Soph! I'm always SO tired all of the time! xxx

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  10. I am definitely in a slump of feeling tired at the moment. I have managed to keep up the gym at least 2/3 days a week which definitely helps. I think my eating schedule is playing a part though so I'm definitely going to try and eat three balanced meals every day this week. Started today with Nutella crumpets so I'm not doing too well so far ha! x
    misszarabelle.com

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  11. A killer workout always helps me to sleep well! I definitely need to up my hydration levels - it's something that I always forget to do. I'm feeling quite bleugh and lazy at the moment as I'm home most of the time looking for work - I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  12. All the points are so true! I struggled the most with the exercise bit I was lazdy and couldn't really see how exhausing myself will make me more energized. However it really works! I can be super exhausted and after a good workout I am actually not tired anymore :)

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