It’s not uncommon to feel a little tired every now again. We live during increasingly chaotic times. We are often expected to push faster and further than ever before in order to meet or exceed our goals. This frenetic way of life can leave us feeling mentally and physically shattered more often than not. For most of us, those feelings of exhaustion will soon pass after a rest and a little self-administered TLC. For others, however, the struggle is real.
If you find yourself dreading the daily grind or struggling to leave the depths of your bed, it might be worth taking note of these seven tips.
Forgive us for stating the obvious, but if you’ve noticed you’re feeling especially tired at the moment it might be worth asking yourself if you’re getting enough sleep. Are you allowing yourself to relax before drifting off, and settling down into a routine of bed and waking times? Sleep experts recommend heading to bed and rising at the same time each day, and aiming to achieve between seven and nine hours’ of sleep in order to feel truly rested.
Drink! Tiredness and irritability can be symptoms of dehydration. Are you really drinking enough water? Nutritionists recommend consuming eight glasses of water a day, although drinking enough so that you feel refreshed and energised is a good start.
Eat little and often
Eating large meals or skipping breakfast can contribute towards us feeling tired and sluggish. In order to fight fatigue, consume small meals more regularly. Your aim should be to fill your diet with vitamins, nutrients and minerals, which will have you fighting fit in no time.
Who’s ready for an upbeat, rejuvenating workout? Although hitting the gym is perhaps the last thing on your mind right now, there’s a wealth of evidence to suggest that an energising workout is actually the best remedy for tiredness. Short, sharp bursts of exercise can do wonders for our energy levels, and leave us feeling far more upbeat. Go on – get that heart racing.
We know what you’re thinking. How can we possibly advise you to reduce your stress levels, when you’ve still got so much to do? Stress and the symptoms of anxiety are utterly exhausting. As hard as it may be to let go, ensure you’re regularly making time for yourself.
Pick me up
Nuts are rich in nutrients, and make fantastic pick-me-ups. Berries, bananas and granola also contain bite-sized amounts of energy. Keep a small snack handy for those more sluggish moments – the top up will do you the world of good. Reon Powder Shots are rich in vitamin B12 and each sachet provides the same caffeine as a double espresso shot, so they’re a great booster when you’ve just got to get to the end of the day.
Have an 'MOT'
While it’s not unusual to feel a little tired every now and again, extended periods of fatigue could indicate an underlying health issue, such as diabetes, thyroid disorder, anaemia, depression or sleep apnea. If you’ve exhausted all other remedies pay your GP a visit. Your health simply isn’t worth the risk.
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