Feeling lethargic and tired during the day is something that so many of us just accept. We tell ourselves that it’s just a normal feature of a busy lifestyle that most people experience. But if you’re constantly feeling tired, there’s probably a reason for it. It’s not normal or healthy to feel like this and the chances are, you can stop it. If you find yourself struggling to keep your eyes open all day, it might be caused by one of these things.
You’re probably fed up of hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there’s a good reason that everybody is always banging on about it. Because it really is the most important meal of the day and skipping it starts you out on the back foot. Not only do you miss out on the energy that you need for the day, but skipping breakfast also convinces your body that you’re in a stressful situation and releases lots more stress hormones, so you start your day with no energy and increased stress levels. Don’t start making excuses about not having enough time, there are plenty of nutritious breakfasts that you can eat on the go.
The health risks of smoking are discussed all of the time, but one negative effect that is often overlooked is the effect it has on your energy levels throughout the day. When you first smoke a cigarette, the nicotine does give you a little energy boost, however, it’s only short lived. You’ll soon crash and end up feeling more tired than you were before you smoked the cigarette. The NHS stop smoking service is free so you should look into quitting right away. As well as all of the normal health benefits that you’ve already heard about, you’ll see a huge increase in the amount of energy that you have during the day.
Lack Of Exercise
When you’re feeling tired all of the time, you’re less likely to want to exercise, but lack of exercise makes you feel even more tired and you get stuck in a vicious cycle. But if you can break it, you’ll see huge improvements in your energy levels. As soon as you finish exercising, you’ll notice an improvement, but it also helps you to sleep better which will improve your energy as well. You don’t need to be doing intense workouts every day to see the benefit, even a ten minute brisk walk will make you feel more alert.
Not Taking Holidays
Living a busy lifestyle without taking a holiday once in awhile will leave you feeling burned out. Research shows that people who take holidays more regularly are less prone to feeling tired as well as getting sick. Taking even a few days out gives you a chance to recharge your batteries and helps you to avoid letting things get on top of you. When you do go away, don’t take your work with you. Spending your weekend getaway answering work emails isn’t really a holiday and you won’t see any positive effects from it.
When you find yourself falling asleep by lunchtime, don’t pass it off as a normal feature of modern life. Do something about it and you’ll feel better in no time.