If you’re constantly feeling ready for a nap and have no motivation to do things, even those you truly enjoy, you’re not alone.
Good news, however, is that there might be a couple of solutions to your problem, and easy ones at that.
Here’s what you can do to improve your energy levels and fight fatigue:
Make small changes
Many people live with the constant sense of fatigue because they think they need to make huge changes in order to feel the difference in their energy levels.
However, small changes in your everyday routine can also have an impact on you.
Take a different route to work, go running instead of the gym, or change your workspace. These small changes are sometimes enough to improve your energy levels.
Even if you feel tired, you should make an effort to be active.
It might sound illogical, but the more energy you spend, the more energy you’ll have.
The best way to keep your energy level high is to practice HIIT. These workouts will not only keep you fit and strong, but they will also boost your metabolism. This will get your blood pumping and help you snap out of your fatigue circle.
Lots of protein will keep you energized throughout the day. Pay attention to include protein into your breakfast too. Think eggs and ham, or add protein powder to your morning shake.
If you overload on carbs, you’ll feel tired shortly after the meal.
You can also have frequent snacks. They will prevent you from overeating at meal-time (this will only make you more tired and sleepy) and keep your blood sugar up until your next meal.
Improve your sleep routine
We can’t stress enough just how important sleep is if you want to feel energized. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, here are some tips that can help you.
Experts suggest keeping your bedroom cool and introducing a relaxing pre-bed routine.
Enjoy a warm shower, take up reading (stay away from screens before bed) and avoid exercising late in the evening.
Recent research also shows there’s a strong connection between air pollution and fatigue, so improving your bedroom air quality could be a good next step. Polluted outdoor and indoor air makes people lethargic, forgetful and less productive. Additionally, pollutants from the air can irritate your nose, sinuses and throat, which can affect your work performance, mood and even your good night’s sleep.
However, while air-purifying plants can control pollution levels indoors, but getting a reliable HEPA air purifier is probably the best solution for your bedroom.
If you get a quality seven or eight hours of sleep at night, you’ll immediately feel the difference in your energy levels, concentration, productivity and mood.
Proper hydration is one of the most important and easiest tips on this list.
Hydration helps fight headaches, mood swings and fatigue and will give you new energy to tackle your daily tasks.
Keeping hydrated is especially important if you’re working out regularly.
Just a simple glass of water can make you more energized and wake up your brain and body.
So, feel free to try these quick and natural remedies for fatigue. However, if your symptoms stay the same, don’t hesitate to consult a doctor and get a professional opinion.
Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. Mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is passionate writer, a traveler and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.