Do you wake up in the mornings feel as though you could easily turn over and go back to sleep? Or do you inevitably hit that wall of exhaustion every day where it feels like a struggle to focus on anything? We know the feeling! Many of us suffer from that frustrating exhaustion where it feels as though you can never find enough energy. And you’re constantly left asking yourself “Why am I so tired?”
Feeling constantly tired can affect your life in so many ways. It can make you feel as though you’re simply missing out. Before you hit that snooze button again, consider these reasons that might just pinpoint your reason for feeling so tired.
Lack of Exercise
We can see how this seems almost counter-intuitive to your problem. But the fact is that exercise is an essential component for your body to produce more energy. If you’re barely making it through your workday, the chances are that you’re not giving your body enough physical movement to fuel those cells and get your blood pumping. So trying to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine. Try cycling to work, swimming, or taking up an adult karate in the evenings.
Bad Bedtime Routine
If you have trouble going to sleep, there could be some simple factors that are the culprits. If you’re glued to your computer or TV screen up until the moment your go to bed, that could be your problem. Your brain and body are receiving constant stimuli, so there’s not enough time to power down when you lay in bed. Try to avoid looking at your computer, TV or cell phone at least 15 minutes prior to bedtime. Pick up a book instead.
Stress can be one of those vicious factors that can easily cause a cycle of exhaustion. You endure it on the commute to work, during work, and on the way home. So if you can’t relax your mind and body, that stress may still be idling in the background, preventing you from getting a good restful sleep. Try to incorporate some meditation and exercise to try and alleviate that tension.
Of course, what we put into our body affects just about everything, including our levels of energy. If your daily consumption habits consist of foods and beverages that are high in sugar and processed carbs, you’re setting your body up to have that inevitable energy crash. Eating a wholesome, healthy diet is essential to give your body the right nutrients and supplements for keeping that engine thriving.
Take some time to really stop and think about your daily habits and what is most likely triggering your exhaustion. Chances are, when you really pay attention, you may find that one of these four reasons might be your reason for feeling so tired. Once you identify the problem you can find a solution and feel like a whole new you.