Why Am I So Tired? – How To Get More Energy
Being tired is part of life. The challenges of your day-to-day activities, the tiresome work commute, the stress of the job, family commitments, and personal goals, are all components of a great case of burnout. It seems like with all of the technology, smartphones, beeping appliances, computers, et cetera that even on weekends you can’t seem to get any rest. There’s simply no peace and quiet. It’s always something! If it isn’t the microwave beeping or your phone alerting, it’s the seatbelt indicator in your car. No matter what, your life is geared to stress you out.
Is there a way to still have all the conveniences of your life and cut out some of the stress and hassle?
You bet there is!
If it seems like no matter what you do, you still feel tired and worn out then this article may be able to help you get more energy. Like most people, you want to accomplish as much as you can in as little time possible. You want to be efficient and productive. However, much of the time, you focus so hard on the things you are doing that it seems like you never get anything done. Yet you always feel tired, worn out, and discouraged.
You must never give up. Don’t give into all of the pressures and stressors at home and at work. Instead, take a deep breath and know that relief is on the way. Simply take the time to read this article and consider the following tips on how you can reduce stress, feel less tired, and get more energy.
Cut The Sugar
Although sugar can provide you with a short burst of energy, it should not be considered a main source of energy. Yes, your body gets most of its energy from glucose, however, sugar is not glucose. The sugar that is forced into your diet by society is all fructose. Go ahead and read the ingredients of many different foods. You will notice a lot of high fructose corn syrup and other artificial sweeteners.
When you consume this garbage, your body treats the fructose as a foreign substance. It doesn’t really know what to do with it. It can’t break it down into glucose because it is already broken down. Therefore, your body converts it into fat and stores it away. As a result, people who consume a lot of sugar end up coming down with all sorts of problems. They can get diabetes, become obese, have a weak immune system, et cetera.
High-sugar, high-calorie, foods, and beverages with artificial sweeteners and preservatives should be avoided if at all possible. The “sugar rush” from these products does more damage than it’s worth and can cause a crash that can make you feel even more tired than before. Therefore, consume these products in moderation or not at all.
Often times, when people are tired they immediately believe that grabbing a cup of coffee, or some other caffeinated beverage, will perk them up. Though this is true in the short run, the long run is a different story. Adding caffeine to your diet on a regular basis will end up making you more stressed and tired. The reason is that caffeine is a drug, and your body treats it as such. When you consume caffeine on a regular basis your body begins to account for that by altering its system. Essentially your body says, “well since you’re providing me with some caffeine, I don’t have to naturally produce as much”.
Eventually, you will build a tolerance and will have to consume more and more caffeine to achieve the same effect. Then, when you stop consuming caffeine, your body will be in withdrawal because it isn’t naturally producing the proper amount. Your body is waiting for you to supplement the production. Therefore, to avoid this problem, it is best to consume caffeine in moderation. That way the caffeine should always have a positive effect on you. In addition, your body won’t begin to count on that caffeine and alter its production.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is very important. However, it is much easier said than done. There are several different ways of promoting a good night’s sleep, too many to discuss them all. However, one of the most important ways is to figure out how much sleep your body really needs. Do you operate best on six hours of sleep or do you need nine? Find this out and then do your best to get that number of hours every night.
Another great way to help promote sleep is to unwind before bed. Allow yourself a good half hour to simply sit and think. Let your mind wander and think about all of those things that normally run through your mind when you are trying to sleep. By doing this before lying down, you will put your mind at ease. That way, when you do go to bed, your mind will be ready to sleep. In addition, make your bed a conditioned stimulus for sleep. That means that you need to only be in your bed when you are going to sleep. Eventually, your body will learn that anytime you are in the bed, it is time to sleep. Before long, you will fall asleep almost immediately when getting into bed.
Purify Your Body
In today’s world, there are so many toxins and other impurities in everything. The food you eat, water you drink, and air you breathe can all be full of energy zapping chemicals. This inoculation can cause a form of low-grade poisoning that can tire your body because it is always fighting off the pathogens. Therefore, there are a few things you can do to cope with these environmental toxins.
Make sure you are breathing clean air around the house. Change your air filters regularly and maybe even get an air purifier. Plants are also a great way to purify the air. In addition, make sure that you are drinking clean water and enough of it. Have your supply tested if necessary, and try to drink half your body weight in ounces each day. If you weigh 200 pounds, then you need 100 ounces of water each day.
Take the initiative start making some changes in your everyday life. Go ahead and start small. Instead of cutting out everything right away, start by drinking two less soft drinks a week, replace the sandwich with a wrap, lose the junk food snacks, drop one cup of coffee, or drink one more glass of water. Take your pick; the point is that you need to start. If you start small and slowly increase, then pretty soon you will be living a much healthier life. You will soon begin to notice more energy and a clearer mind than before. Go ahead; try it. I dare you.
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