Constantly Tired? Here Are 11 Ways To Beat It...
Try These Before You Reach For A Coffee...
If you’ve come across this blog, chances are you’re tired… a lot. Well truth is, there’s a lot of us that suffer from constant fatigue and as we all know, it can really get in the way of your day-to-day life. (And it’s even worse when you then find yourself unable to sleep at night.)
So, if you find that your desk is looking far too comfortable when you’re slumped in your seat by 2 pm, then we have a few tricks that will bring you back to life, no caffeine required.
1. Assess Your Posture
Poor posture can make you feel tired. Who knew? If your spine is out of alignment, your muscles have to work harder to compensate, meaning you’re using more energy. So, pull your shoulders back, your belly button in towards your spine and try and angle your screen so that it’s at eye level. By doing so, you’ll also feel more awake than if you’re slumping as it’ll remind your body and mind that it isn’t nap time just yet.
2. Stock Up on Energy-Boosting Foods
Avoid carbs, as they can make you feel even more tired than you already are. Pack your diet full of these power-house ingredients instead, to keep your energy levels up.
1. Eggs – because these are a complete protein, containing amino acids, they’ll fill you up and provide an energy boost.
2. Sweet Potato – these are rich in B vitamins and slow-releasing energy, so they help beat that post-lunch slump. They’re also easily digested so you won’t bloat, either.
3. Spinach – A common reason for people feeling tired all the time is because of a deficiency in iron. It decreases the oxygen flow to the brain, leaving you feeling fatigued. Add a few leaves to your salad on a morning or to your lunch time salad and stock up on that much needed iron.
3. Top Up on Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency is also common, especially throughout the winter months. The symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency include muscle pain, poor sleep and fatigue. It’s difficult to get vitamin D through your diet only, so take vitamin D supplements and try to get out in the sunshine more, if you can.
4. Brew Herbal Tea
A hot cup of herbal tea, although they have no caffeine in, can help to wake you up and are full of health benefits. Try:
1. Fresh Ginger Tea (with a slice of orange or lemon)
2. Liquorice Tea
3. Rosehip and Gingko Tea
5. Add Coconut to Your Coffee
If you *must* have some coffee, try adding a spoonful of coconut oil to your cup of joe. The medium chain triglycerides will fire up your metabolism and immune system, giving you an energy boost.
6. Use Essential Oils
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7. Have a Glass of Water
One of the more common reasons for feeling tired is dehydration. Studies show that being dehydrated even by 2% impairs any performance that requires attention or memory skills. You should be drinking around 6 glasses of water a day, and if you’re not drinking enough, this could be your downfall.
8. Bring On The Berries
Mixed berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries have been shown to sustain and improve cognitive function for up to six hours! Blast them all together in a smoothie of your choice on a morning.
9. Snack Small and Often
Eating regularly supports blood sugar levels, so if you’re leaving more than 3 hours between meal times, this could be why you’re feeling tired. Snacking on things such as dates, figs, apricots, nuts and seeds will keep your energy levels up.
10. Eat More Plants
Plant-based eating has become more and more popular over the last couple of years, and if you’re not on board, this could be your downfall. It’s been shown to improve people’s energy levels, and whilst we’re not suggesting you should go 100% vegan, we do suggest getting some good greens in your diet. Try it and see how you feel.
11. Prioritise Your Sleep
There’s a strong chance the reason why you feel so tired is because you’re not sleeping enough, or the sleep you’re getting isn’t the greatest. We know the importance of good sleep, which is why we created our Dream Lotion to help get you to sleep quicker. So before you wind down for the day, apply the lotion to your neck, upper arms and chest. The soothing scents of lavender, bergamot and cedarwood oil will induce levels of serotonin and relax your body and mind. So far we’ve helped hundreds of customers cut out sleeping pills for good. We currently have a huge 30% off our Dream Lotion, if you click this link so you can give it a go and have the best sleep of your life.
And at the end of the day...
There's plenty of reasons you may feel tired throughout the day, and the most important thing you can do is make sure you're getting 7 or more hours sleep every night, eating your greens and drinking enough water. If you do these three things and don't notice a difference, it's probably worth visiting your doctor to see if you have a deficiency in iron or vitamin D. Either way, it's best to get to the bottom of it, because fatigue can really get in the way of your life, and relying on caffeine isn't healthy for your mind or your body.
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