Sometimes we wake up in the morning already tired. At other times, we return from work exhausted, even though we have hardly left our chair all day. Low energy and fatigue are in fact symptoms of bad habits and an unhealthy lifestyle. The good news is that they can be controlled or even changed.
Poor nutrition, lack of sleep at night and a sedentary lifestyle are among the biggest enemies of health. Over time, they can create various diseases, and drain the energy needed to enjoy our daily lives. Besides, there are some common habits that also lead to fatigue.
5. You don’t know how to say “no”
Whether it’s about a friend’s request, an exaggerated number of office tasks or family expectations, you tend to take on everything you’re asked to do, even if these things are unpleasant or more than you can handle. Sometimes you need to be firm and say “I’m sorry,” “I can’t this time” or find some other way to express a polite but firm “no”. As a result, you will feel relieved, and have more time to do what you really want. In fact, when you do what you love, you will have a lot more energy. Try to follow your dreams, do something pleasant for yourself every day, and focus on the positive aspects of your daily routine.
4. Too much planning
You are a perfectionist, and you spend too much time creating elaborate plans in your head. The problem arises when you don’t do much more but to dream of how to avoid failure and be the best of all, since you in fact consume your energy on dreams and fantasies. At some point, it’s important to put perfection aside and focus your energy on the facts. This way, you will feel much more fulfilled, and will actually be able to start realizing your dreams.
3. Anger, resentment and toxic people
Unpleasant experiences and lingering memories generate anger and resentment that affect hormonal balance and well-being. There are negative feelings that, without you realizing it, drain you of energy and cause fatigue. Pay more attention to your emotional states, and when you feel overwhelmed by negative feelings, such as fear, stress, anger, hatred or envy, simply detach from these and turn your attention to positive things. The same principle goes for dealing with toxic people. They tend to steal your energy by overwhelming you with their problems and unhappiness. Try to avoid them such people, as they will fill you with negative energy even when you try to help them.
2. You don’t drink enough water
Dehydration affects the functioning of the brain, some of its most immediate symptoms being lack of concentration and fatigue. Always have a glass or bottle of water at hand, and drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day. On hot days or when you exercise, you need to replace the water lost through perspiration, so increase water consumption to at least 2 liters per day. Carbonated drinks, coffee and alcohol, although liquids, dehydrate the body.
1. Unhealthy lifestyle
When you live a hectic life, your energy will deplete fast. No matter how hurried you are, don’t give in to the temptation to grab fast food on the go. Take the time to prepare meals using a lot of vegetables and fruits, as fresh as possible, which provide the body with the nutrients that provide the body with energy.
Sleep is equally important: when you don’t get enough sleep, you will wake up with less energy than you need to go through the day.