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October 22, 2017

Too Tired to Get Things Done?

You only have so much energy each day. How you spend that energy is a major factor in how much stress you experience and how positively productive you can be. Here are some tips to keep your energy up, reduce stress, and help you achieve the results you need.shutterstock_131727803

·      Are you getting enough hours of sleep or are you sleep deprived? Having a good night’s sleep is a key factor in feeling alert and energetic. Most experts recommend getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night. If you aren’t meeting this goal, you are sleep deprived.

·      Do your eating habits support you and give you energy? Big, heavy meals make you sleepy since they focus your body’s energy on digestion. Try eating smaller, more frequent meals to keep your blood sugar even and your energy high.

·      Do you rely on sugary foods and coffee for quick energy boosts? While you might feel a boost of energy, soon after you will have an energy crash. Spiking your blood sugar like this wreaks havoc with insulin production and is a dangerous way to stay awake. If you need a quick boost, drink a glass of fresh water and take a walk. Just 10 minutes in the fresh air and sunshine will revitalize you.

If you are always tired even after taking steps to improve, it may be time to see a medical professional.

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