Why Are You So low in Energy?

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Are you tired all the time? Do you find yourself yawning all day long? Do you never seem to have the energy you need to be able to get through the day? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you’re certainly not alone. We’ve all been there. And we’ve all had moments where we feel as if things just aren’t going to change. As if you’re just not going to be able to feel more energized, because the tiredness is going to go on and on and on!

But, you’ll be glad to know that this can change. And it will. Right now, you’re stuck in a vicious cycle. And the things that you’re doing in your everyday life may be keeping you there. So it’s time to make a change.

Now, change can seem scary. But don’t you worry, because this doesn’t have to be big, bad, scary change. It’s the kind of change where you make very small adjustments to what you’re doing so that you can feel better. And that’s the kind of change that we all know and love. Because we all have to start somewhere and starting off small is usually the answer. So if you’re desperate to get some energy back, here are seven things that you can do.

Poor Sleep

First of all, if you find that you’re just not getting enough sleep or your quality of sleep is suffering, then this could be why. Because your body will not be able to heal and re-energize properly. So you need these tips to help you sleep better and get your energy levels back to where they should be. Because if you can start to get the quality of sleep that you need, and the right amount, it’s going to make a big difference.

Stress

Or maybe you’re under a lot of stress at the moment? Are you stressed out at work? Around the home? With the kids? If you know that you’re always getting worked up about what’s going on, then this is going to zap up all of your energy and leave you with nothing at all to actually get through your day!

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Diet Choices

Another huge contributing factor to low energy levels is your diet. If you’re always eating high sugar and fat meals, and you know your diet could be a lot better, then you’re going to want to make sure that you’re eating foods that are going to fill you with energy and not leave you feeling lethargic and unmotivated. By simply finding a balance and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, your energy levels should improve.

Lack Of Exercise

Now, you may say that you’re not the biggest fan of exercise, but if you’re sedentary all of the time, you will be low in energy. It’s proven that exercise boosts energy. So if you feel as if you need some help with your energy levels, go for a walk. Or a run. Maybe dance around. Or play a sport. Try out different styles of exercise to find out what you might like, and give it a go. Because you will notice such a difference when you do.

Screen Time

If you know that you’re always on your phone or your devices, then this too could be the culprit. Because it’s super easy for your mind to engage with what you’re consuming and go into overdrive. It can be exhausting. Try to limit your screen time and spend time outside or doing other things and see if this makes a difference.

Too Busy

Or maybe you’re running around all of the time and your schedule is just too busy? If this is the case, then you are really going to want to think about slowing down. Because when you’re exhausted and you’re dealing with chronic stress, it’s going to have such a negative impact on your health in the long term. If you don’t do this by choice, you will be forced to through burnout.

Worries

But then also, you may find that you’re full of so many worries, and maybe they’re just exhausting you. Do you feel as if you’re mind is always ticking over with this and that? Are you always stressing out about what you need to do next, or worrying about the children? Maybe you need to try and give your mind a break. Maybe even a physical break will help you to recharge your batteries and allow you to build up the energy you need once again.

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