“Why am I so tired all the damn time? ” is a question I asked myself all the damn hour. It doesn’t matter how many naps I take or how many beakers of black coffee I drink. I’m. Always. Shot. If you’re reading this and guessed “WTF SAME” then keep reading because I’m about to uncover some small( major) lifestyle habits that make you tired and could be the reason you never have any energy.
1. Not Drinking Enough Water
Drinking water is so important for so many reasons. Dehydration can leave us feeling weak, foggy, drained, exhausted, and dead. Force yourself to drink at least 64 ounces of water every day and you will notice a major health improvement.
2. Drinking Too Much Alcohol
An occasional beverage won’t tire you out, but cracking open a spiked seltzer or pouring a glass of wine after work five days per week sure AF will. Try cutting out alcohol from your diet( or at least cutting back on the amount you drink) and see how much more energetic you’ll become. I bet you a shot of tequila you’ll feel a hell of a lot better.
3. Not Getting Enough Nutrients In Your Diet
Our mothers aren’t evil and didn’t force us to finish our veggies before eating dessert for nothing. A well-balanced diet is key to feeling good and having enough energy every day. If your diet principally consists of fast food or crappy snacks, take a multivitamin every morning or increase the amount of greens you feed.
4. Not Getting Enough Sleep
Duh. But seriously. Not getting enough sleep is one of those habits that induce you tired, however obvious that sounds. Start going to bed earlier or sleeping later on the weekends, especially if you wake up at 4am each morning for work. Easier said than done when you have a million things to do all day every day, but aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night to wake up feeling freshened and ready to go.
5. Sitting Too Much
Most of us work in an office 40 hours per week every week. It’s tough to reach 10,000 steps during the day unless we crank out a bunch of errands or reach the gym after our shift. I get it. But being active will get your blood pumping and give you an endorphin hurry which will boost your energy and stimulate you less likely to shoot your husband. Whatever you have to do, stop sitting so often and GET MOVING!
Stop being a zombie. Make a new habit of cutting out these old habits that construct you tired, that you don’t even realize are negatively impacting your health and stealing away your energy. It’s easier said than done, but once you do it, you’ll transform into a magical butterfly( or semi-normal functioning part of society) ASAP.
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