Have you ever had a day where you are just dragging? Where it just seems impossible to get yourself motivated and energetic all day? If you work or are a stay at home mom, having a lazy day is really not an option, unfortunately. You can’t just stay in bed all day because you can’t gather up the energy to get up. Generally speaking, you have to gather yourself up and force yourself to get up whether it be in order to make it on time to your job or to take the kiddos to school or get the family breakfast or what not. There are three main reasons as to why you might have these ‘tired days.’ Here they are and what you can do about them.
Not Enough Sleep
Sleep in so incredibly important. Experts say that we need seven to eight hours of sleep every single night. If you are getting any less than that on a regular basis, then this might be the cause of your lethargy. Having pure linen sheets on your bed is pointless if you don’t use them enough. Interrupted sleep is another reason why you might feel tired throughout the day. The studies that showed that we need seven to eight hours also showed that this meant seven to eight consecutive hours. If you have children, this is almost impossible but do what you can.
You might also try making your bed in the morning so that it is comfortable to get into at night. Bed sheet sets like pure linen sheets can tend to get a little tangled in the night. If you make your bed in the morning, you won’t have to worry about sorting all that out; you can just fall right in bed and go to sleep.
Not Eating Well
You could snuggle up with those pure linen sheets and sleep all day and all night and if you aren’t eating right, you’ll still feel heavy and lethargic. Make sure that you are eating small meals every three to four hours and that your meals are a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Try to stay away from sugary foods as they tend to not make you full for very long and also make you drowsy.
On a side note, if you are trying to lose weight, the best way to do it is to use small and often. The types calories you consume matter as well.
Not Enough Activity
If you have gotten the eating and sleeping thing down, the next thing you need to add in is your exercise. This could even be just going for a walk every day. If you have the time, going to a gym or a full on exercise regime at home is best but doing a little something is better than nothing. Try to exercise at least three times a week to start and then you can build up from there.
There’s the gym, as mentioned, and walking but there are also plenty of work out videos on the Internet that you can pull from. There are even written circuit training work outs on sites like Pinterest and others that are good. A mix of strength training and cardio is best. You may feel like this is making you even more tired at first but keep at it and you’ll start to notice that you feel a lot better in the mornings and throughout the day.
If you can get more of the above three issues, then you will likely see a huge spike in your energy and motivation during your day to day life. It may not happen right away but consistency is key. It’s alright to be exhausted at the end of the day, fall into your pure linen sheets and go right to sleep. In fact, that’s the best thing to do. But in order to feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning, you need to make sure that you are getting enough sleep, eating properly and exercising through out your day. Consistency is key and if you can do that for a couple of weeks, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much more motivation you have.
25 Oct 2016