You go to bed at night with the mindset of waking up in the morning feeling all strong and fit for the day, but really, you can’t stop being tired. I know how difficult that might be, as indeed, it is not easy to develop that motivation all of a sudden. This feeling will make you far from being productive. But this, gentlemen, needs to change.
In this article, we will touch the things you can do to be motivated and stop being tired all the time. This will involve adjusting your body, physically and mentally to find that energy for you to finish your daily task as you have planned it.
The 7 Ways to Stop Being Tired All the Time
1. Develop a Healthy Sleep Cycle
Sleeping is the most important thing you need to do to replenish your energy so that you can have a nice productive day the following day. I know there are various videos and online articles out there telling to have 8 hours sleep, wake up at 5 am or drink a cup of coffee the first thing in the morning; but the reality is everybody is different, and the best way to find out is to try knowing you and getting the most effective sleep cycle for you – this comes with a handful of benefits.
To do this, you need to get rid of your alarm clock for 1 week. Yes, you read that right; 1 week. This will help you to figure out how many hours of sleep you need, to function, stay productive, and stay awake every day. My recommendation would be for you to go to bed early. Now, what’s early? You should aim to be in bed for 10 pm, or latest, 11 pm – then wake up when your body is ready.
The number of hours varies from individuals, as some people may even need 9 hours of sleep for them to stop being tired. So, you must get to know the number of sleep hours you need for your body to be strong and ready for the task the following day. Set yourself a schedule to know exactly how many hours you need so that you can sleep for that many hours your body needs to be strong the next morning.
2. Take Cold Showers
This is not an easy thing to do in the morning most especially if you live in a cold place. But you need to know that cold showers wake you up and will help you get ready for your day.
Taking cold showers is probably the number 1 thing that will help you wake up. Unlike hot showers, they make you tired and feel too relaxed, but you need the opposite effect on you – research has also proved that hot showers are bad for your skin and your hair, whereby cold shower is more of a healthy option.
3. Exercise Daily
Exercising every day, even if it is just going for a walk, has proven to help every single individual physically and mentally. Working out strengthens your heart, improve your blood circulations, and it helps to increase the oxygen level in your body.
There are so many benefits to working out besides looking good and fit; this is you being able to sleep well at night and stop being tired the next morning. To achieve the ultimate benefit of exercising on you, you should incorporate the habit of exercising in the morning. This will help you to stay and keep awake in the morning and help you to stop being tired during the day. This as well will help you sleep a lot faster and better at night because the body has been used to its potential for the day.
If you are reading this during the breakdown of the coronavirus, and the lockdown implementation, you should know that this is the best time to build up your daily routine and get yourself prepared for when the lockdown restriction is lifted. You can read our article on the best 15 home workout you can do to keep fit and smart during this coronavirus lockdown.
4. Don’t Rely on Caffeine
I know we all love coffee or any caffeinated beverages – it gives really good feelings and vibes – but that doesn’t mean you should be drinking coffee two to three times in a day because you think you need it. Instead, you should drink more water.
5. Drinking More Water
Speaking of drinking more water, drinking more water is going to help regulate your body temperature, flush any toxic substance in your body, maintain healthy blood pressure, and making your skin look and feel a lot better – most especially for those of you with acne, drinking water helps you a lot – as your body is gradually clear from the toxic substances in your body, this, in turn, will help you stop being tired at all time.
6. Do Not Overeat
Overeating makes you bloated, and this, in turn, will make you feel even more tired because your body has now been loaded up. Instead, you should start eating smaller meals and more nutrients in them; nutrients like iron and vitamins, because they naturally give you more energy to battle through the day.
7. Get Sunlight Every Day
This is such an easy thing you can do and should be doing everyday as it will brighten your day, your mood, and it will give you that extra energy that will help you to stop being tired.
This can be easily neglected due to having to work and getting things done but staying indoor all the time will make you look pale. Sunlight helps to increase the serotonin level in the brain which is associated with your mood – this makes sense as indeed people tend to feel a lot better and happy when the sun is out, compared to a cloudy, low light day – your body then produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, and vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which is great for the bone’s health.
Bottom line is that sunlight will make you more motivated, brighten up your mood, and most importantly, help you to stop being tired by giving you the extra boost of energy you need to complete your day.