Sometimes I feel like naps are the only way that I can make it alive throughout a given day. I know I’m not the only one who has days where I just feel like a straight up zombie because I am so tired. When you feel this tired it’s tough to want to do things and be motivated to get stuff done.
You know when you just feel like there isn’t enough coffee in the world to wake you up and get you prepared to take on the day? Most of us account for these days with things like working so much, or just an overall busy lifestyle. While we may be right about these reasons sometimes, there could also be other issues that are causing us to feel this tired.
With that being said, here is a list of some reasons why you’re constantly feeling so tired:
1. YOUR SLEEP CYCLE IS WHACK.
This is kind of self-explanatory but if you aren’t getting enough hours of sleep a night, you will be tired the next morning. In addition to this, if you’re sleeping too much you will also feel tired. One of the most frustrating things for me is when I wake up at a certain time in the morning, and feel wide awake (for example, 7 a.m.) BUT I want to catch some extra zzz’s, I eventually wake up feeling so much more tired!
Point is, listen to your body and wake up when your body is telling you it’s time to wake up. Also, going to bed and getting up at different times every day can really take a toll on you, try and get to bed at the same time every night and you will see a difference in how awake you are the next day!
2. YOU’RE NOT FUELING YOUR BODY WITH WHAT IT NEEDS.
If you are the type of person who skips out on certain meals throughout the day or eats a lot of junk food- this is a reason as to why you’re so tired! MAKE SURE YOU ARE EATING BREAKFAST. And I’m not talking a bowl of cereal, grab some eggs, toast, fruit, heck even a pancake if you’re feeling daring.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When your body wakes up from being asleep (it’s basically in starvation mode) you need to fuel it with the nutrients it needs so that you can get the energy you need to get throughout the day.
3. YOU NEED WAAAAATER.
Que the SpongeBob episode where SpongeBob is at Sandy’s house dying of dehydration… ha. But seriously, like your body needs the right foods, it also needs enough water.
Try and drink at least a gallon of water a day. Doing this will improve how you feel and will give you the extra energy that you may have been lacking.
4. YOU NEED TO HIT THE GYM.
When you are constantly sitting down and not moving very much, your body goes into a sluggish sort of state. Continuously resting may cause you to be even more tired than you originally were.
Take a walk, or go for a short run! Do something to get your body moving and you will see a difference in the amount of energy that you have.
Stress isn’t good for anyone. Stress can wear you out and cause major exhaustion. Instead of letting your mind run to a billion different places each night before bed, try to zero in on only a few things that you need to get done rather than a bunch.
6. TOO MUCH COFFEE.
Wow, I never thought these words would ever come out of my mouth (or should I say my keyboard????). I am coffee’s biggest fan, and would never want to completely cut it out of my diet. BUT sometimes when you have too much coffee it can actually cause you to get tired rather than wake you up.
If you are having more than two cups of coffee a day it might be affecting you negatively. You don’t want your body to be relying on coffee every day.
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS ON TRICKS ON BEING TIRED? DO YOU THINK ANY OF THESE SEVEN THINGS ARE THE REASON WHY YOU ARE SO TIRED?
7. SOMETHING IS WRONG.
Sometimes fatigue is a sign of a bigger problem. Feeling tired or worn out all the time is a symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid disorders, anemia, polycystic ovary syndrome, and other health problems than many women suffer from.
Again, if you feel like you might have one of these problems (or a different one) you should consult a doctor.