These Small Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your Energy & Mood

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Are you always tired? Maybe it’s hard for you to focus? There are many people who face this problem. Lots of doctors note that fatigue is one of the most frequent problems they hear about.

Many things can cause fatigue, but the most common are lack of sleep, bad eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, etc.

However, we have to solve the problem of lack of energy, as it makes even the most insignificant tasks very difficult. Fatigue makes you low-spirited, angry; it can even lead to not only mood swings but also depression and anxiety. Read about these tips, and they will help you enhance your energy levels.

Disclaimer: this is not medical advice. Fatigue can be a symptom of some dangerous illnesses, so you should consult your doctor.

Get enough sleep

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This might sound obvious and basic, but it’s crucial to pay your attention to sleep first. You should make sure that you sleep about 7-9 hours every day. If you don’t get enough sleep regularly, you’ll feel worse very soon. In case it’s difficult for you to fall asleep or you frequently wake up in the middle of the night, follow these rules

  • don’t use any devices at least 1 hour before going to bed,
  • listen to special relaxing sounds, and
  • try using a sleep mask, because maybe it’s not dark enough in your room.

Another thing that might help you feel more energized is changing your sleeping schedule. If you go to bed late and then wake up late the next day as well, it might help if you change your sleeping hours to match the natural cycle more. This means going to sleep sooner after sunset and waking up sooner after dawn. 

Reduce Stress

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Even though it’s impossible to live fully without any stress, extended periods of being stressed out can lead to various serious consequences for your health, for example, high blood pressure, greater risk of heart attack, and lots of others. When you feel like the stress in your life gets out of hand, make an effort to reduce its amount. You can go on walks, do yoga, meditate, and use lots of other methods, just find something that works for you. 

If you don’t have money or time to attend yoga classes, it’s going to work just as well if you find a YouTube video with some exercises. There are also some special breathing techniques that can help you calm down at the most stressful periods. One of them is to breathe in for four seconds, hold the air in for five seconds, and then breathe out for six. You can repeat this breathing exercise several times until you feel better.

Move more!

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Doing physical exercises might seem like an impossible task if you seel tired, but it’s still a good idea. Training releases endorphins, and this makes us happier. They also allow us to feel more energetic. However, you want to stick to low- or moderate-intensity activities, because too intense ones can only make the situation worse.  Go on a 10-15-minute walk, or spend this time doing yoga, pilates, etc.

This activity and fresh air will get your blood pumping, which will help your body wake up. As a bonus, if you are tired enough in the sense of physical activity, it’ll be easier for you to fall asleep at night, and the sleep will be higher quality.

Give up smoking

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Smoking leads to you feeling tired because it limits your oxygen intake and causes many other health-related problems. At the same time, some people who have this harmful habit still believe that smoking gives them energy! The clarity and peace which some smokers experience right after the smoke are temporary. They are caused by nicotine, which is a stimulant. In the long run, the substance will make your sleep at night worse; and as we’ve established before, it’s critical to sleep well. And if you can see a bigger picture, it’s clear as day for you that it’s not a solution to a problem of fatigue; it’s something that makes the problem much worse. The relief your body is going to experience once you finally quit smoking will show you that you should have done it much earlier. Your blood pressure will stabilize, you’ll start getting enough oxygen, and you’ll feel much better overall.

This will certainly make you feel more energized.

All in all, we hope that these tips will allow you to feel better, because it’s very important to feel like you’re full of energy to live happily!

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