Working 9-5, coming home and taking care of family is difficult. Do you feel yourself dragging? Below are five ways to help you replenish your energy:
1. Get a good night’s rest.
Waking up tired? That means you are not getting a restful night’s sleep. Turn off the television or any other electronic devices you have. Make your room dark, keep the temperature slightly cooler than normal, and make sure you have comfortable bedding. If you feel tired, try going to bed 30 minutes earlier than normal and see what happens. If you feel like sleep is what’s bringing down your energy, talk to your doctor so they can help you get on track.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast.
You know the adage: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Its true. Breakfast helps regulate your body’s systems and helps make you sharp and ready to face whatever the day brings you. Don’t forget to have breakfast!
3. Turn off the television before bed.
Fitness Magazine.com suggests that you should fight the urge to come home and sit down in front of the television. “Most people think watching television is a restful activity, but it may not be,” says Marc Berman, PhD, a neuroscientist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In fact, television itself can be tiring, and the older you get, the fewer and fewer stress-reducing benefits you get from a session with the boob tube, a University of California, San Diego study says.
4. Try not to hit the snooze button.
This is a tough one, but if you fall back asleep it can adversely alter your hormone cycle which can make it hard to get your day going. Health Magazine.com gives a good tip. “Better to just set your alarm for 15 minutes later and keep your clock across the room so you can’t reach out and silence it.”
5. Hail the sunshine!
When its morning, open your drapes and blinds and let the sunlight in. Light of ANY type helps the body wake up.
Whatever you do, give yourself time with these steps. You aren’t going to be bounding out of bed as soon as you implement these concepts. In a week or two, if you don’t see some improvement by trying one or all of these steps, consult with a physician. They can help you feel your best and may have additional ideas that will be beneficial for you and your wellbeing.
Maybe it’s time for a weekend getaway to help get yourself on track!