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How to Beat Tiredness and Weakness

Updated on November 24, 2017
Work fatigue
Work fatigue | Source

Stop your constant exhaustion easily.

Every day 2.4 million Americans complain of always feeling constantly tired and weak. They think it has to do with not having enough time to finish all the tasks, particularly during extra-busy events. However, most of the time the real culprits are our fast-paced practices: the foods we regularly eat, sleep patterns, and how we manage it emotionally. Below are some uncomplicated, naturally recharging-improvements you can implement that will help you beat burnout.

Have a healthy and energizing breakfast.

You'll be much briskly. Research has shown that people who eat their morning meal feel much better both mentally and physically compared to people who skip their meal. Analysts at Cardiff University also observed that spooning up a plate of morning cereal is proven to decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The truth is, what you eat play an essential role in the way you perform throughout the day.

Compact snack
Compact snack | Source

Snack every three to four hours.

Having three small meals and two snacks the whole day will keep your blood sugar and energy level stable. Each light-meal must have a carbohydrate which the body uses for energy. Protein which helps support energy if necessary and healthy fatty acids such as those found in fish, seeds, and olives. These fats and proteins play a role in meal satisfaction, which means you don't leave and seeking out sweets an hour later and end up with a temporary sugar high and resulting in feeling tired after. Some meal tips: low-fat yogurt parfaits blended with fruits and a few tablespoons of whole-grain granola; salmon combined with vegetables and whole-grain crackers; and beef tenderloin with a baked sweet potato and asparagus.

Add extra fiber to your meals.

Fiber has a time-releasing effect on carbohydrates, and they enter your bloodstream at a gradual and steady speed, which gives you energy all day. When choosing your mini-meals, add fiber-filled foods that equal to the daily suggested 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber (the average person needs only between 10 and 15 grams). A few ideas: a dish of raisin bran; black beans and cheese packed in a multigrain tortilla; air-popped popcorn; an apple with the skin; and whole-wheat spaghetti.

Include brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids are present in oily fish, walnuts, and flaxseed oil. These essential fatty acids contribute to maintaining the brain cells in good health and helping you to be mentally alert. An extra benefit: Omega-3s help the body to store carbohydrates as glycogen: the storage type of glucose as well as the body's primary source of stored energy instead of fat.

Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. | Source

Keep yourself hydrated all day.

Water comprises most of your blood along with other body fluids, and even minor dehydration can lead blood to clot, driving the heart to pump harder to transport blood to tissues and organs causing you to become weak. Additionally, sufficient body fluids keep energy nutrients moving all over the body. To measure your hydration, monitor how many times you urinate. You should be going every two to four hours, and your urine must be clear or pale yellow. Suggestion: Aside from drinking more, it is possible to eat foods that contain water, like yogurt, broccoli, carrots, and succulent fruits, similar to watermelons, oranges, and grapefruits.

Monitor your caffeine consumption.

Usually, drinking an average quantity of caffeine — 200 to 300 mg, the amount contain in two to three cups of coffee — will make you more active and awake causing you to become tired. Caffeine when consumed in high amounts — anytime in the afternoon or nighttime — the quality of your sleep that night will take a nosedive, causing you with swollen eyelids the following day. One warning for many who are extremely sensitive to caffeine: Even if switching to a decaf latte in the afternoon seems like the answer, experts at the University of Florida found that with 22 decaffeinated coffee drinks analyzed, nearly all contained some caffeine.

Meditate to release mental pressure.
Meditate to release mental pressure. | Source

Recharge your spirit.

We're just no stranger to physical burnout, however, mental pressures like disappointment, boredom, fear, irritation, and common anxiety - takes typically a harder toll on your well-being, utterly tiring you out. If such things happen, it can complicate feelings as well. However, if you respond correctly, your mind and body will spring back together with your energy and enthusiasm.

Splash some water.

Some 60 percent of individuals using the method of water therapy efficiently improved their energy, according to studies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Apparently, just a little water refresher can easily help take the edge off whenever you feel exhausted.

Fit up your best outfit.

While it could appear counter-intuitive to slip into the skirt you save for significant events, it contributes significantly to look in the mirror and look at a refreshing appearance - not a deflating one that suggests and reinforces your inner worries. Dressing for good results produces an essential mental supercharge every time you set eyes on your reflection (or get a compliment) all through the day.

Listen to feel-good music.
Listen to feel-good music. | Source

Listen to feel-good songs.

Hearing music is one of the recommended methods to fix a lousy feeling, reduce tiredness, and maximize energy. Imagine this: Athletes who listen to songs during the treadmill ran better compared with those who jogged in silence — regardless of how loud the volume or how quick the tempo, based on the discovery in the journal Ergonomics. The additional study suggests that music successfully distract you from being sluggish. Try burning a CD of your favorite tunes and enjoy it anytime you need a pick-me-up.

Fight fatigue by getting rid of grudges.

Based on a study in the journal Psychological Science, feeding a grudge guides the mind and body to act like they're under constant pressure. Raising your heart rate and blood pressure levels, leading to a weak immune system and debilitation ultimately, On the contrary, practicing sympathy and forgiveness after a bad experience with someone causes you to feel like you're back in control, which puts the body's stress reactions under control. If you think that you are harboring unhealthy feelings, practice a stress-relieving motto to yourself, like, "Forgiveness can make me a better and more effective person.”

Practice abdominal breathing.

Every time we're under pressure, we're likely to take chest breaths - brief, irregular ones. Chest breathing delivers limited oxygen into the lungs and lowers the supply of refreshing oxygen to the entire body and brain, making you physically and mentally fatigued. The objective is deep, abdominal inhaling, and exhaling - same as that of a sleeping baby: When you inhale, your tummy needs to round and fill like a balloon; on an exhale, your belly must gently deflate. Remember, practicing abdominal breathing isn't the number one thing you must do when you're under pressure. If you want a visual reminder, consider putting a relaxing image to mentally fight tiredness (resembling a pool of water or young kids laughing) with the word "breathe" close to your laptop or computer, or anyplace you are likely to experience stress.

Remove unnecessary things your workplace.
Remove unnecessary things your workplace. | Source

Declutter your workplace.

Look over that teetering stack of newspapers or overflowing storage room and clean it out. Clutter can cause you to feel helpless and confused, particularly when you're already feeling pressured or down. And just by eliminating the things that cause pressure (simplifying or get rid of the mess, disorder, complications, etc.) regardless how small they are, can be refreshing.

Do some beneficial acts.

Acts of altruism can undoubtedly provide a modest pep to your action. The fact is, one report in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior discovered that charitable work could increase your energy in six ways: It promotes satisfaction, life contentment, self-confidence, the feeling of control over your life, self-improvement, and state of mind.

Get the right amount of sleep every night to help regenerate body tissues.
Get the right amount of sleep every night to help regenerate body tissues. | Source

Have a regenerative sleep.

In case you have a great deal to do, often the vital thing to squeeze off your schedule is rest. But failure to shut your eyes off, your energy, positivity, and success, will be affected. Close to a quarter of American adults aren't getting adequate rest, which has resulted in an outbreak of daytime exhaustion, based on a survey by the National Sleep Foundation. The step to bucking this pattern will be to brush up on your resting practice. Here are some useful tips:

Lessen your TV and computer time. In case you're already a night bird, the bright light generated from TV screen and computer displays make sleeping even at the right hour even more difficult. The reason: Light stops the production of melatonin, a hormone produced at sunset that signals the brain that it's bedtime. So when melatonin levels are low, your mind is deceived into believing it's still daytime — and stays to operate. As much as possible, wait until the next day to tune in or sign on. If you have to use light-emitting systems at night, make sure you power it off one hour or two before hitting the sack.

Hide your alarm clock. Staring at the clock to check the time it takes for you to sleep or how many hours you have left before your alarm rings can end in a miserable night's rest. This active vigilance makes the brain conscious and awake and stops you from falling into deep, regenerative rest. The stress-free solution: Set your alarm clock, after that either turn the numbers far off or place it on the floor, in a cabinet or across the room.

Avoid alcohol.
Avoid alcohol.

Stop drinking alcohol.

Regularly drinking alcohol can add to your constant fatigue. Alcohol affects the nerves - the cells, tissues, and internal organs that handle the body's reactions to internal and external disturbance. Thus sipping a glass of wine before sleeping will help you nod off, the sedative reactions wear off as your whole body metabolizes the alcohol, which often makes you wake up in the middle of the night or have difficulty returning to sleep. Alcoholic beverages, also, has been proven to hinder the body's natural 24-hour biorhythms, triggering blood pressure and heart rate to soar during the night when it's often peaceful and relaxed. You don't need to stop your nighttime drink completely to get sound sleep - merely try avoiding alcohol within two to three hours of going to sleep.

Stick to the 15-minute rule.

Any time you can't fall asleep, or if you get up and can't return to sleep within 15 minutes, stand up and do something relaxing that may help clear your mind, like reading, deep breathing, or painting ( probably not watching TV or browsing the Web ). After that, the instant you become sleepy again, return to bed. If you remain and worry about being restless, you'll just make yourself even more stressed and less probably to grab the rest you need.

Take note of your concerns.

During the day, write down any concerns and worries that are dragging your shoulder. Afterward, try a mental problem-solving before your head touches the pillow - or, if you're falling short on solutions, keep your list away and try to solve and find answers while in your morning shower or driving to work. Knowing you've set up a strategy for approaching your to-dos will make you feel that you've done some improvement, helping you dispose of the causes of your tiredness and get up tomorrow morning prepared to seize the day.

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      4 years ago

      Hey guys, I'm a new parent and I'm trying to get my five month son to sleep through the night. Right now I am fortunate to get four hours rest each night. Does anybody have any advice? Thanks

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      Ferdinand Receno 

      7 years ago from San Pablo City

      dilipchandra12 Thanks so much for your valuable comment. I'm inspired to add more helpful and practical hubs to the Hubpages community. Thanks.

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      Dilip Chandra 

      7 years ago from India

      Good information. I enjoyed reading the useful tips in the hub. Really useful and informative hub. Voted UP

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      Derrick Bennett 

      7 years ago

      Great hub, I started eating healthy a few weeks ago and I notice a change in my behavior, I feel more focus than before. Also meditation helps me remain calm when tackling the problems I face throughout the day.


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