Cast your mind back to your younger years: is it not true that you had a full tank of energy the whole day, and thoughts of fatigue only entered your mind when you were told to go to bed. This is the way life is meant to be with you living your life to the full followed by a great restful sleep at night. As you have grown older you may be like many other people who feel worn out all the time and this can become a real curse on your life. It can indicate you’re way too exhausted to enjoy time with your kids and you miss out on activities because you do not feel you’ve got the energy to take part. If being exhausted is having an effect on your life, the advice that follows can turn things around for you.
The first thing to do is to eliminate any possible health factors, so have a thorough checkup with your health care provider. You should also record the foods you take in and your energy levels, because frequently food can be the source of the problem. Low energy can be symptomatic of gluten intolerance, for instance, which to be treated would require your eating habits to undergo a major transformation. It can of course just be a generally unhealthy diet that causes you to feel exhausted all the time and so a few changes here can make a huge difference. If you’re fat, this will impact on your energy levels, so you need to commit to more healthy eating on a day to day basis.
It is probably the case that as a child you were naturally energetic because you were always on the move and running around having a great time. Part of the process of aging appears to be that people become less physically active and do simply nothing quite a lot more than when they were much younger. It is possible that merely introducing more activity, more movement, walking outside in the fresh air, could change you from feeling lethargic to more energetic. You are likely to encounter internal resistance, as you are feeling exhausted after all, but shaking this off and getting some exercise may be just what is necessary to get you feeling able and willing again. An option worth taking into consideration is enrolling in a fitness class – there are classes for all age groups – and you may even meet quite a few new buddies.
An unnecessary amount of pressure in your life will leech your energy and could manifest as exhaustion even with a night’s sleep. It may also impact on how well you sleep, so learning to chill out is vital. Oddly enough, there are types of exercise which also provide the benefits associated with relaxation. Moreover, you should notice that you are able to sleep better and wake up feeling rested.
If you follow these suggestions you should start to feel less fatigued and have more energy in your life.