Do you often feel like you’re incredibly tired after an average day at work?
I recently suffered a short period of complete over-exhaustion, for about two weeks, where I struggled to keep my eyes open for even a 3rd of the day. It was probably a result of many things, and I used a couple of the solutions I’m about to list to recover quickly from my fatigue.
We can all suffer from tiredness and fatigue at some point, especially if we are working so hard day and night to accomplish our dreams.
So it’s important for us to do what we can to prevent it. As soon as you hit complete exhaustion, you’ll find yourself come to a complete stop for several days before you’re able to do anything again.
Here are 6 great ways to prevent tiredness and fatigue.
1) Drink A Lot of Water
This is really obvious but still not that many people actually manage to drink enough water every day. Water is miraculous; after all our bodies are made up of 80% water. It flushes all of the toxins out of your body, keeps you hydrated and keeps your body healthy.
The amount of water normally recommended to drink per day is around 6-8 glasses full, however everybody is different and this number may vary, so try and drink around 8 glasses if you can. Just don’t drink it all in one go. Water can be harmful if you drink litres of the stuff within minutes.
2) Take Vitamin Tablets
Vitamin deficiencies are often a cause of fatigue. Normally it’ll be a deficiency of Vitamin B12, Vitamin D or Iron that can cause tiredness and fatigue, so it may be worth having a blood test just to check if you do in fact have a deficiency.
As long as you eat healthily this probably won’t be too big of an issue, but it can always be hard to get the recommended daily guideline of vitamins into your diet. So it might be worth taking a multi-vitamin.
I’ve been popping 1 tablet a day for a couple of weeks now and I have to say it has made a difference to my energy levels. Give it a shot!
3) Get the Right Amount of Sleep
I’m not talking about getting huge hours of sleep, because that just destroys productivity. I’m talking about getting an amount that’s above the minimum needed and leaves you personally refreshed.
It’s not always the case that the more sleep you get the more energy you’ll have. Sometimes you’ll get 8 hours of sleep but be tired when you wake up, and others you’ll only get 6, but find yourself having more energy.
The trick is to experiment a little bit with your sleeping pattern until you find what works best. You can still have a lot of energy whilst being an early riser.
4) Exercise Regularly
Even though exercising too much can be a cause of fatigue in itself, if you don’t exercise at all the same thing can happen. Regular exercise keeps your body healthy and your muscles strong. It can also help relieve stress, which is actually a cause for tiredness and fatigue as well.
So in turn by relieving stress, exercise is preventing fatigue. And let’s be honest, do you have a reason for why exercise is a bad thing? It’ll only lead to improvement, so get started!
It doesn’t have to be for hours on end every day, just aim for 45 minutes, 3-4 times a week.
5) Don’t Strain Your Eyes
For many business owners and bloggers, your eyes can easily be strained by looking at screens all day long. Strained eyes will cause tired eyes and possible headaches.
But surely it’s unavoidable right? You have to get your work done somehow. True, but if you’re someone who is looking at screens all day, then definitely take regular breaks from staring at it and just have a good look around the room. A 10 minute break every hour should suffice.
The other thing to do is to remember to blink regularly, as normally when you’re looking at screens you blink a lot less and your eyes begin to dry up. Here’s a great article on 10 tips to relieve computer eye strain.
6) Eat properly
Eating properly is obviously important as it’s going to be what gives you the energy to get your work done. If you have a poor diet then the chances are you’ll have less energy throughout the day.
Or if you’re addicted to coffee and energy drinks, then it’s likely you’ll have a rush of energy for a short while, only to then feel even more drained afterwards.
Drinking a lot of coffee shouldn’t be a solution to tiredness. Fatigue can also be caused by overeating, regardless of whether it’s healthy food or junk food. I’m sure there’s been a point now and again where you’ve eaten so much for a meal that all you want to do afterwards was sit on the couch watching T.V.
A good balance diet, as you’ve heard before, with fruit and vegetables etc. will prevent tiredness and fatigue.