A key to being happy is feeling energetic. Studies have it that when you feel energetic, you feel much better towards yourself. On the contrary, if you feel exhausted, tasks that would otherwise make you feel happy turn to be overwhelming. If you find yourself feeling sluggish or fighting to stay alert during important moments, or even struggling with adrenal fatigue due to exhaustion, then its time you make a change on a couple of things you might be doing wrong.
When you go to grocery stores, you will find multitudes of stocked vitamins, supplements, herbs and other products as labeled as energy boosters. However, there is very little or proven scientific evidence that shows if these energy boosters ever work. There are a couple of things you can do when your energy levels are low.
Emotions that are induced as a result of stress usually consume huge amounts of your energy. If you are suffering from this type of stress, it may be taking all your energy away. To diffuse it, you need to talk to a friend or relative, join a support group or see a psychotherapist. There are relaxation therapies such as meditation, yoga, self-hypnosis, and tai-chi that can be very effective in reducing stress.
Lighten Your Workload
One of the leading reasons we get fatigued is the burden we place ourselves with excess work. Try to streamline your work and avoid doing everything from the onset. Put a list of must-do activities that you need to sort out first. Set out your priorities and do not allow distractions to encroach your way. If necessary, consider asking for extra help from colleagues to assist in clearing your work.
Exercise is very important in a couple of ways. First, it opens up your body and ensures you sleep more soundly. Exercise also gives your cells more energy to burn calories and circulate oxygen to every tissue in your body. Exercise also causes your body to release out stress hormones to help you feel more energized.
Smoking has a lot of negative health effects on your body. One thing that many do not know is that smoking siphons off your energy due to its cause of insomnia. The nicotine that is found in tobacco is a stimulant. This means it speeds your heart rate to raise blood pressure. It thus stimulates the activity of the brainwave that is associated with wakefulness to make it harder for you to sleep. Once you fall to fall asleep, its addictive power takes in to awaken your cravings leading to eventual tiredness as a result of lack of sleep.