You know that feeling where you just can’t keep your eyes open? You skipped your morning workout – again, and the couch has been calling your name all afternoon? Are the words you’re reading repeating over and over, and all of a sudden someone has typed random letters in the middle of your important work document? Is the only thing keeping you somewhat awake the extra cup of coffee and that bag of chips sitting next to you?
This shouldn’t be normal!
Actually, one major reason that many of us feel tired is the lack of a balanced diet. Nutrition is fuel for our bodies. I used to feel perpetually exhausted. I found that when I incorporated the proper nutrients into my day I was able to get up off the couch and start participating in life. What a relief!
Other things to check to help you stay awake: Start moving your body! That first workout is super hard. Grab an accountability partner and get a move on. Everything is better with a friend, and I promise you’ll feel better once you’re done.
Get enough sleep at night. This one is hard! Turn off your computer and phone well before bedtime so your body knows that it’s time for sleeping.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Most of us live in a dehydrated state daily. You should aim for half of your body weight in ounces every day!
I love helping people with this stuff.