|Are you feeling tired a lot of the time in lockdown?|
You’re not the only one, I’ve spoken to many who feel the same way.
Our routines have gone out of the window, we’re balancing a lot of demands and the uncertainty of everything can feel exhausting.
It’s completely understandable that many of us are experiencing some anxiety, even if it is at a background level, which is likely to be affecting our ability to sleep well at night.
But all of this going on doesn’t mean you can’t combat tiredness.
There’s plenty you can do to boost your energy and ensure you’re feeling brighter and better!
Take a look at our suggestions….
Make the most of the gorgeous springtime weather and get a good hit of Vitamin D. For those of us working from home, use your commute time to get outside and walk twice a day. Pick up the pace to get your heart going and increase your step count. It’s amazing how a good walk can wake you up and energise you.
Water is absolutely essential and even being slightly dehydrated can make you feel sluggish, tired and lethargic. By drinking 2-3 litres of water a day, you’re giving your body exactly what it needs and also aiding weight loss – an added bonus!
You are what you eat
Being at home more makes it easy to snack on the wrong foods. Instead, swap sugary and salty treats with lots of greens, salads and smoothies. This is an easy way to give your body the nutrition and vitamins to support it. You can supplement this with energy boosting healthy snacks like bananas, peanut butter, whole-grain crackers, protein bars, dried fruit, and nuts.
It sounds weird to focus on exercise when you’re tired. Of course you should always listen to your body, but if you’re feeling tired for long periods of time then working out will help you to feel better. By exercising a few times a week, you’ll feel more energetic and this new routine will help you to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Unwind before bed
When it comes to sleep, it’s not just quantity – it’s quality. Help yourself to sleep better by taking time to unwind before bedtime, having a break from screens and making sure your room is the right temperature. Focus on relaxing during the evening – have a bath, read a book or try one of our meditation sessions.