Man…life sure can be exhausting sometimes, right?
Or maybe even ALL the time, depending on what your days are like. Maybe you have kids, a hectic job, the possibilities are really endless.
But I think we can all agree that it would be nice to have a little more energy during the day.
Folks on AskReddit talked about how they keep their energy up. Let’s take a look.
1. Used to feel tired.
“I used to feel tired all the time, then I started making sure that every Sunday I do nothing. Literally get out of bed, move to sofa, order pizza, and stare at screens or a book. No hard work, no energy spent.
Knowing that I have that day every week somehow gives me the energy to get through the rest of it.
It’s different for everyone though, try different things, give them up, and try something new.
I hope you find something that works for you.”
2. Good tips.
“Don’t mess with coffee after 12PM (caffeine’s half-life in the body is approximately 5 hours).
Alcohol also kills sleep quality.
Do a wind-down activity before bed. Turning your dopamine receptors into shrapnel by scrolling through TikTok or playing video games right before bed is not a good play.
Turning the thermostat down a few degrees may improve your sleep.
Physical excercize will help your body go to sleep faster.
Get 7-9 hours depending on what you naturally require.”
3. Get to bed on time!
“I’ve found sleep closer to before midnight than after to be more refreshing. E.g. sleeping from 11pm-7am will feel better than sleeping from 3am to 11am.
Stay hydrated. Drink water when you wake up. Drink water all day.
Work out. Try running. It’s like magic. If you can’t run, walk. Or try C25k.
Try to avoid sugar/overly processed foods. Carbs are fine but complex carbs will keep your energy higher than simple. E.g. more oatmeal and less cereal.
Drink coffee, like one cup a day.
Get the heck off technology once in a while. There’s something exhausting about the internet, even if its just sitting constantly. Get up, go for a walk, call a friend.
Stress is also a huge cause for exhaustion. I’m not an expert but things that have helped me with stress are doing all of the above (good routine of sleep, exercise, diet) but also things like setting realistic expectations and prayer.”
4. No more booze.
“I quit drinking.
Drinking even a little bit makes me tired and makes me sleep like sh*t.
I didn’t notice until I quit but it makes a huge difference.”
5. Keep an eye on that diet.
“A potential culprit could be diet.
Deficiencies in vitamins and being in a caloric deficit can lead to fatigue and weakness.
Make sure to slam vegetables and fruit! (And protein).”
6. As easy as that.
“Sleeping at least (approximately) 8 hours every night , working out, stretching from time to time.”
7. Cut out the coffee.
“As strange as it sounds, I stopped drinking coffee.
After two weeks of brutal headaches, my body stopped producing the depressant chemicals needed to counter the massive amount of coffee I was drinking and I felt like a normal human being again.
I’m certainly tired sometimes still, but no more perpetual exhaustion.”
8. Feel the burn!
“I know it sounds like bullsh*t but the more you push the easier it gets, for example you go to the gym, you switch being exhausted (obviously you will be after, but that’s good) to being sore or aching.
Then after a while you will start to like the burn, then before you know you’re doing twice as much as you would normally and feel great through the day.”
9. Try it out.
“Try boosting your intake of electrolytes, Vitamin B, C, D, and Iron.
Eat more fruit. The road to energy is a fairly simple one, if determined enough.”
10. There you go.
“Don’t destroy your body with alcohol or drugs, cut out sugar and carbs, eat tons of fats and proteins, lift, get out into nature and get plenty of sunlight, drop toxic people and don’t accept soulless work that doesn’t give you any fulfillment.”
11. Keep moving.
“I used to be exhausted 24/7 while working as a system administrator then I decided to be a post delivery guy to lose weight.
4 months later I lost 10 kgs and haven’t felt exhausted once in the last 3 months.
Really recommend getting a constant physical job when your health is in the sh*tter.”
12. Works for a lot of people.
“I have a CPAP.
I can sleep 5 hours and burst with energy compared with 9 hours of ‘sleep’ without it.
A gamechanger, that machine.”
13. The little things.
“Brush your teeth every day at least 2 times.
Wash your face with cold water.
Finish your shower with cold water.
Drink a lot of water.
That helped me out so much, you wouldn’t believe.”
Now we want to hear from you.
How do you stay alert and fresh during the day?
Tell us your secrets in the comments!