How To Fight Fatigue for a Successful Day
Fatigue can ruin a perfectly good day. You are accomplishing goals! You are getting things done! You are on your way to the most successful day ever! Then all of a sudden you can barely keep your eyes open and your drive to continue on this successful path is gone! You instead move yourself to the couch and watch TV before you fall asleep for a nap.
In order to do all the things you want in the day you have to maintain the right amount of energy to do them. So here are some tips on how to ensure you have the best chance of having a full days energy consistently without having to fight fatigue on an ongoing basis.
1. Drink Your Water
The benefits that water has for our body is lost on most of us, but the fact is that dehydration can cause fatigue. So you need to keep your body hydrated before dehydration even has a chance of setting in. A good rule of thumb is to have a glass of water every hour. This will keep you hydrated and be easy to remember because it’s on a schedule.
2. Don’t Eat a Greasy Lunch
This meal is the one that can cause you to slump into an afternoon of fatigue, but if you eat the right things it can provide you with the energy to keep going for the afternoon instead of bringing you down. So make sure to avoid really greasy and heavy food for lunch, and don’t overeat to the point of stuffing yourself. What you should be doing is reaching for the protein, whole grains, or vegetables to keep you moving in the right direction.
3. Need a Boost? Have a Healthy Snack!
Again, you don’t want to reach for the chips and stuff yourself on them or you will create an afternoon slump, but a nice afternoon snack can give you the energy you need to continue on with your sharp mental self. Some perfect foods are nuts, fruit, crackers and cheese, and some popcorn!
4. Take Breaks
If you work in front of a computer it can be really easy to sit there right from morning to evening. Getting tired from sitting in one position and staring at a computer is not a surprising effect. So get up and take a refreshing walk outside or do something else that gives you a mental break from focusing on the computer.
If you work in a physical place where you don’t get to sit down much then make sure to take some small, relaxing, and quiet breaks during the day. Even if you just head outside to get a breath of fresh air you will benefit as this small act will boost your energy in a big way!
Don’t let fatigue ruin your successful day! Take action to stop it from happening in the first place and get on with your goals in life.