Are You Tired Of Feeling Tired?

I was too. I was so frustrated because I was getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night but still waking up feeling like I got 2. I was so exhausted ALL THE TIME I finally got to a point where I had to do something about it. 

I’ve found 4 questions I ask myself that almost always helps when I’m feeling tired or dragging through my day. 

  1. Am I eating enough?

Our bodies need food to not only survive, but function. Food is energy. When our bodies don’t get food, they don’t have energy. Simple as that!

A lot of people think that in order to feel better they need to eat less. The opposite is actually true. However, it does matter what you are eating. If you are eating mostly processed and sugary foods, eating less may give you more energy. But eating more whole foods (wait for number 2) then we can find the energy we need. 

  1. Have I eaten real, whole foods?

Processed and sugary foods take more energy to digest because they were not meant for our body. They are like intruders in our body and our bodies have to work really hard to help them work their way through. 

Whole foods on the other hand is what are body needs. Whole foods give our bodies the nutrients that were made for our body and helps our bodies function optimally, like they were made to. 

What do I mean by whole foods? Basically anything with just one ingredient. Fruit, vegetables, whole-grains, beans, and healthy fats… no additives or preservatives, just the pure food. 

These are the foods that our body thrives on. 

I notice whenever I am eating more processed or sugary foods, I feel more tired and have more brain fog. The food we eat effects our brain and paying attention to what we are putting in our body can help us avoid some of the symptoms like fatigue and brain fog. 

  1. Have I moved my body?

I’m not just talking about exercise here. I got in a really bad habit of sitting at my desk all day and not getting up except to go to the bathroom a couple times. This is really hard on our bodies!! So even if it’s just standing up and moving around your office for a minute, not only will your body thank you but your energy will thank you. 

  1. Have I drank enough water?

One common cause of lack of energy is dehydration. And it’s so easy to miss! 

As much as I know some of you wish it did, coffee doesn’t count 😉

A majority of our body is made up of water. It’s essential to continue replenishing our body with  it. 

I always have a water bottle with me and this helps remind me to sip water throughout the day. 

Of course sleep is a factor, but if you feel like you are getting enough sleep and are still struggling, ask yourself these questions to see what you can do to get some energy… without going for the energy drink or soda. 

We are not made to drag through our days, waiting for the time our head can hit the pillow. We are meant to THRIVE, and these simple steps can help us get there.

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I’m Ashley

I HELP women heal their mental health through lifestyle habits

I spend my days helping others learn more about themselves and take care of themselves so they can live a life they love. You are capable of living a life feeling good in your body and I love seeing that happen!

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