It’s a sad fact of life that far too many people end up going through their lives feeling tired, run down, and otherwise lacking in joy and vitality. This often happens simply because of the sheer amount of work and responsibility that is just a natural part of most people’s everyday life. Between work, family, relationships, and everything else that can cause a sense of stress in your life, it can often feel like many of us simply have too much going on at once. The really sad thing is that a lot of people seem to believe that this is just the way that life is and there’s nothing that they can actually do about it.
However, the truth is that you don’t need to spend your life feeling tired and stressed out and the solutions can often be far simpler and easier than you might think. With that in mind, here are a few ways that you can wake up your mind, body, and soul, and finally start really living your life.
This might be the simplest and easiest thing on this list, and yet it’s something that a lot of people simply forget to do a lot of the time. Our lives can be incredibly busy and being able to fit everything in can be a real challenge. This almost always means that there are things that you’re going to have to compromise on. However, the issue with this is that it’s far too common for people to choose to compromise on the amount of sleep that they’re getting. In one way, this makes a certain amount of sense. After all, the longer you stay up, the more you can get done throughout the day. But the truth is that losing sleep can have a lot of serious effects on your physical and mental well-being.
You can become irritable, find it harder to concentrate, and it can even lower your immune system. No matter how busy you are, you need to make sure that you’re getting a full night’s sleep every night. And it’s important that you make an effort to get to sleep early, even if it’s not something that you find easy.
Sometimes you need to do something a little bit more significant in terms of the changes that you make in your life than just getting a few more hours sleep every night. Sometimes it involves a radical lifestyle change or a new approach to keeping yourself healthy.
If it feels like you still aren’t able to feel as physically or mentally awake and alert, then you might want to check out Le Vel Thrive. It’s a three step regimen that is designed to help you reach peak physical and mental levels. You might also want to consider a total change in the way that you spend your time. Sure, sitting on the couch every night might be easy and relaxing, but it could well end up making you feel far worse in the long run than if you embraced a more active lifestyle.
Self-care is something that a lot of people really don’t have that much of a definite concept of a lot of the time. This is often because people feel that taking the time to focus on yourself rather than worrying about other people all the time is somehow selfish. Well, the truth is this, it’s okay to be selfish sometimes. Sure, you don’t want to become totally self-absorbed, but there is nothing wrong with needing to take some time for yourself rather than spending every moment of your life trying to keep everyone else happy.
Even if it’s something simple like taking a day where you pamper yourself and don’t worry about anything else, it can make a huge difference and help you recharge your batteries, ready to face whatever life can throw at you.
Of course, if you feel as though your energy levels aren’t improving, no matter what you do, or that you’re really suffering on a day to day level, then it’s incredibly important that you talk to your doctor straight away. There’s a good chance that your low moods and energy levels are down to physical or mental illness. You shouldn’t feel as though you should just put up with it and suffer in silence. If these kinds of feelings are a consistent part of your life for a long time, it’s always worth talking to someone qualified about them and getting the help you need.
Getting more sleep is definitely at the top of my list. It’s not that I don’t try. I get up for work at an insane hour, so it’s difficult to go to bed when it’s still daylight and everyone is up. Thanks for the tips, Christy!
This is good information to think about. With me, it’s not about getting enough sleep. I think for awhile I was getting too much sleep. I have noticed setting a goal (short and longer) has helped to ‘increase’ my energy. The question now is whether I’m doing the right things to accomplish those goals I’ve set. Only time will tell. I really don’t like the not knowing part which ends up zapping my energy again. So my solution is to try and move as fast as possible and pivot if necessary until I get where I want to get. Hopefully.
Good sleep can change your life around. Great post!!!
I agree and have personal experienced that enough sleep is essential for better health although self care is also important. Thanks for this nice post.
These steps are so simple! Thanks for this post :)
I agree with you , Christy… self care is important too!
Totally agree with you. We all should pamper ourselves every once in a while. But a good night’s sleep is essential. I have been sleeping less lately.
I rarely get more than six hours of sleep per night. I’ve been that way for quite some time, so I think I get by on less than most people naturally as I have decent energy when in good health. I do feel a bit better with seven hours of sleep, and when I only get five, I can feel it.
Another great post Christy thank you. More sleep is something I need to work on xx
This is great, I wrote a similar post and great to see some other tips on yours too . 💕👍Nice to find your blog x
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