Stop Feeling Drained by Fixing These 5 Bad Habits 89

feeling drained

That’s a guest post by  TenancyCleaners.

Feeling drained all the time could be a clear sign it’s time to make some changes in your life.

Most people don’t even realize that some of the simple things they do every day could be responsible for the lack of energy.

The things you consider your habits might be the main reason you’re feeling constantly tired and sleepy. It’s important to take measure immediately, if you want to get rid of this unpleasant feeling that could affect all aspects of your life.

Except that you won’t be productive at work, you also won’t have the energy to take care of your other responsibilities. The regular washing of the dishes, the vacuuming, the dusting and the other cleaning tasks require a lot of energy.

Add to that your visit to the gym, the care for your family and your regular job, and it might be impossible to find time to rest.

So it’s best to find out which are the toxic habits that drain your energy and give up on them as soon as possible.

Here they are:

The Bad Habits That Make You Feel Drained

1. Not enough sleep.

No matter how many tasks you have for the day, you need to sleep at least eight hours every night. It’s true that free time is usually insufficient, but that doesn’t mean you have to risk your health in order to finish with all tasks for the day.

Going to bed late is one of the worst habits which, unfortunately, a lot of people have. You’ll see that once you start getting your 8 hours of sleep every night, you’ll feel like a new person.

2. Neglecting your workout.

We all feel too tired sometimes to do our workout.

We think that one visit to the gym will take away all the energy we have left, so we choose to simply go home and spend the evening on the couch.

But that’s a mistake as the workout can actually give you more energy than you expect. While you are exercising, you will not only free yourself from the stress, but will also get in better shape.

3. More carbonated drinks, less water.

Just deciding to start eating healthy isn’t enough, you also have to forget about all carbonated drinks.

Instead of risking your health, you can substitute those with water. This way you’ll be able to free your body from all toxins and chemicals. And that will make you feel more energized.

The sooner you give up on drinking juices and carbonated drinks, the better.

4. Constantly working overtime.

It’s a common problem these days and the consequences are quite unpleasant. If you often stay at the office past your regular working schedule, it’s normal to feel tired all the time.

No matter how much more work you have or how important your projects are, you’ll have to think about your health if you want to change your lifestyle.

Simply leaving some of the tasks for the next day or asking for help is a good start.

5. Skipping breakfast.

Bad idea! And not just because you may ruin your stomach.

It’s true that it’s the most important meal as it gives you the energy you need to start the day.

And it’s not necessary to have a big breakfast every morning, but you have to eat something for sure.

We don’t even realize how dangerous for our health could some of our ordinary habits be until we feel the negative consequences.

You can save yourself a lot of troubles by simply learning to distinguish the good habits from the bad ones.

So do you have any of these 5? Do you want to change them?

See also:

14 reasons you’re tired all the time
55 ways to get more energy
How to get better sleep
8 unobvious ways to have way more energy at work
100 time, energy and attention hacks to be more productive

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9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic] 3

9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic]

When a big change happens in your life, it doesn’t have to be a negative change to have a huge impact on you.

Change causes uncertainty and our brains and bodies react to uncertainty by trying to protect us with the release of fight or flight chemicals and hormones.

The downside to this is that living with these for an extended time results in elevated heart rate and affects your digestion, immune systems and blood flow.

But there are ways you can regain control over your life even in the midst of big changes.

The first is to take a step back and reflect on what’s actually happening and what your involvement is, which will help you to understand and find perspective on the situation. Hopefully, this will enable you to find the opportunities that every change in your life brings, rather than obsessing over any short-term negative impacts.

It may also help you to allow yourself a transition period where you adjust to the changes. But with a firm deadline by which you expect to have moved on and settled into the new routine. Even if it doesn’t quite work out that way, it will still push you towards visualizing the end of the uncertainty, which will prepare you to make it happen sooner rather than later.

On a more basic level, you need to remember to look after yourself during this time of change and the related stresses.

It can be too easy to fall into bad habits like neglecting your own simple needs, like a good night’s sleep and staying active and eating right when you are going through something like this. Having a day in your pajamas eating ice cream out of the tub is fine. But your body needs sleep, exercise and nutrition to keep you healthy.

Routine can be a comfort when it feels like everything in your life is changing.

So try and stick to some simple ones like walking your dog every morning or going to a regular gym class to give your life some stability and consistency.

You also need the help and support of those around you. And having a strong support network is crucial when it comes to coping with big changes in your life. This means family and friends, but you could also seek out people going through similar experiences by looking online. There may well be communities who you can talk to and get helpful tips from.

Most importantly of all, you need to be aware of when you need more than just the love and support of other people to help you cope with stress and uncertainty. If you start to feel like your mental health is really suffering, or you have been feeling the symptoms of stress for more than a couple of months, you need to go and talk to a health professional to get the help you need to bounce back.

You can read more practical tips about dealing with change and the symptoms it causes in this infographic from Pounds to Pocket.