More and more people report feeling tired all the time. It is a serious issue, even if it appears to be a small problem. Feeling tired can limit what we can do every day and might make us feel like we are letting life slip by.
It can make us pass on amazing opportunities and avoid experiences that would enrich our lives. Let’s take a look at some factors that can make you feel tired all the time.
1. Stressing over small things
Stress is an inescapable part of life. However, we often get upset and worry about stuff that has little importance. The state of stress has an impact on the body and the mind, so when we pile up more and more problems, it makes us more tired than we would be otherwise.
When we can reduce the amount of stress we feel over inconsequential situations or problems that will be resolved quickly, we save our energy for more important things.
2. Not having a vision
The lack of a vision of what you truly want in life can make you feel easily tired and less likely to be motivated. You might perceive your tasks to lack a purpose, so they seem unnecessary or tiresome on their own.
Finding your vision can help you find the worth and meaning in what you do every day. Look to the future, see what you want, and connect that desire with every task and decision you have to complete.
3. Not taking breaks
You might feel like you have to work all the time, always engaged and productive. Not taking breaks or time to rest leads to a state of constant exhaustion that doesn’t go away when you sleep.
Make sure that your day is properly organized and features time to rest as well as time to work and be productive. Ultimately, taking breaks will help you get better results and show your creativity.
4. Working at a job you dislike
We spend a big chunk of our lives at work, and a dull or toxic job can drain our batteries. Having to do work you struggle with, that stresses you out due to the work itself or the environment, or being in a job that is highly monotonous can leave you feeling emotionally or physically tired.
A work that you find meaningful and exciting can help you feel more engaged and energized rather than just tired. You might need to find a new workplace that has better interpersonal relationships and offers better support, seek new work opportunities that excite you or try to find meaning in the work you do.
5. Having an irregular sleep cycle
A fixed sleep cycle when we go to bed and rise roughly around the same time every day is good for our health. At the same time, moving it around can hurt our health and make us feel tired even if we get our full 8 hours.
We tend to feel worse when we sleep in late or go to bed late at night, especially after 2 a.m. If we don’t have fixed hours, we might get less rest and lower sleep quality, as well as struggle more with falling asleep and waking up.
6. Lacking nutrients
We need to get enough nutrients to support our body through the day. If we are tired all the time, we might require more of them in our diet. This refers both to elements like proteins, fats, and carbs, as we must have enough for our body to successfully execute all our internal processes.
Adding more vitamins to your diet and making sure you are getting everything you need can make a difference in your fatigue levels.
Exhaustion can occur for many different reasons and, sometimes, due to a combination of several reasons as well. Identify everything that is making you tired and see what you can do to combat fatigue.
If your fatigue persists, make sure you check whether it’s due to medical reasons and address those as well, but if it’s not, changing your lifestyle and improving your habits, and finding meaning in your tasks will help you feel full of energy.