If you feel the afternoon slump early, or even wake up exhausted, it can be hard to get your body back on track for the day.
But there are ways to avoid the brain fog from low energy levels, according to HuffPost and Healthline. Changes to your daily routine can help improve your level of energy drastically. Here are a few examples:
Deal with stress in a healthy way.
Emotional stress can make it difficult to keep your energy up, as stress has a huge impact on physical well-being. Meditation or journaling can be excellent ways to channel your stress into something productive, and to take your mind off of whatever’s troubling you. Even just taking time to read a good book can improve your mood and energy.
Move your body throughout the day.
Incorporating exercise into your day will increase oxygen flow and hormone levels, giving your body energy. This doesn’t have to be something as drastic as running a marathon, even taking the time for a walk can have a positive impact.
Use Caffeine wisely.
Harvard Health recommends using caffeine to your advantage, as a tool that can help sharpen your mind when needed. But don’t overdo it, as drinking coffee or other caffeinated drinks after 2pm can cause insomnia and increase overall exhaustion.
Drink plenty of water.
One of the first signs of dehydration is fatigue. Water is essential for your body’s endurance, and limiting it can have immediate effects.
If you are feeling the effects of exhaustion often, it could be worthwhile to look at your lifestyle and consider making some of these changes, or talking to a licensed medical professional.