It's a big and exciting world out there, and there are all sorts of different avenues to explore, goals to pursue, places to visit, and people to meet.
Of course, it’s much, much harder to make the most of all the different opportunities presented by life, if you are constantly feeling exhausted, and are finding that your energy levels are flagging virtually regardless of what you do.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition which afflicts a substantial number of people – but all of us, from time to time, can find our energy levels flagging inexplicably.
Here are a few suggestions for boosting your everyday energy levels.
Make sure that you are not deficient in any essential vitamins or minerals
There are all sorts of different vitamin and mineral deficiencies a person could be suffering from, which could negatively impact their energy levels. Iron deficiency symptoms, for example, include a lack of energy. It’s important to be aware that even if you eat a lot, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting all the right vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients that are needed in order to keep your body performing to the best of its abilities. Be sure to have a varied diet, and if you suspect that you do in fact have a nutritional deficiency, speak to your doctor to arrange for a blood test, or even consider doing it privately. According to various experts, there can be real benefits to taking a good multivitamin supplement, as well.
Do whatever you can to optimise your sleep – and to get enough of it
There is ample evidence that getting enough sleep on a nightly basis is essential for the optimal functioning of various systems in the body. When people have even moderately restricted sleep for about a week, they experience serious issues with metabolic health, a weakened immune system, reduced cognitive function, and more. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is more or less the default for many people these days – whether due to long working hours, evening spent surrounded by electronic lighting, or overindulgence in caffeine. If you’re serious about optimising your energy levels and general well-being, though, it’s critically important that you do whatever you can to optimise your sleep, and to get enough of it.
Aim to build momentum with consistent habits – even just small ones
It’s always easier to get yourself out of bed and to stay energised during the day, if you have things to work on that feel genuinely meaningful to you, and that you can be actively enthusiastic about. It’s not always feasible to fill your day with these great purpose driven projects, however. Start by just introducing consistent and meaningful habits – even just small ones – that you can use to build momentum each day, even if you’re not feeling very energised or upbeat.
Simply feeling that you are staying on course and achieving certain worthwhile things each day, can have a tremendously positive impact on how energised you feel during the day.