Are you tired and exhausted, especially at midday? Is extreme fatigue negatively affecting your life? Embrace these 5 tips and say goodbye to midday fatigue and tiredness. First, let’s look at how a productive day may start:
A productive day may start like this:
- Wake up early
- Drink a glass of water to hydrate
- Have a healthy breakfast
- Drink the morning coffee or tea
- Get focused on what you need to do to start your day
Unfortunately, what we don’t see coming is the reality that sets in past noon: the fatigue that fogs your focus and concentration.
When fatigue begins to set in midday, all you want to do is go to sleep and call it a day.
Feeling tired and exhausted is common, and yes, it can be challenging to cope with the fatigue.
Why Do You Feel Tired at Midday?
Getting a better understanding of why the fatigue sets in is key to coming up with a plan to do away with it. One of the major reasons that such fatigue sets in during midday is how our bodies are designed. Our body’s regulatory system that manages sleep is designed for two sleep cycles in a day. This need for sleep can be observed through a dip in wakefulness during midday, specifically between 1 PM and 3 PM.
How To Beat Extreme Fatigue?
To help fight the fatigue and be at your most productive self, there is a lot that you can do.
Here are 5 ways to get you started:
1 Nap! What, nap midday?
Sometimes, you do not necessarily need to go against what your body says and simply relax! Find a comfy spot, close your eyes for 10-15 minutes. If your body is designed for two sleep cycles, why not give it two sleep cycles? A simple 10-15 minute break away from work, or screen can assist you in replenishing your energy, its a good nap and can help fight the fatigue that is setting in at the time and energize you for the rest of the day. An ideal nap is anywhere between 10minutes to 25 minutes.
The fact of the matter is, sometimes you just can’t afford an afternoon nap. Whether it’s because you’re babysitting or at work – sleep isn’t an option on the table. So, whether you like it or not, you will have to go against your body’s instinct and avoid sleep. To make it happen for you, you need to get yourself an energy surge and get moving. Indulging in physical activity for as little as ten minutes can help you refocus your energy and help you through the day. So, if you’re sitting down – get up and do a few warmup exercises to get yourself back on track. For personal fitness and personal training, get your consultation at Wellness Wrx. Another way to initiate physical movement is by simply choosing the age-old way of getting some fresh air. Some time away from work may do you some good. Just remember to not over-exert yourself and come back feeling more tired than you initially were.
To refocus your efforts, what is better than meditating right at your desk? Using meditation as a way to achieve mindfulness can help you process what is ahead. Even a few minutes of such activity can help you lower your stress levels and get back to making things happen like you always do. Conversely, if you wish to switch from the usual meditation postures and go a different way instead – Reiki and mindfulness plans by WellnessWrx can also make a difference in achieving daily mindfulness.
For years and years, there has been researching into what type of music can help you concentrate. While Beethoven’s compositions have been a favourite for researchers worldwide, there is consensus that different music works best for different people. The best part is that you get to relax listening to what you love. Whether it is upbeat, pop, jazz, classical, or whatever makes you tick, listen to it and relax. You can even listen to the music you love while you are actually at work! So, you might not even have to necessarily take out time for your music therapy. This is what makes music so powerful.
5 Get A Good Night’s Sleep
One of the oldest pieces of advice to stop feeling sleepy during the day is to find more sleep at night. Not surprisingly, this advice is just as great as all the others, no matter how old it gets.
If you are not getting enough sleep in the night, you will unnoticeably but surely begin to lose your cognitive skill. So much so that you could even come out to be less effective at your job than someone drunk! Finding eight hours of sleep every night is essential and can lead to long-term improvement at your job and skill. Getting good sleep will even help you enjoy a longer life.
While there are different tips that work for different people, remember that the real difficulty is finding the time in the day. If you can find the time to relax and refocus; you can beat the midday fatigue – fair and square.
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Rose A. Weinberg, Founder, CEO WellnessWrx, Project BeamON, Founder of The feelgood Company. Rose is a Wellness Developer, Author, Speaker, Registered Homeopath, Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki Master~Educator, and a Full-filled Wife~Mom~Bubi~DogMom~DogBubi she loves her family, home, martial arts, and being playful.