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Up your energy levels, naturally
mini jet lag
that’s akin to flying from London to New York on Friday and back again on Sunday.
Keep your sleeping and waking times over the weekend within an hour of your weekday ones. If you veer off schedule, open the blinds as soon as you wake up as daylight inhibits the
melatonin and sends a ‘rise and shine’ cue to your brain for a less rude awakening.
2/ Your mindset is all wrong
If you think Monday’s going to blow, then it most likely will. Perception is a powerful thing. If you start the week a la Bob Geldof singing
I Don’t Like Mondays,
having a non-crappy day will be a challenge. Not only will you won’t be able to stop questioning why you feel so gawdamn tired, but those levels of meh will drag through until at least Tuesday.
Come up with a fun tradition to kick off each week, like grabbing a flat white with a pal. Even a short stretch with a cup of hot lemon can get you feeling in control of your week, rather than floundering under the covers until the last possible minute. With something to look forward to, you can gradually rewrite your Monday mental script.
3/ You’re juggling two extremes
Your Monday fuelled-dread could be because shifting from an R&R-filled Sunday to a busy work week is stressful for your mind and your body – causing your blood pressure to surge.
A survey of the
office agreed that going from a Netflix sofa marathon to a day at a standing desk, in less than 12 hours, is one reason why they feel so tired on a Monday.
deeply for 30 seconds upon waking to keep your blood pressure in check. Then add some cooked spinach to your lunch as it’s high in heart-healthy nutrients, like magnesium.
4/ You’ve gone hard on the exercise
Perhaps Monday is awful because you overdid it during your boot camp classes? Intense bouts of exercise can cause inflammation that has your muscles screaming for mercy a couple of days later.
Go easy over the weekend, if this sounds familiar. If you go a bit hard, do a short yoga sesh or take a brisk walk to drive blood flow to muscles and ease soreness first thing. Weekend sofa-loafers, same goes for you.
5/ Try less excess
Ever thought Monday may be a dud because you partied too hard over the weekend? A single episode of binge-drinking (that’s four of those Aperol Spritzes you enjoy so much) doesn’t only leave you hanxious and potentially wasting a whole day feeling nauseous, but it blunts the ability of cells called macrophages to destroy viruses and bacteria for up to a day, leaving you more vulnerable to illness.
Basically, if you don’t want to feel so tired on a Monday morning then you need to learn self-control. Try not to see the weekend as a potential for blow-out and limit yourself to just two or three drinks a night, ideally with a meal. (Don’t forget to chase each drink with a tall glass of H2O to literally water down the effects of booze and starve off the dehydration-related headache the day after.)
Want to feel less tired on a Monday morning? Think before you (have your fifth) drink and don’t let sleep drop to the bottom of your priority list.
How Can I Stop Feeling Constantly Tired?
So, what can you do to counter these snooze-inducing facts of life? How might you start your days – and continue them – feeling a little perkier? Check out these science-backed tips to up your energy levels naturally.
1/ Assess your posture
pharmacist, Kate Taylor.
‘You expend more energy when you are sitting or standing with your spine out of alignment because your muscles have to work harder to compensate, therefore using more energy.’
Not just that but hunching over can also restrict your digestion and breathing, which is another energy drain.
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Whether via a posture wearable or just a moment of body awareness, notice if you’re slumped now then take a moment to fix it; pull those shoulders back, expand your chest and draw your belly button to your spine.
2/ Top up your Vitamin D
‘Vitamin D deficiency is very common – especially in the winter months,’ says Mr Narendra Pisal, consultant gynaecologist at
‘In fact, 40-50% of women of reproductive age show symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, and these include muscle pain, poor sleep – and fatigue.
‘It is difficult to correct through diet alone so I recommend taking a vitamin D supplement.’
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