Monday, August 23, 2010

Avoiding Lethargy

Robert Shorn

Lethargy makes a human being miserable. Few things are worse than struggling to stay awake at work, failing, and being reprimanded by your boss for sleeping on the job. At the end of day, you have just enough energy to collapse on the bed and start the cycle all over again the next day. If this sounds like you and you think this is unacceptable, the good news is you can change things.

Establish a regular time that you will go to sleep and a time you will wake up. Ignore the lazy bum in you that wants to hit the snooze button when the alarm goes off; get out of bed and start your day. If you start a cycle of healthy rest and activity, your body will get use to it and will begin feeling much more peppy than if you sleep irregular hours.

Eating ix small meals a day has been proven to cause a greater increase in energy than eating three large meals does. And if they are full of carbohydrates and proteins, they work even better.

Make sure your eat at regular intervals too; the human body is a sucker for consistency.

Try working out more; research has shown that exercise energizes the body and gives a general sense of alertness as the endorphins kick in. plus, its better for your heart and health.

If you aren't the self motivating type, listen to some music to get you pumped. Call a friend and ask them to walk with you. It works.

If you don't get enough sleep, none of the tips above will help at all. You have to get at least eight hours of sleep to be able to function at 100 percent. And restless sleep doesn't count; in fact, tossing and turing is known for making people more tired than no sleep at all.

Follow these tips and the tiredness should stop. You will feel better and your boss won't yell at you. And you can do more fun stuff because you just want to sleep all the time.

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