Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Combating Tiredness

 I've been trying to combat a serious case of tiredness lately. At first, I thought I might be anaemic, but it appears not. Being brutally honest, I can't really think of a time when I wasn't tired - but after trying to combat my tiredness in recent weeks, I thought I'd share a few of the things I have been trying. Believe it or not, I have noticed a difference in how I've been feeling since I started to change things up a little bit. It's nice to finally see a change, and have some manageable ways to deal with being tired, because it can be one of the most frustrating things ever!

Unrelated picture, but a cute bedside table also helps with combating tiredness (obviously!)
  • Having Breakfast - It's pretty much one of the cardinal sins these days to not have breakfast in the morning, and I am jumping on that wagon for sure. As much as I hate to admit it, having breakfast has made such a huge difference. I feel a lot brighter in the mornings, and actually have some energy.
  • Keep Busy - Doing nothing can breed tiredness. I always find it a lot harder when I don't do anything because my body relaxes almost too much it makes me feel tired - even if I've had plenty of sleep and feel good in myself. This is one of the most frustrating things, but keeping busy definitely helps with this!
  • Get Active - Dan and I have started going to badminton once a week, which is not only great fun, but I do always sleep so well after we've been out and been active. I try to swim once a week too which definitely helps me to sleep better because it is great exercise. Hopefully I keep a steady routine up (Disclaimer: things have been a bit slow of the Badminton/Swimming front since I wrote this)!
  • Acceptance - Life can be busy, and you will be tired. Sometimes, you just have to accept that you are tired (and not question the reasons why) and take that nap, or have that lie-in! It can make you feel so much better in yourself, and if you're tired you won't work as well as you could do.
  • Water, water, water! - Being hydrated always makes me feel better. It gets rid of the pesky headaches that keep returning to me at the moment, and makes me feel more awake. I try and drink the recommended amount everyday but sometimes it's easy to loose track of how much I've drunk!
  • Fresh Sheets - Sleep is TEN times better with fresh sheets, if not more. I love getting into bed with the fresh sheet smell and feel, it's a guaranteed good nights sleep for me!
 Perhaps these aren't the most comprehensive tips for dealing with being tired, but as they have been working for me it's worth sharing, even if it only helps one other person. No-one likes being tired but finding ways to cope with it and give yourself some more energy can be great. I never believed my family, but having breakfast really has been a game-changer!

How do you cope with being tired?


  1. Totally with you on fresh sheets- amazing!


    1. One of the best feelings in the world! Makes me feel like I have had a fabulous sleep if I've had fresh sheets! XX

  2. Having breakfast really does make a difference! :) I definitely agree on getting active too. Whenever I'm incredibly tired and don't feel like exercicising but do it anyways, I have so much more energy afterwards x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

    1. It does! It makes more of a difference than I imagined it would do. Yes that's so true, you feel good about yourself and your sleep quality is great! XX

  3. What a great idea for a post!! So many people struggle with this and these are great ways to combat tiredness without turning to a bucket of coffee or an energy drink! I do try and stay active and I am anemic so take iron tablets every day but this is only because I'm vegetarian. Also swimming and a long walk along the beach makes me sleep better too! :) xxxx

    1. Yes I agree - I don't even like coffee but I find energy drinks make me feel very uncomfortable, bloated and sleepy. Yes swimming is one of the best!! I love beaches but don't live near one so I will definitely have to try that soon. Thanks for stopping by, and for your retweet of this post! XXX


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