Combat your tiredness with these top tips – in the order you need to do them!
Yes, actually go to sleep and aim to get the recommended 7 hours per night. Try leaving your phone on charge in another room, otherwise before you know it you’ve already done 20 laps of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and before you know it it’s 1:00AM… (We know you do it)
When you wake up tomorrow morning have a pint of water on your bedside table waiting to be chugged. As well as waking you up, the other perks include kick-starting your metabolism for the day and pint downing practise for your big Saturday night out.
*This really does work, trust us!*
Sing in the shower
Again, we’re being completely serious with this one. Get a selection of motivating, uplifting tunes going to bellow out in the shower. The music will keep you scrubbing and will act as a perfect 5 minute timer so you don’t drop off in the warm shower… (We know you’ve done that too)
*Make sure the bathroom window is closed so your neighbourhood doesn’t have to hear your wannabe opera voice!*
You have to put some fuel in your tank to keep you going. If not, you’ll struggle to get out of the front door! Take a big bite into an apple. This crunchy fruit is scientifically proven to wake you up more than anything else in the morning.
One thing at a time
When you first arrive at work or uni, make a good-old ‘To Do List’. Don’t open up your emails and get stressed at all the different things to do and don’t start more than one thing at once. Slow and steady wins the race… when you’re tired!
It’s lunch time – Go and get some fresh air. The office you’ve been sat in all morning in mostly recycled oxygen. Fresh air is proven to help get pure oxygen pumping round your body.
*Possibly not worth doing this if you’re working in the smog of China*
Eat every 3-4 hours – You need a minimum of 2000 calories per day, so be sure to keep munching to remain energised. If you can get your hands on any high-carb grub, then even better. Pasta, bread and a trusty jacket potato is perfect.
Or if you really need to have an emergency coffee to spike your energy for a long meeting, make sure it’s not after lunch time. Caffeine is a stimulant, so although at first you’ll feel great, a couple of hours later your tiredness may feel even worse!
I know, it seems an odd suggestion. The last thing you want to do after managing to scrape through your day is getting yourself off the couch and in the gym. However, new research shows that by keeping up, low-intensity exercise could just help boost your energy levels.
If you’ve completed all of these tips and still tired, you might just be a zombie…