Habits that make you tired

If you often feel tired and want to rest, the reason may come from you living the wrong way.

Tyson Lippe, a psychologist at Heading Health, Austin, Texas (USA) says that you should think of your energy as a cup with a hole in the bottom. There are two ways to keep the cup full of water, which is to add more or to make the hole in the bottom of the cup smaller.

Besides the necessary things like eating healthy, getting enough sleep, exercising, you should “smaller the energy drain” by minimizing the following things.

Watch emotionally draining movies

Psychiatrist Leela R. Magavi of California shares, good movies, strong emotional shows can make viewers mentally tired, especially when you get too immersed and imagine yourself going through the experience. through emotions and events similar to the characters in the movie.

How to fix it: Limit watching movies with high emotions or limit viewing time each week to balance body energy.

Waiting too long between meals

“The body gets its energy from a steady supply of the food we eat. Protein, carbs, and fat all provide energy, but carbs are the body’s primary and preferred fuel source, especially the brain. “, says registered dietitian Caroline Lacey.

The body normally stores some carbs in the liver to use when blood sugar is low, such as between meals. But if you leave the time between meals too long (more than 3-6 hours), it leads to cravings for high-carb foods, pushing insulin levels in the body up. When insulin levels peak, blood sugar drops and leads to a feeling of physical exhaustion.

How to fix: Bring some snacks such as cakes, candies, nuts… to eat between main meals.

Working on a messy desk

Working in a cluttered environment can be distracting, take longer to get things done, and even require you to invest more energy than usual.

Planning too far

Planning is helpful, but if you plan too far, you become less flexible in the present. This even causes anxiety about having to predict and adversely affects the processing speed of the brain, leading to poor motivation and mental exhaustion.

How to fix it: Only plan for the things that are imperative, then give yourself a comfortable time, serve your hobbies, relax… to help yourself not to fall into a sense of control. .

Open too many computer tabs

Opening too many tabs not only drains your computer’s battery, but also makes your brain overworked.

Rana Mafee, a neuroscientist in Chicago, says swiping from tab to tab gives you the misconception that you’re accomplishing a large amount of work, when in fact you’re not doing the work efficiently. fruit.

Constantly on the phone

Continuous calls will exhaust you, make you tired, because your nervous system constantly has to process information. According to Rana Mafee, after a call ends, it usually takes 20 minutes to fully regain focus.

The fix: Before pressing the listen button, take a few seconds to check if this call needs to be picked up right away.

Quit one thing in the middle to do something else

Your brain has a hard time when you quit one thing to run to another because it has to work overtime, including thinking about what you are doing and what you have left unfinished. If this happens frequently, your energy reserves will run out.

How to fix: If you temporarily do not want to continue a certain job, you should write down the information related to that unfinished business on a memo, a phone… to save your mind for other things. . In addition, experts recommend tackling small things instead of leaving and then distracting your mind.

Sitting in the wrong position

Poor posture can deplete your energy levels by putting more stress on your body’s muscles, joints and ligaments, says Naueen Safdar, medical director at EHE Health. This results in your body having to use more energy to compensate for that depletion, leading to fatigue.

Breathe shallowly

Although breathing is considered an unconscious activity, we tend to breathe incorrectly, especially when we are distracted by something. Shallow breathing reduces the amount of oxygen the body absorbs, while also worsening anxiety and causing fatigue.

Sleep with the lights on

Exposure to bright lights at night makes the brain think it’s still daytime. This can disturb the sleep-wake cycle and lead to insomnia, poor sleep quality, and fatigue.

Thuy Linh (According to Huffpost)


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