Do you feel like a depleted balloon at the end of your day? Your energy level is way, way down and you can’t even muster enough energy to cook yourself a decent meal. You dial for delivery and wait for your meal sprawled on your chair looking like something that the cat just dragged in. By the time you get to bed, you can barely keep your eyes open.
Such an exaggerated scenario, you think. Yet, it may not be far from the truth. Most of the time, we push ourselves too much, cramming all of our activities in one day as if there is no more tomorrow and we end up feeling and looking tired. Read on and find out if you are causing your own problems.
Things That Zap Your Energy
- Savvy Tech GadgetsLaptops and mobile phones (especially the new releases) keep you connected to just about anyone in your life, anytime and anywhere. Because of this connection, you are never in an off-work mode completely. The stresses of work follow you everywhere. Learn how to turn off. Give yourself a break from these technology and allow your mind and body to relax.
- Food ExpressTo go along with life in the fast lane, fast food restaurants and frozen dinners are sprouting like mushrooms all over. When you are too busy to cook, you pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. Or you drop by the deli on the way home and order take out. Your body needs the right amount of nutrients to function properly and maintain its health. Give your body what it’s due.
- Multi-taskingDoing too many things at once to cope with the demanding pace can take a toll. If the work at hand gets too demanding, either one of the two tasks can get shorted. You end up even more stressed because you may have to repeat whatever it was that got bumped. Learn to ease up and prioritize your work.
- Not enough waterWhen you let coffee and soda perk you up, you are bound to get dehydrated. Not getting enough water can cause you to feel fatigued and sluggish. Dehydration also forces your brain to work harder than normal. Cells must have water to function properly. Drink 8 glasses of water every day. This rule is not fiction.
Don’t shortchange yourself
Such is the price for the fast-paced life and technology driven life we have today. And what gives? Your skin reflects the stress and abuse you heap upon yourself. In addition to feeling exhausted, you probably look older and your skin dull looking.
Don’t let your makeup do all the work in making you look great even as you feel stressed. Combat dull looking skin with a generous dose of good moisturizer like Argan oil every night. This oil is packed with essential fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants helping to keep your complexion clear and your skin soft and smooth.