Why Do I Have Low Energy All The Time?
Do you feel tired all the time? Are you relying on coffee to get through the day? You're not alone. Millions of people are struggling with fatigue and a lack of energy. And it's not just because we're overworked. Our lifestyle is draining our nervous system and causing us to have an energy imbalance. In this blog post, we'll talk about six things that are draining your nervous system and making you tired.
Draining Your Nervous System
Here are the top 6 things that are draining your nervous system and making you tired:
1. Staying up late can disrupt our circadian rhythm, which can lead to disrupted sleep. Try turning off/down your screens and lights around 8pm.
2. Caffeine in the afternoon can also disrupt our sleep.
Try avoiding caffeine after lunchtime.-Caffeine can over-activate your nervous system in the afternoon when hopefully our days are starting to end. Caffeine can overstimulate the nervous system long term and can make it difficult to "down regulate" in the evening.
3.Phone/email 1st thing in the morning
This can over stimulate your waking brain in the morning and cause your body to go into "fight or flight" mode too soon. The "fight or flight" mode is the sympathetic part of our nervous systems, the part responsible for the over excited nervous system response.
4.Exercising too little/much.
Exercise is great for the body because it helps the body make more cells and energy. However, too little can cause poor energy production. Too much exercise can cause overuse and put too much stress on the body. There has to be a medium. Most people do well at around 20-30 minutes of exercise a day.
5.Too much junk food.
We need to detox whatever we put into our body. If we put junk food and alcohol into our body, it might stay in our body and cause us damage. Highly processed foods and drinks slow down our metabolism, causing us to feel sluggish. Eating real foods and drinking lots of water can help speed up one's metabolism and make more energy throughout the day.
6.Not enough sun.
Sunlight naturally gives us energy. Its solar wavelengths help our body's make neurotransmitters such as Serotonin, Noriepinpehrine, and Cortisol. These vital neurotransmitters are released with sunlight in the morning. But most people do not get enough sunlight first thing in the morning. This can affect the production of Serotonin and Noriepinephrine throughout the day. Try to get 5-10 minutes of sunlight sometime in the morning.