BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! It sounds like it’s in your dream, but it’s actually the alarm clock

You wake up… sort of… and your first thought is ‘It CAN’T be time yet! I NEED more sleep’.

You snooze until the last possible moment, roll out of bed and hurry to get to work in time. You drag yourself through the day and get home looking forward to going to bed.

If this is your daily pattern, here are a few things you can do to help boost your energy levels.

(If you’re doing all these things right, and you STILL feel exhausted, get some blood tests done. You may have a thyroid issue, anaemia, sleep apnoea, or some other condition which needs medical attention.)

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1. Eat more regularly

A lot of people who are tired all the time eat irregularly and erratically. They will eat nothing until lunch time (making them tired and hungry), then eat a giant lunch (making them more tired but less hungry) and then a fatty, salty fast-food dinner because they are too tired to be bothered to cook.

Try to eat three to five smaller, healthier meals at regular times through the day to maximise energy flow and blood sugar. Some fruit or a handful of nuts for a snack is a healthy energy boost if you’re busy at work and don’t have time to eat a proper meal.

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