If that pot of coffee just doesn’t seem to be doing the trick and you’re in a perpetual state of tiredness, this could be your reason. The truth is, most people are short on energy. Feeling exhausted all the time has become a norm amongst adults. But I’m here to tell you, just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s healthy.
You can increase your energy, and it’s not as difficult as you might think. Understanding energy means living aware of what is channeling your energy in an unhealthy direction and how to rebalance your body to thrive.
A Quick Lesson On Energy
It’s easy to think that energy is just a feeling, which it is. But energy is so much more than a feeling. It’s our life. Energy is the basis for all of health. Without enough energy, your body has to start picking and choosing which functions to run and what to shut off. Leading you to feel a lack of energy and a range of symptoms that quickly follow.
As the first law of thermodynamics states, energy is neither created nor destroyed. Which means energy is there. But how your body is channeling that energy that determines how you feel.
The good news, we have a lot of control over how our body channels energy. From the foods that we eat to the emotions we feel and the actions we take. All of life is influencing our energy for good or for bad, as energy fillers or drainers, and understanding this can change your health so you’re not exhausted all the time.
Common Reasons You’re Exhausted All The Time
Many things are draining your energy, which is another way of saying channeling it in an unhealthy direction that leaves you lacking energy. And it’s a personalized thing. What may drain me may fill you, making this a matter of self-awareness. But there are some overarching themes in the energy field, identifying common fillers and drainers.
Here are three surprising reasons you are exhausted all the time and what to do about it.
1. You’re Working Against Your Circadian Clock
Every single cell inside of our body has a circadian clock. This is the sleep and wake cycle of our body that determines how it functions. Meaning everything inside our body has a time of work and a time of rest—a time of growth and healing.
Like our circadian rhythm, our cells seem to function off a 24-hour cycle based on the sun’s rising and setting. Making light one of the most determining factors of how we should live, when to eat, and when to rest. If we work outside of the circadian rhythm, eating outside of when our body can best use the food we consume, it creates a sluggishness inside the body. Forcing energy into a different direction and away from daily life tasks.
Plus, it increases a host of other symptoms, including gassiness, weight gain, bloating, and indigestion.
One of the best ways to boost your energy is to work with your circadian clock.
Practice Circadian Fasting:
Your digestive system and metabolic function are highest during the morning hours and peeks as the sun hits its highest point. Meaning, the best time for you to eat is between sunrise and noon. Aim to eat most of your food between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm, making your last meal of the day your smallest.
2. You’re Storing Too Many Emotions
It has been estimated that emotions account for 70% of your total daily energy. Meaning how you feel emotionally can make or break how you feel physically. But just because you feel it doesn’t mean you have to hold onto it. The art of learning how to feel without accepting that emotion as true or storing that emotion could be considered one of the most significant defining factors in health.
The secret is acknowledging how you feel and choosing to release it rather than create a story around it.
It takes approximately 90 seconds for an emotion to capture your attention and then be gone. The problem is, we’ve become really great at feeling things and trying to find meaning in those things. Rather than feeling it and releasing it, we want to understand it. But as soon as you create a story, you accept the emotion, store it and then figure out how to justify it. Leading to a spiral of energy that is just not worth investing in a fleeting emotion.
Practice Emotional Release:
The next time you feel something, pay attention to the feeling, acknowledge it, and then make a mental note to let it go. What you can’t name, you can’t release, so make sure you try to name how you feel. Choosing to let go of all feelings, even the good things, creating space and energy to experience the next moment.
3. Your Body Is Overwhelmed
Whether it is emotional stress or a chemical load backing up inside your body, body overwhelm is a real thing. If we can’t get rid of what our body doesn’t need, it leads to a sluggish flow that takes a lot of energy to manage.
Stealing energy that could be better spent living life, leaving you in a perpetual state of exhaustion. Unfortunately, the dump of caffeine you crave enhances the congestion, creating even more sluggishness and an increased drive for more caffeine. You see how the vicious cycle continues.
Practice Movement + Flow:
Moving your body and opening up flow is critical in longevity and health. Especially to your lymphatic flow and fascia organ systems that need movement to maintain health. Cut back on external toxins, like processed foods or toxin-heavy beauty products. Reducing the number of toxins you consume. And opt for better hydration, movement, and opening up fascia lines with foam rolling or dry brushing.
The key with feeling energized.
The key to feeling energized is to get rid of what steals your energy flow. Understanding the areas where you are channeling energy into unhealthy directions leading to patterns that keep you exhausted all the time. Work on these three surprising reasons you have no energy and start to focus on what does give you energy.
Changing your perspective on life and health, which changes how you feel. Do more things that give you energy, eating foods that fill you rather than fixating on a number.
Energy is your lifeline, and I promise understanding energy flow makes health simple.
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