You may find yourself exhausted at the end of the day, and the tiredness seems to be increasing. What is the deal? You are at home, so things should be easier, right?
Not necessarily. Many people are having this problem, and it stems from being overworked, a lack of exercise, and not getting enough vitamins from the foods they eat. The point is, you are not alone in this. Most people who are working from home feel exhausted at the end of their day.
The problem is that you are juggling home, family, online school, and work all from a single location. Life has gotten a lot more demanding since the pandemic, and we are all exhausted all the time.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make a few changes that will give you more energy.
Implement Things to Improve Your Performance
Part of the reason you are so tired is that you haven’t prioritized your tasks. You haven’t drawn the line between your work time and the time for your personal life.
Working from home makes it harder to define the space between work and home life. However, most people feel drawn to work all the time because it is so easy to get up and go straight to work. You don’t even have to dress up for work anymore. You can start from the moment you wake up and finish when you are ready to sleep.
Added to this, you may not be exercising or eating healthily either. There is just no time. So instead, you have to get to your laptop or answer the phone. This lifestyle weakens your immune system, decreases your nutrition level, and makes you feel exhausted. But there is good news. You can increase your energy levels by following a few helpful tips.
Add Supplement to Your Diet
Carnitine is a compound found in all of your body cells. It plays an important role in your body’s energy production. But sometimes the body can’t produce enough of it, so you need to take a supplement. Some studies now show that L-carnitine can also } improve brain function, prevent age-related diseases, heart disease, and even promote weight loss. So basically, l carnitine is an amino acid you want to take as a supplement to increase energy and improve mental and physical function.
If you are at home all the time due to the pandemic, your inactivity level has risen. It would help if you exercised. You don’t have to go anywhere to get the training you need, but you need to increase your physical activity. In the beginning, exercise may seem to tire you more, but after a week or two, you will feel more energized.
Exercise gets the blood oxygenated and flowing. So schedule a twenty-minute exercise routine into your day for a recharge.
Exercise can be fun when you do it in twenty-minute sessions. Turn on the TV and switch to YouTube. There you can find many types of short exercise routines. If you get bored, mix it up. One day you can dance, followed by Yoga, or an aerobics class.
Organize Your Work Time
Designate a time for work. Don’t work all day and well into the night, and be sure to build in white space into your workday. We have a natural tendency to fill every moment of the day with work but detrimental to our brain function and productivity. When you work for hours on end, there’s no room for your creativity to work. You don’t have a single moment to destress or recharge. A better option is to build in small breaks throughout the day and even put them into your calendar. Use the time you set aside to step away from the computer and allow your mind to rest or think.
Set Rewards For Yourself
No, you’re not going back to kindergarten. Still, research does show that dopamine, the neurotransmitter that makes you feel good, increases, and your energy levels go up when you celebrate something. So, celebrate the small milestones you make each day. This will give you a better mood, improve your focus and increase energy. When you give yourself something to look forward to, you are also more efficient at work and give yourself a break from mental fatigue. You can do something as simple as taking a five-minute walk outside, make yourself a healthy smoothie, or call a family member and say hello.
Prevent Eye Strain
Now that you’re working at home, you may be feeling a constant eye strain from being in front of the screen. It’s very easy to confuse eye strain with being tired. Your eyes need breaks from the computer. But if you can’t get up every 20 minutes or look away from the screen for more than a minute or two, there are some easy things you can do.
Get a larger screen as small screens cause even more eye strain. Use blue light blocker glasses to help cut down on the blue light that comes through the screen and affects your eyes. You might even want to check your computer settings, as some computers have a night shift setting that lowers the blue light coming from your screen.
If you’re working at home, it doesn’t mean you should be working all the time. It’s important to schedule your work time and stick to it. Remember, even if you are working for a specific time, take 5-minute breaks after every thirty minutes of work. And don’t your nutrition or your exercise routine. You only need about 20 minutes of exercise a day. You also want to supplement your nutrition with vitamins and minerals for healthy brain functioning and added energy. These small changes will keep you going throughout the day while still working from home.