I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like it's too hard to get going and wash the dishes/go out shopping/get my toddler dressed for the day. Life places lots of demands on us, every day, in a never ending cycle. Rinse. Repeat. I'm bored and tired already just writing about it!
I think it's probably because I just moved, but I've been feeling like this a lot lately. I'm usually someone who can balance all the things in life- work, family, fun, relaxation. But right now it's a challenge for me.
If your energy levels are low, there can be lots of reasons for it. Maybe you need to eat, or drink some water. Get more sleep (hah! I wish I could- that's toddler permitting) However I don't think it's any of those for me.
I've been exercising less than normal these last few weeks, and I think it's taken a toll on my energy levels. You know that feeling, when you get home from a day at work (when you sit all day) and all you want to do is veg on the couch? Breaking that cycle can be so hard to do. That's what I'm feeling now. And I don't even go to work at an office!
I know, I ABSOLUTELY know that I will feel better and more energetic if I stir the energy to work out for even 15 minutes. That's how I can usually break this cycle- I tell myself I can do it for 15 minutes, surely? And 9 times out of 10, I end up doing at least 30 minutes, if not more. Once you get going, it's fun! You forget to be tired. Right?
Right. It's time to put into practice my own sage advice. I'm off!
How do you deal with your low energy levels? Please share in the comments, I'd love to hear about it.
Diane Archer, Pilates Instructor from the UK now living back in Canada. Blog of tips, thoughts, home challenges.