The first obvious reason is sleep deprivation. It's important that you understand your personal sleep requirements
, and make sure you sleep in an environment that allows you to meet those needs. But there are other factors:
- Too much sleep!
- Stress, worry and feeling overwhelmed
- Lack of exercise
- Fatigue from sitting for too long
The four pillars of a day filled with energy are quality sleep, stress management, exercise and diet and mental stimulation. Pay attention to these by keeping a healthy sleep schedule, adopting meditation, getting at least 150 minutes of exercise per week and working on things that you enjoy.
A study done by the California State University showed that people were more energized by walking around for 10 minutes than other methods of waking up. A 10-minute walk increased their energy levels for two hours.
Moving pumps oxygen into the brain and muscles. More oxygen makes people more lucid, increases their ability to focus and thus, get more done.
So not only is moving around an effective method to counter daytime sleepiness, it’s also very healthy for you.
Working or studying for extended periods of time will inevitably drain you of your valuable energy. It’s better to work in a sustainable way, with frequent breaks so you can be productive longer.
Every hour take a quick break, walk around or do a Wakeout
. This will revitalize you, ready to rock another productive hour.