Tired of being tired? Try this…

Nigel Lee

If you feel tired, or you're often depressed then it can be extremely difficult to break yourself out of it! So what just should you do to turn your life around?

In order to kick yourself into action, you should follow a couple of simple tips.

Depression
You should think of your tiredness as depression. Most people often separate the two, however, quite often they are associated. If you're tired then you are more than likely depressed. It's not a chronic condition and you don't need to use any medication, you just need to take evasive action to improve your depression. Here are some pointers to stop you feeling depressed.

Make sure you hold your head up high as if you slouch then you will make yourself depressed. No slouching!

Take deep breaths, when you're depressed you probably breathe in with shallow breaths and out with long breaths.

Cut carbohydrates and sugar out of your diet, these may give you an artificial high, but that's not really what you want. Just make sure that you are prepared for the withdrawal, there are side effects to reducing your carbohydrate intake.

Be positive, focus on the good things. For example, when giving up sugar and carbs, never think of yourself giving it up – you are improving your natural energy levels. Make sure you focus on the good, that is you're getting your life back on track.

Don't expect too much, if you have high expectations then you have more to lose. Plus, you will get yourself too worked up thinking about anything negative that might happen.

Antidepressants come in many different forms, not just medication. For example, any form of aerobic exercise is an antidepressant, yoga for example is a fantastic antidepressant.

Alcohol on the other hand is not an anti-depressant, it's the exact opposite! So avoid it as much as possible.

Meditation
You should try to learn some form of meditation. Personally, I think Zen is by far the best form of meditation. You can use meditation to get to know yourself. Depression starts when you don't like yourself. You should teach yourself to be comfortable around yourself. Just take some time out to think about what you are doing rather than writing it down.

I want doesn't get
The trouble with humans is that we're all pushy. We know exactly what we want, which in itself is no problem, but the problem comes when we want so much! If you've ever listened to your children 90% of what they talk about is things that they want! Don't think about what you want and don't want, you should think about your goals and continually re-evaluate them. You should think about your life in small steps, all of which you can be proud of.

For example, you get out of bed everyday, that in itself is an achievement! Also congratulate yourself over anything that you do, perhaps you helped an old woman with her bags, or perhaps you complemented someone. You should be proud of everything you do, stop thinking about what would make your life perfect.

Live everyday to it's full and be proud of yourself!


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Nigel owns CureTiredness, a website which contains lots of useful information if you wish to know more about stopping tiredness.