Ever feel tired and unmotivated to take action or complete projects? Maybe you just don’t feel like doing the simple day-to-day tasks?
[Raises hand] I will be the first to say, that from time to time, I definitely have my moments! But, when I start to feel the struggle, I search for ways to get out of the tired cycle.
Whether you are juggling long work days, classes, family needs, or home life, small steps can make a big difference in how you stay motivated and increase your productivity.
Here are some of the ways I persevere through tiredness:
1. Have a Snack
Snacks are my favorite way to keep my brain busy while working through projects. Throughout the day, you can catch me eating anything from a buttered toast to a piece of fruit. Whatever your snack of choice, make sure to keep it light and simple, so you can eat while getting projects accomplished. 🙂
2. Stand Up & Get Moving
Sitting for a long period of time, has a way of inviting sleepy into the world of productivity. Simply standing up, can make the difference from falling asleep to being productive. Never fails to give me a boost of energy!
3. Put on Some Music
Nothing like jamming to my favorite tunes, to get me going. I can literally feel like a blob. Then, turn on my favorite song and feel like there is really no limit to what I can accomplish. If you can relate, then you know that you may be 1 song away from changing your whole attitude and outlook on life!
My Power Up Song (at the moment): “Wake Up” by All Sons & Daughters
4. Take a Power Nap
Can’t do any of the above? Take a Power Nap! If you are deep sleeper (like me), set up an alarm so you don’t end up sleeping for 2-3 hours! A good rest of about 15-30 minutes should suffice. Afterward your snooze, try doing steps 1 through 3 to build up your energy again!
How do you persevere through tiredness? Share in the comments below. 🙂