Hello there, this is Kitt. You have received lots of good advice pro bono ( couldn't resist teasing you a bit). :)
Here are a few of my suggestions to help you:
1. Eat protein at every meal: One of the most important ways to keep your blood sugar balanced and energy levels high is to include protein at every meal, breakfast and snacks included. I try to follow the Weight Watchers meal plan.
2. Limit sugar and caffeine intake: Might sound bizarre but sugar and caffeine give you instant energy, but a few hours later, and in the long term, they will only make you more tired.
3. Make sure you do not have any medical conditions that can cause fatigue. These include low thyroid function, low iron, high iron, and a range of other ailments which can be determined by blood tests.
4. Don't exercise too much or too little. Either one can cause low energy levels. If you are a stressed, don't pick a stressful form of exercise such as running or aerobics. Instead, try Pilates, Tai Chi, yoga, lifting weights, or walking. Exercise should leave you refreshed, not wiped out. You must include exercise into your routine at least three times a week.
5. Maintain emotional stability. This is important to avoid sleepless nights, which stresses the body. Our emotional health is important in order to avoid the stress and worry that often leads to reduced sleep quality, and affect our energy each day.
I have anxiety and depression so I have to work very hard at keeping my emotions in check. I practice staying in the moment.
It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
I wish you peace and hope that you continue to come here and talk with us. We are here to support you and we welcome you to the A & P Family.