drained outMore and more people complain about being constantly tired, distracted, cranky, mentally sick and drained of energy. They suffer from their inability to focus and generate interesting ideas,  a lack of inspiration and inability to perform daily activities at an optimal level, etc. Sometimes we feel absolutely emptied out and worn out, and in many of us this condition has turned into a chronic one. What to do? How to prevent it? First of all, let’s look at the reasons and the habits that drain our energy all the time.

Habit One: A constant lack of sleep and proper rest. No one should underestimate the importance of regular restful sleep, but unfortunately up to 65% of today’s population suffer from regular lack of sleep. We can’t get enough of sleep during the weekdays and as a result we are trying to compensate it during the weekend, this way damaging our inner clock and causing various imbalances in the body. As a result, we start feeling worn out, cranky, distressed and like a boiled rag.

Habit Two: Internet addiction. This is a really bad habit which causes many negative consequences. Excessive internet communication like checking out email massages, sending instant messages and checking out voicemail, social networking, etc. takes a lot of time and energy, distracts our attention, makes us tired of multitasking and does not allow us to do enough of exercise. Control your daily activities in the office and do not allow internet addiction swallow you completely.

Habit Three: Healthy eating addiction. Due to massive campaigns in modern mass media supporting various types of diets and diet plans, many people (especially young ladies) tend to drain themselves out with diets and not eating anything. They feel sad and dejected for their being unable to put off weight, so they occasionally give up eating completely and suffer from chronic hunger. This everything is really exhausting and those women who want to be always successful, attractive and energetic should avoid such experiments like not eating all the time.

dietHabit Four: Overeating. This is an antipode of habit three. Some people are convinced that the more they eat, the more energetic and active they are going to be. They do not mind consuming large meals filled with sugars and carbohydrates, which have destructive effects on their digestive and cardio-vascular systems. In addition, overeating always slows down the function of all body systems and evokes a feeling of sleepiness. To be on top energy levels, it is recommended to eat  small portions every 3-4 hours.

Habit Five: Caffeine addiction. Many of us start our day with a cup of coffee, but not all of us know that the effects of drinking 4-5 cups of coffee a day are directly opposed to the effects of drinking 1-2 cups. The more coffee you drink, the less energy you have for your daily activities, because coffee stimulates dehydration and makes your body tired of reducing the effects of excessive caffeine. Control your daily consumption of coffee and caffeinated drinks, and try to dink more water.

Habit Six: Chronic pains. This factor is among the most exhausting and killing ones which drains our energy a lot. Chronic pains can be caused by various types of sicknesses, ailments and injuries. These pains are prolonged and sometimes persistent, and they require a lot of patience and willpower to cope with. Very often they cause insomnia, depression, a lack of appetite, self-confidence and physical activities, inability to focus and so on. Certainly, this everything affects our life quality to a great extent! Therefore, chronic pains should be properly treated in order to reduce their energy draining effects.

exhaustedHabit Seven: A lack of fresh air. This factor can cause excessive toxins in your body, allergies, slowed down thyroid function, stresses and dropped down energy levels. Find some time to go out, especially when you get tired or feel lack of energy.

Habit Eight: A lack of sunlight. If your work is connected with lots of thinking, generating various ideas and making various decisions, it can be essential to expose yourself to good amounts of sunlight, which stimulates brainwork and helps to focus. When you wake up in the morning, enjoy the first sunrays which can give signals to your brain about the beginning of a new day. This is a very effective way to reduce energy draining effects since the early morning.

Habit Nine: Unsolved emotional problems. Hate or anger, pity or sadness – all sorts of emotional burden affect our mental condition and drain our energy. It is highly important not to avoid resolving your emotional issues, otherwise your chances to live your life in depressions, exhaustion and emotional imbalances are very high.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

3 Responses to “9 Habits That Drain Our Energy And Time”

  1. Rehab Physical TherapyNo Gravatar Says:

    Bad habits which make us feel worn out and drained of energy

  2. Pete JorgensenNo Gravatar Says:

    Concerning Overeating advice above never attempt to by pass any meals, this merely makes your body retain fats vs. lose that fat.

  3. Ronald HamptonNo Gravatar Says:

    I also used to have problems sleeping all through the night. I switched my workout to yoga in the evening before bed to help get my mind to wind down. The changes it has made for my life and well being have been astronomical. I think the main issue here is to get enough sleep when you can, especially in today’s society, where it seems the term rest is for the wicked has become the mantra. I for one have always been a fan for the good old fashion nap, but in order to do any of this you have to pull yourself away from that internet. The yoga has also helped me with deal with emotional problems and eating correctly.