Have you felt unable to pull yourself out of the bed, lately? The sun's up, you have millions of things to do which you ACTUALLY want to do. But your body and mind just tells you to hit snooze for a couple of hours more. What do you do?
Tiredness and inability to stick to a routine could be because of a number of things. It could be health issues such as insomnia, anemia, issues with thyroid, and many more. But there is certainly a non-bodily issue that has been increasing the problem of fatigue, manifold, these days.
Are you sleeping enough?
On an average, an adult needs 7 - 9 hours of sleep. Given our daily work routines, we cannot negotiate the time we wake up much. What remains in our our hands in how early we hit the bed and and how peacefully we transition to the world of sleep.
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I use the word transition. The reason is, we all take some time before we actually fall asleep. Some of us take this time to introspect, some would like to read a book, some like to meditate (by far the best option), and I guess most of us like to watch a show or do some social networking on our phone before we fall asleep.
It is this last option that is really very bad. For those of us who have such busy schedules that don't allow even an iota of entertainment throughout the day (not even a face-to-face conversation with a fellow human) we might feel the need to indulge in binge watching some TV series at night or catching up with our friends on the other side of the world for a quick chat.
There is nothing wrong with the intention of doing so except the route we take to connect. The Mobile Phone a.k.a The Smartphone. The smart phone is smart enough to keep us captivated with its cool internet connectivity making us feel so cozy and virtually connected to everyone. Alas! the blue light that is being emitted from your smart device is doing more damage to you than you can fathom.
I found this amazing that does the explaining part much better and is more impactful.
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If we are not transitioning into sleep in a peaceful and quiet manner, then it not only affects our sleep at night but the following day, as well. We need to work at maximum efficiency and optimize. A conscious effort on our part can do wonders to our body and mind.
Meditate, read a book (Kindle is totally fine), just lie down and introspect. Keep you phone at arm's length. If you don't like the idea, just try it out for a couple of days and see if it is working for you. But when you do try it, even for a couple of days, do so with conviction. Following this practice when you don't believe in it, might not really fetch a lot of benefits, as your self-introspection might turn into thoughts of how much you are missing your phone. Not peaceful, at all. It takes great grit and determination. I wish you all the best!
If you have already given this a shot, please share how it went for you. I would be happy to hear your thoughts and experiences.
A content writer and marketer by profession, I have a knack for marketing, technology, and languages. When I am not doing anything related to the above three, you will find me on my spiritual quest. For me life is about continuous learning till the end of days.
My motto: "There is no bigger pleasure than going to bed, everyday, a little bit wiser and happier than you woke up that morning."
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