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Sept. 21, 2022

The Five Reasons You Might Be Exhausted (And How to Fix Them)

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If you're feeling exhausted and struggling to find ways to reduce stress and live a healthier lifestyle, this episode is for you. You'll learn the five reasons why you might be exhausted and how to get the balance, peace, and rest you need.

The story is about a person who is struggling with exhaustion. They go through five different reasons why someone might be exhausted and how to address each one. The first reason is not getting good quality REM sleep. The second reason is stress. The third reason is dietary imbalances. The fourth reason is consuming too much caffeine. The fifth reason is having a sedentary lifestyle.

Here are the steps you need to follow to also get balance, peace, and rest.:
1. Not getting good quality REM sleep
2. Having too much stress
3. Having dietary imbalances

1. Not getting good quality REM sleep
The first step in the process is to make sure that you are getting good quality REM sleep. This means that you need to be sure that you are getting enough sleep and that it is of good quality. One way to do this is to track your sleep with an app like Apple Watch or Galaxy Watch. This will help you to see how much deep sleep you are getting and to make sure that you are getting the proper amount of REM sleep. Another way to ensure that you are getting good quality REM sleep is to reduce stress in your life. This can be done by practicing meditation or using an app like Headspace or Calm. Reducing stress will help you to fall asleep more easily and to get better quality sleep. finally, make sure that you are not consuming too much caffeine. This can interfere with your ability to fall asleep and to get good quality sleep. If you find that you are relying on caffeine to get through the day, try to cut back gradually so that you can reduce your dependence on it.

One of the best ways to improve your sleep quality is to get regular exercise. Exercise helps to regulate your body's natural sleep-wake cycle and can also help to reduce stress levels. aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. This can be something as simple as a brisk walk or a light jog. If you are not used to exercising, start slowly and gradually increase the amount that you do. You can also try to break up your exercise into smaller chunks of time throughout the day. For example, you could take a 10-minute walk in the morning, a 20-minute walk at lunchtime, and a 30-minute walk in the evening.

It is important to follow a regular sleep schedule as much as possible. This means going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, even on weekends. Doing this will help to regulate your body's natural sleep-wake cycle. If you find it difficult to stick to a regular sleep schedule, try setting an alarm for bedtime and waking up at the same time each day. This will help to train your body to sleep at the same time each day. You can also try to create a relaxing bedtime routine to help you wind down before sleep. This could include reading a book or taking a warm bath.

2. Having too much stress
If you're feeling exhausted, one of the first things you should look at is your stress levels. Too much stress can lead to problems with sleep, which can then lead to fatigue during the day. Try to find ways to manage your stress, whether that means meditating, using a relaxation app, or spending time with friends and family. You should also look at your diet and see if you're consuming too much caffeine or not getting enough of certain nutrients. If you are, that could be contributing to your exhaustion. Finally, make sure you're getting enough exercise. A sedentary lifestyle can also lead to fatigue, so getting up and moving around will help you feel more energized.

If you're still feeling exhausted after taking a look at your stress levels and making some changes, it might be time to see a doctor. Exhaustion can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, so it's important to rule that out. Your doctor will likely ask you about your symptoms and how long you've been experiencing them. They may also order some blood tests to check for things like anemia or thyroid problems. Once they've ruled out any medical conditions, they can help you figure out what else might be causing your fatigue.

3. Having dietary imbalances
In order to get good quality REM sleep, it is important to practice stress-relieving activities and to have a balanced diet. Consuming too much caffeine can inhibit the receptors in your brain that tell you that you are tired, so it is important to limit caffeine intake. Finally, it is important to get regular physical activity to help deplete your physical energy reserves.

It is also important to get enough of the right nutrients in your diet. A lack of certain vitamins and minerals can lead to restless nights and poor sleep quality. For example, magnesium is known as the acceleration mineral and can be found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Getting enough magnesium can help reduce anxiety and promote restful sleep. Additionally, it is important to limit your intake of sugar and processed foods. These foods can cause spikes in blood sugar levels, which can lead to restless nights. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure you are getting the nutrients you need for good sleep.

If you are feeling exhausted, it is important to look at your stress levels, diet, caffeine intake, and physical activity levels. All of these factors can contribute to exhaustion and by making changes in these areas, you can improve your quality of life.

I'd love to hear how you apply these to help you get balance, peace, and rest! Leave me a comment on how it went for you or drop any questions you want me to answer!