It’s the middle of winter and you’re probably feeling the need to go hibernate for the next 2 months. Well don't go looking for a bear cave just yet. Focus on why you are feeling exhausted and make small changes to get your energy back and take winter on fearlessly! The following article is going to cover some of the reasons why your energy levels could be slacking, and offer some solutions so you can start to get yourself out of that winter slump.
Omega-3: This has been found to not only help your mental concentration, but also help get you to sleep. Unfortunately, high levels of Omega-6 (found in processed foods) compete with Omega-3 and make it harder for you to function. Try eating seafood or oily fish 3 times a week, and cut back on processed meals – or even try taking supplements if you’re a fish hater.
Screen time: Reducing the time that you spend watching tv, using your phone/tablet or your computer could affect your energy levels as well. The bright light of the screens affects your melatonin levels which will throw off your natural circadian rhythm. This rhythm affects your sleep cycle. Cut back the screen time and get back into a relaxing bedtime routine instead of checking your Instagram feed.
Not using Nutriair: If you aren't using Nutriair Energy, that could be a contributing factor as to why you’re always ready for a nap. This oils in this portable, inhalable device are 100% natural and a great way to get an energy boost when you need it the most.
Stress: You’ll encounter stressful situations every day, but learning how to cope with them in a healthy manner could make all of the difference in the world. Stress affects your adrenaline and cortisol hormone production which, in turn, can affect your digestion, sleep, heart weight and memory. Taking 5 minutes to breathe and regroup could be the difference between getting 4 hours of sleep or 8 hours of sleep.
Winter is a tough time to get through, especially when a long stretch of gray days hit. Recognize what your needs are and tend to them – because you're worth it.