If you're feeling tired and run down, it may be because you're not getting enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night, but many people fall short of this goal. However, it's not too late to make up for lost sleep and improve your energy levels. By following a weekend routine that focuses on sleep, nutrition, and exercise, you can get your energy back on track in just three days.
On the first day, aim to get 10-11 hours of sleep by going to bed at 11 PM and waking up at 10 or 11 AM. To help reduce stress and fatigue, engage in low-intensity physical activity like walking or yoga, and take the time to tidy up your living space. At night, set your alarm for 9-10 hours of sleep.
On the second day, wake up at 8 AM and take the time to plan out your meals for the rest of the week. This will help you save time and avoid eating takeout or skipping meals. Avoid napping if possible, as it can disrupt your circadian rhythm, but if you must, keep it to a maximum of 20-30 minutes before 3 PM. Go for a walk or stretch, and find time to unwind before bed by reading a book or taking a bath. Set your alarm for 11 PM to get a good night's sleep.
On the third day, wake up at 6 or 7 AM depending on your work schedule. If you can, engage in physical activity, as it can help reduce fatigue and improve brain function. However, don't compromise sleep for a workout - it's important to get the recommended amount of rest. At night, aim to go to bed at 11 PM to sync with your circadian rhythm. If you have trouble waking up in the morning, it may be a sign that you need to go to bed earlier.
By following this weekend routine and focusing on sleep, nutrition, and exercise, you can improve your energy levels and feel more refreshed and revitalized. Don't let fatigue and exhaustion hold you back - take control of your energy and feel your best.