by Sharon Jones

Are you feeling more tired than usual? Perhaps lately you’re struggling to muster up the energy to do the things you would usually do. Maybe you’re struggling to get into the flow, to stay focused, or just don’t feel like yourself in general. Whatever’s going on, there may be a few reasons you feel this way. Below, you’ll find 4 reasons you feel lethargic. Take a look:

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

The most obvious reason you feel this way may be because you’re not getting enough sleep. As we wake up multiple times during the night, and it can take some time to drop off, it’s normal to actually end up having less sleep than you intended. Going to bed even half an hour earlier could make a big difference. You just need to remain consistent, even on weekends. 

You’re Not Active Enough 

It might sound counter intuitive, but upping your activity could actually help you to gain more energy in the long run. The more active you are, the more energy you tend to create. 

You Have An Underlying Medical Condition

You can’t rule out an underlying medical condition. Mental health conditions such as depression can be the cause, and even thyroid conditions. You should see a doctor to rule these things out. 

You Need More Vitamins And Minerals

You could be lacking in vitamins and minerals, such as iron and B12. While a good diet can help you to get a lot of these, you can also take supplements (again, this should be discussed with your doctor). Starting the day with a healthy vegetable juice could be just what you need to get more into your diet! 

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