How I Get a Ton of Energy Fast & Beat Fatigue so I Can Focus, Work, Cook, Clean and Do MORE Each Day
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I always find myself asking, why the heck am I so exhausted all the time? In the past I found out I had low levels of vitamin D and iron, so I got that fixed and was great.
But lately, nothing helps the fatigue. It's back and I think it's because I'm overwhelmed. I just lost my mom 7 months ago today to a rare out-of-the-blue diagnoses of cancer, and it still feels like YESTERDAY.
She was so young, vibrant and beautiful... and my life without her carries a lot of grief I bottle up so I can continue on with the housework, my full time job and entrepreneurship, cooking, errands, the kids, the dogs, after school activities... the list goes on, and on. I'm sick and tired of being tired!!
I've Been Struggling
Honestly, the last several months have been a nightmare battling this fatigue, exhaustion and just always feeling super tired. It's hard to work and actually be able to focus to get a project done because all I want to do is crawl back into my bed. I feel like I suck as a parent lately because I don't have energy to do anything fun with the kids, and I am embarrassed to say the last few times they've asked for help with their homework, I sent them to their father.
Dishes keep piling up, housework keeps getting put off for tomorrow... and my work performance is really suffering! I mean it's to the point if someone walked into my house unannounced, I would be mortified for them to see how messy it is because I just don't have the energy to clean it up. My motivation has seemed to have flown out the window a few months ago and it's a real struggle for me just to get the basics done each day.
In fact, I feel like I'm just going through the motions each day, and I do not like that. I guess the best way to describe this feeling is like a brain fog... I don't feel like I have clarity, energy and motivation to LIVE and power on! I just feel kind of hopeless.
Fast Forward to Today
So, I got really serious about my fatigue and exhaustion because I felt it was killing the quality of my life and everyone around me. I have to say, I'm back to feeling absolutely awesome and I'm so excited to be writing this post. I know what it is like to feel like crap all of the time and just want to have ENERGY so you can get things done each day and be productive. Here are some things I've been doing that I think can absolutely help, the first one has been seriously life-changing.
#1 - I Drink 4D and WOAH I Become a New Person!
You guys...I can't do Red Bull or ANY of those kinds of drinks, just no. And I have no interest in any of those health products my Facebook friends promote, you know the one they try to get you to join and sell. It's just not for me.
4D reached out to me a while back and I'm always hesitant to promote any brand unless I try it and see for myself if it works. I've yet to find any drink supplement that tastes good, isn't a hassle to make... or doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Anyway, you know those little flavor packets you can put into water bottles, I had always hoped there was something like that out there that was full of vitamins and other awesome natural ingredients like herbs and supplements but I could never find anything like that. UNTIL NOW, lol!
For me, I've tried many supplements promising energy and nothing works. 2 months ago I spent $45 on a supplement from Amazon that had 20,000 reviews and I was SO excited but it did nothing for me.
When I researched 4D I got really excited because they had great reviews and this drink mix of theirs had 30 awesome ingredients with some really cool benefits for stuff besides energy like focus, immunity, hair, and more. It has Vitamin A, C, D, E, K, B2, B6, B12, and some others I missed. It has Potassium, Aloe Vera Leaf Powder, Maca Root Powder, and lots of others if you look at the photo below. It has zero calories and zero sugar, it's pretty much awesome. They gifted me some of their packets to try out and I am still amazed by the energy it gives me.
I take TWO 16 ounce water bottles, ice and 1 packet of the drink mix and put it in a big cup or bottle. The flavors are seriously awesome, and I don't feel like I'm drinking any kind of supplement.
Tip: I recommend using a lot of water, I use 24-32 ounces minimum for 1 packet + ice. On the package it says just do 16 ounces, but for me it's way too strong tasting. When I add more water, the taste is AMAZING, and has become something I look forward to drinking.
It Works Fast
This has replaced my coffee and Starbucks as I work. Within 10 minutes, I'm not kidding... I start to feel extremely focused. My brain fog lifts, I get so much energy and it lasts all day. I truly feel like when I drink it, it's like I'm just pumping energy into my body. I love that it's clean ingredients and I don't crash in the afternoon.
When I drink this I can focus, work, feel motivated... run errands, clean the house, cook, play with the kids and never feel exhausted! Like I said, I feel like I become a new person once I drink it. I am a customer for LIFE on this and LOVE the ingredients. I've been looking for this all my life it feels like!
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#2 - I Ground Myself
Ok so this might sound strange, but just google "grounding" and you will see what I mean.
A friend of mine sent me a video the other day on YouTube about grounding and how it has all of these amazing health benefits. Oh my goodness, it really works for me.
Each day, I go outside barefoot and put my feet in the grass and let the earth recharge me for about 15-20 minutes. I don't know how it works, maybe it's a placebo effect but it has been life changing for me. Like I said, just do some research on it, it's pretty exciting.
#3 - I Cut Out Processed Foods
Ok so when I eat a bunch of junk, I pay for it later. I have tried to limit the amount of fast food and processed food I consume, and do my best to eat more organic fruits and vegetables, drink more water and just overall look at my diet because it plays a huge role in how I feel. When I get tired, I get lazy and don't feel like cooking or eating healthier. That's when I start grabbing the easy stuff... but that easy stuff just makes my fatigue worse!
#4 - Sleep Less
I'm not sure if this is a thing but, the more I sleep the more tired I am throughout the day. When I actually get on a routine and go to bed at a normal time and wake up when I'm supposed to... I have a lot more energy throughout the day. I always aim for 8 hours of sleep each night and I'm good to go. The second I start letting myself stay up late and sleep in late, or take naps throughout the day... I'm toast!!
#5 - If I Start to Feel Tired
Used to, when I would start to feel tired I would immediately go lay on the couch with a cozy blanket and snuggle up to a show and sleep for 30 minutes to an hour before anyone got home from work/school.
I swear, this made me more tired later and then I would get a second wind late at night and not be able to fall asleep. This was a vicious cycle!
Now, instead of aiming for the couch... I go outside and go for a walk. Just 10-15 minutes of walking in the sunshine literally does so much for me. Or, I'll go ground myself outside and just relax. I also grab some water and hydrate (this is so important!) and the tired feeling leaves and I'm back to work!
Thank You For Reading!
Thank you for reading, I hope this helped you. Remember, I am not a Doctor I am just a blogger sharing my experiences. None of this is meant to take place of medical or professional advice. I would absolutely recommend going to see your Doctor if you can't get your fatigue under control. You could have something going on like low iron or vitamin D levels like I did... and they can seriously help you! Always consult with your Doctor!