I feel like as soon as I get home from school, all I want to do is go to sleep. I take a nap, and by the time I get up, eat and do my homework, I’m ready to go back to sleep. Even after I get a good night of sleep, I still feel tired. It feels like I have to drag myself everywhere, and on the nights that I do have something to do—like drama and debate club—I’m really wiped out. Why am I so tired?
I also think setting a good sleep schedule, (turn off electronics, set a bed time, get into a routine) can be very helpful.
I definitely agree that getting a complete physical and lab workout is a great starting point to rule out any medical concerns, hormonal imbalances or nutritional deficiencies. Creating good sleep hygiene (thermostat no higher than 70 degrees, no electronics, a peaceful and comfortable place for sleeping, etc). I would also suggest keeping a journal of your day that would include what you eat, physical activity, number of hours slept and notes about what went on in your day. You may find a connection to your fatigue and your daily activities, diet and stressors. Before going to sleep, try drinking warm milk, mindfulness, reading or coloring to help you settle down.
Are you overworking yourself? This is an important question to ask yourself. Overworking yourself either physically or mentally can leave you feeling exhausted, even early in the day. In any regard, you should go see a doctor, as fatigue and tiredness are symptoms of many psychological disorders that need attention. A doctor’s evaluation will get to the bottom of your issue and help you feel better moving forward!
One of the best ways to renew creativity – as well as avoid depression – is to have some ‘me’ time. ‘Me Time’ is definitely an activity everyone else should feel inspired to simply take before they become depressed or stressed. Me personally time can be needed if it is an hour, a day or perhaps a week-end, which would be ideal. You can read a book, listen to a whole cd album without interruption), and get pampered or whatever else comes to mind. Some quality time can be spent doing many things, just remember it’s your time, which you can spend however you want. Obtaining the opportunity to spend some time in a way that brings you satisfaction could be a perfect weekend. However, occasionally you are unable to embark on that journey. Consequently, you need to be creative with the plain things that are available. For example, hoping in your car and driving around your town; maybe a specific area you haven’t visited. Treat your self to a play and/or dinner; get for a walk in the park. There are countless choices and you may find something you love invest the the time to explore. This guide could also help you decide how much ‘me’ time you need.