Soooo tired, how can I perk up?
October 5, 2007 12:37 PM Subscribe
I'm exhausted... how can I management my energy better during the day? What techniques can I experiment with?
posted by Tommy Gnosis to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So, I have a 55 mile one-way commute to work, get up at 6:00am or so, get to work by 9-9:30am, and I usually leave work at 8:30 and get home by 10:00pm. Whew. Since starting this job six months ago, I don't have time to work out but 1-2x per week (which usually entails arriving late), and my energy consistently leaves me between 2 and 4pm during the day. I normally get a second wind at 5, which keeps me productive until about 8 or so, but my day is all screwed up. Obviously I have no life during the week, which is fine, but I am not sure what I can do about how to manage my energy better and avoid late morning and mid afternoon crashes.
Can any of you offer any advice with regard to exercise, sleep, quantity/frequency of meals to help manage this? I'm not really sure what I can do. As it's a suit and tie job, I don't want to leave for the gym every 2pm, get sweaty and come back to work all disheveled, but I'm afraid that might be my best option.
Thanks in advance for the help?