4) YOU’RE CONSTANTLY STRESSED ON SOME LEVEL.
This is a big one. If you are always on the go and never take time for quiet mindfulness, you are probably going to wipe yourself out to the point where not even a good night of sleep feels like enough to reduce your exhaustion. And coffee can only serve as an exhaustion band-aid for so long. Eventually, even the strongest cold brew won’t be enough to perk you up. It’s called adrenal fatigue. It is caused by chronic stress, overexercising, poor diet, too little sleep—essentially just general neglect of the body’s balance. It is believed to afflict a massive percentage of our population. Your adrenal glands are responsible for releasing around 50 different hormones, so problems with your adrenals can cause imbalance throughout the body. If you are concerned, contact a trusted professional to help you adjust your diet, lifestyle and stress levels so that you can allow your body to recuperate.
5) YOUR GUT CRITTERS ARE DISPLEASED.
Believe it or not, an imbalance in your microbiome can actually cause you to be inexplicably tired. And why not? They exert control over our weight, our moods and our fitness. For instance, an overgrowth of yeast in the gut (from a sugary diet) can oftentimes result in brain fog and general fatigue.
6) YOU’RE NOT MOVING ENOUGH.
If you live a sedentary lifestyle—you work at a desk, you watch a lot of television, you rarely exercise—you may actually begin to feel more tired. Energy creates energy, so if you aren’t feeding your body any energy through movement then your body will pay you back with tiredness and sluggishness. Do yourself a favor and take a brisk walk outside every morning.
Take extra care, eat well, meditate, ditch caffeine. Give your body what it needs to become balanced and energized again."