10 Ways to Avoid Fatigue and Stop Feeling Tired

If you feel exhausted and overworked, but having sleep won’t help, this is the first sign of overfatigue. The other signs of overfatigue are the lack of concentration and energy, weight loss, anxiety, difficulty completing tasks, a permanent feeling of tiredness. All these symptoms indicate your body is working at the breaking point. Overfatigue leads to depression, nervous breakdown, and even psychological disorders. Besides, it affects your studying and achievements.

Overfatigue is the ultimate stage of tiredness. In fact, it is a clinical disease that requires medical intervention. However, there are effective methods helping to avoid this problem. These 10 tips guarantee you never feel overtired and remain in good mental and physical state.

1. Keep track of your health

People with severe chronic conditions are more prone to overfatigue than healthy people. That is why you need to track your health if you have diabetes, heart diseases, thyroid disease, or any other kind of chronic diseases. If you notice that you become more tired and your general condition gets worse, consult the therapists.

In order to avoid overfatigue, do not forget about proper medication and supplements. If you lack some nutrition elements, your diseases may progress and you start to feel the symptoms of overfatigue.

2. Move your body

Most students spend their days sitting if front of the computer. The level of physical activity is minimal and it leads to unpredictable consequences: you do not waste the energy, but you do not replenish it. With time, you start to feel changes with your health: back pain, headache, and vascular dystonia.

To prevent overfatigue you need to move more. Moving releases endorphins, the hormones of happiness, and reduces a level of cortisol, the hormone of stress. When your muscles work you feel less tensed and can endure more loads, including mental loads.

In order to move, you do not need to go to the gym or engage professionally into sports. It is enough to choose some activity and exercise daily. Moreover, you can just walk around. Walking is one of the most effective though less demanding types of psychical activity. It suits even people with injuries and contraindications to active physical exercises.

3. Practice yoga

Yoga is another type of physical activity that helps to keep the body strong and your mind clear. Practicing yoga a couple times a week, you feel more confident and energetic. You start to discover some new means to get inspired and find new sources of creativity. Being a slow and less intensive practice, yoga also helps calm down and balance the hormone level in your body.

4. Do not forget about water

Dehydration is one of the problems leading to overfatigue. Most students drink a lot of coffee and tea, energetic drinks and soda. None of these drinks fills your organism with water, though. Tea and coffee even cause dehydration. To renew the water balance after drinking a cup of coffee, you need to drink two cups of water. An adult should drink about 0.5 gallons of water daily. It should be pure water, other drinks are not included.

5. Eat properly

Not to get over exhausted, you should eat healthily. Students prefer fast food. This food lacks most of the required elements and vitamins. Make sure that you eat enough products containing vitamin B, magnesium, iron, fiber, beta carotene, omega 3 acids. Avoid trans-fats and sweetened food.

6. Nuts, fish, and avocado

You need to include three products into your daily ration if you want to avoid overfatigue: nuts, fish, and avocado. These products affect your mental reaction, making you more concentrated and vigorous. Moreover, if you do not have a possibility to eat these products daily, you can replace them with fish oil.

7. Go to sleep early

Mainly, students prefer to go to sleep late in the evening. They spend evening nights trying to cope with their assignments or just having fun with their friends. If you do not want to feel tired all the time, you need to take a rule of going to bed early. A full night sleep is the best way to reduce stress level and prepare yourself for a long working day.

8. Sleep not less than 6 hours a day

If you sleep less than 6 hours a day, overfatigue is inevitable. You need to restore energy and sleep is the best way to do that. Moreover, you need to accumulate energy so you can use it during the daytime. That is why 4 or 5 hours to sleep is not enough. An average time for daily sleep is 8 hours. However, time depends on you. For example, people with low blood pressure need more time to have rest. Make sure that you take into consideration the peculiarities of your body.

9. Have naps during a day

Your body needs to have a rest during a day. Taking 10-minutes naps or just having a 10-minutes rest helps you feel better and get back your concentration. When you have naps during a day, the energy crisis (the main reason of overfatigue) will not become a problem for you.

10. Use color therapy

Pay attention to the color of a room where you spend most of the time. Colors surrounding us have a great impact on our mental state. For example, red is an aggressive color and it sharpens our feelings and perception. Blue color has a calming effect and it is perfect for a bedroom. The best decision for your working place is green or orange. If you are tensed all the time, choose the green color. If you feel that you need some energy back to your working, choose the orange color.

Prevent overfatigue by all means. When you lead your body to this state, you can no longer study and pay enough attention to your classes. You start to recover yourself from these mental injuries, using your body energy and your resource. This is a long-time process, but you can avoid this process beating the overfatigue with our tips. Stay healthy!


  • It is funny how when we are busy, we forget the essential thing that keep us alive. Eating and drinking enough are something that I know I could do better with. I've also been interested in giving yoga a try, do you have any tips for finding a really great teacher? Thank you for all of the helpful tips, hopefully I will be able to give myself some more energy!
    • María
      Hi! I suppose that by now you've practiced a lot of yoga, but maybe this still is useful to you. I use an app called Track Yoga (it's in Google Play as I own an Android phone, but I do not know if the same app works in iOS). It has a lot of different yoga classes and when I was a begginer it helped me a lot. Good luck!
  • Anonymous
    Hi, just to clarify a misconception found in this article. Being an Indian myself, I am fully aware that Indian food is not considered unhealthy, nor is Indian food fast food. I don't mean any harm, because I love all your articles, but I just wished to point out that one misconception written here. Please do rectify this as soon as you can to avoid giving people the wrong idea about certain culturally specific foods! Thank you :)
    • Hey, thanks for reminding! I have amended the article and would also tell the contributor who wrote this article about it! x
  • Hello Sabrina, Now days, it is difficult to control our self from fast food. Also, people don’t have sufficient time to do proper exercise. But I am doing exercise daily and take proper nutrition to become fit and healthy. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing blog.
    • Especially with fast food being everywhere, it is really a huge temptations for us to get back into the unhealthy lifestyle. But having a goal to get healthy in 2017 is definitely a good start :)

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