- Get more sunlight. Go outside when the sun is out and open your windows to let more sunlight in!
- Go outside without sunglasses sometimes (or just take them off for a couple minutes and put them back on). Why? Because your bodies’ “sunlight notifications” are triggered when sunlight hits your eyes and they tell your body “Wake up!”.
- Move. It may be hard to motivate yourself to get up while you’re tired but laying for a long time will lower your blood pressure and make you feel even more tired. It doesn’t need to be strenuous exercise, even walking for five minutes is better than laying.
- Eat more vegetables and fruit. Vitamin deficiency can make you feel tired!
- Drink more water. Dehydration can make you feel tired, too.
- Stretch in bed before you get up in the morning.
- A cold shower will most likely wake you up!
- Ask yourself if you really get enough sleep at night. Depending on your age and individual situation, you need 6-9 hours of sleep. Write down how many hours of sleep you get each night for a week and how sleepy you felt the next day: Do you notice any patterns? Maybe you’ll find out you should go to bed a hour earlier or you may notice you feel groggy after too many hours of dozing on the weekend.
Note: If you feel tired everyday and/or are too tired to participate in everyday activities for no known reason, please talk to a doctor. It could be a symptom of a physical or mental illness!
Sleeping next to someone, not with someone, is perhaps the most intimate you will ever be with another human. In sleep, we are completely defenseless. We are soft and supple and childlike. Our hard exteriors falls away when the sand hits our eyes. The way you sleep, with your face softened and your arms wrapped around my waist, is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I am not an artist, but I may become one just so that I can capture that moment.
Concept: we’re in a tent, and it’s raining really hard outside. There’s a chill in the air but we share a sleeping bag and snuggle up together to stay warm. The sounds of the wind, the rain, and your soft breathing lull me into a peaceful sleep; and I’ve never felt so lucky