That kind of funk probably sounds familiar, whether you’re moving in slow-mo or frazzled from juggling work, family, and friends. And, with the energy-sapping holidays ahead, your fatigue-and-crankiness quotient is bound to go up.
Yes, it’s true: Feeling tired not only robs you of productivity and pleasure, it also can make you a real … well, let’s just say the word rhymes with witch. And it’s no wonder women seem more likely than men to crash and get cranky: studies show that they sleep less, stress more, and do more multitasking than men (surprise, surprise).
Want to fight the funk and fatigue? We’ve gathered some twists on those tried-and-true ways to put pep back in your step (like exercising, eating right, and stressing less) along with some tips that might surprise you (like taking a shower or bath before bedtime for a deeper, healthier sleep). So arm yourself for the holidays and beyond with these simple strategies for instant energy. In no time flat, you’ll be catching your second windand then some.