If your life is to be enjoyed and not endured, then your days must be enjoyed and not endured. What I’ve noticed about a lot of people is that they go around complaining about how tired they are. Feeling tired all the time is not a normal state, unless of course you’re overexerting yourself physically. Perhaps not sleeping enough, or not eating properly. I am convinced that a lot of fatigue I see is because people are tired mentally, they’re tired emotionally, and their lives make them tired.

If I feel drained, it’s usually because I’ve had a hard workout or I am not eating the right foods. My life does not make me tired and the way I see it, your life should excite you, not drain you.
Fatigue is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Learn to listen to that message. Low energy is poor health. Ask yourself: Do you barely want to get out of bed, or do you want to jump out, feeling rested and excited to be alive? If you are tired of being tired, you can do something about it because most fatigue is lifestyle related.

What I’ve learned about exercise is follow an exercise routine in which there is no routine because whenever something becomes routine, you don’t pay attention to it anymore. I rarely do the same thing twice, which keeps me interested and focused. The following 10 steps are the blueprint for a successful and motivating long lasting workout:

1) Do your exercise right and you don’t have to do as many reps. Correct technique is what makes exercise harder, not necessarily the volume.

2) Do your workout first thing in the morning whenever possible so it doesn’t get canceled at the end of the day.

3) Stay consistent. When you get older, you can’t just take a week off and pick up right where you left off. You have to keep at it. I personally do something every day, even if it’s only for a half hour.

4) Mix it up by performing many different activities such as biking, kayaking,tennis, swimming etc.

5) Keep your mind occupied while working out. Concentrate on your breathing, your heart rate, your technique, or your performance.

6)Breath through your nose, especially when doing cardiovascular exercise. It gets better quality air into your lungs. You will feel refreshed when you’re done, rather than exhausted.

7) With all forms of exercise, pick something you like to do.

8) Make your workout a challenge by setting goals. Keep track of your progress so you can see how far you’ve come and how close you are to your objective.

9) Have a plan for when you exercise because you’ll be more effective this way.

10) If you don’t have a half hour a day or at least an hour three times a week to spend on yourself, you need to reorganize your life. If you don’t have any time for yourself, whose life are you living?

Author's Bio: 

Natalie Diroma is a Certified Fitness Therapist and Certified Tennis Professional/Consultant USPTA-P1 and PTR-P1)for over 20 years.
She is a Conscious Body Coach.
Natalie's resourceful web sites are: www.tennis-mind-training.com and www.nataliediroma.usana.com