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lethargic is a very vast term, we cannot define lethargic in just couple of lines. Mostly it happens to all of us when we feel lethargic and weak, it’s a feeling of having no energy in the body and when you don’t feel like doing any activity and just want to have rest and sleep.

Especially, this feeling appears when you feel sick of being busy all the time in household chores or long hour jobs, your body needs time to relax and get better. In fact, it is a very common symptom of depression which makes you feel sluggish, lazy, tired and stops doing daily activities. Last but not the least, you do not take interest in outdoor activities and prefer to remain alone at home and take a plenty of sleep.

There could be many reasons behind lethargic feeling but its better you consult to your doctor first if you have this symptom for a longer period of time. Second have a look at your daily diet, do your body consuming a right amount of nutrients? You need to have a healthy diet regularly on time. Check your blood pressure because it could be your low and high blood pressure as well. Furthermore, it can be your hormonal imbalances which totally depend on the age and life style. It can also be any stress which keeps you to awake all the time and you can’t take an adequate sleep. Well, these are the common reasons to feel this symptom but it could be more and different. To avoid and cure these symptoms you need to follow these guidelines.

 

  • To avoid being lethargic you need proper exercise on regular basis, go gym or join aerobic, yoga or swimming classes. It will help you to boost your energy level and you will feel good.
  • Drink a lot of water, as dehydration also makes you feel tired, it makes your body lazy and less efficiently.
  • Don’t skip your regular meal especially breakfast, it gives your body the level of energy to work throughout the day.
  • Take a good sleep for at least 8 hours as for prople of every age group, good sleep is vey important.
  • Wake-up early and take a relaxing warm bath.
  • Limit the time of watching TV, mobiles and electronic devices, as prolonged use of these devices leads to loneliness and depression.
  • Take out a good time for yourself and plan to hanging out with friends or have a lovely get-to-gather with friends, as hectic routine can also make you feel tired.
  • Go for yoga as it is a very helpful mind and body relaxing practice which calms you physically and mentally in a very distinct manner.
  • Take a good Spa/massage to get rid of this lethargic feeling.

Well, apart from these guidelines you can also use some useful healthy juices and tea to cope up this lethargic feeling. Like take a glass of lemon/orange juice as it is highly rich in vitamin c and also help you develop a good immunity and helps your to cope with lethargy, grape fruit juice provide high level of energy to keep you healthy and active where as coconut water provides you immense energy and hydration. Chamomile tea is very good for calming tired mind and body and on the other hand tea like basil leaf tea contains very essential ingredients which give you energy to fight against tiredness and fatigue.

Remember that your health and fitness totally depends on your life style.

Being a mother of 2 kids, I can understand how difficult it is, for the mummies to take out time from hectic routine, as the responsibilities and commitments need to be fulfilled on time. But again your health matters a lot, for bringing-up a healthy and happy family, it is necessary for you to remain healthy and happy. So, think about yourself and relax. Kids can be happy and healthy even if your house is not perfectly clean and tidy, but they cannot be happy if their Mum in tired and lethargic. so, for your own and your family’s well-being, it is a must for you to be active, happy and healthy.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. Great article, thanks for sharing. It’s just a timely reminder about how important diet and exercise are on our energy levels – oh and also making sure we’re drinking enough water! I agree with you when you say the housework can wait :)… after all, if Mum’s happy, then everyone is happy! Cheers, Karen http://kdforsman.com

    • Thanks Karen for agreeing. It is also true that defining lethargic symptoms could be very subjective and depends upon circumstances around you. However being a mum self care is important and should be top most priority.

  2. Sarah i completely agree with everything this article states. I found after having my son i became extremely lethargic, it was a mix of lack of sleep and not eating correctly, basically i wasn’t looking after myself the way i should have, which is common for so many mothers.
    I would find myself finding it hard to get out of bed or leave the house, it is so easy to fall into this pattern but again the tips you outlined for overcoming lethargy are absolutely spot on, getting out of the house, exercise, socialising and taking time for yourself are all amazing ways to overcome this!
    Every mum to bee needs to read this amazing article!

    • Thanks for the comments Colleen! indeed so many mothers go through the same phase after having baby, specially first time mothers. I also faced the same problems after my first baby then i realized i have became so lazy and unhealthy. Mother health is very important and necessary otherwise she won’t be able to look after her baby and family. The tips mentioned in this article are quite simple and every woman while mother or single can easily follow to have happy and healthy life.

  3. Great article. I admit that I feel lethargic a lot. I still have 4 children at home. But I know that I don’t take the best care of me and I realize this is important. 2018 I plan to start doing better.

    • Hi Michelle, all mums do feel lethargic on everyday basis because they do work a lot and because of this hard work they ignore their own health and well being. This is the main purpose for writing these articles to keep all super mums motivated so that they can also give sometime to themselves.

  4. One thing I’ve found to be true, time and again, is just how much exercise combats lethargy. LIke many people, I joined a gym in January and have been using it regularly. The amount of energy I have now, vs. anytime last fall, is astonishing. I also feel so much more muscle tone building in my body. I’m hoping I can keep this up and if I decide to slack, I need to immediately remind myself that it’s no fun being lethargic and stuck instead!

    • Hi Penelope, thank you so so much for sharing your views on this important issue, You are absolutely right, exercise and physical activities combats lethargy, it’s not only rest but we need to live a healthy life in order to minimize the effects of lethargy.

      • I can say after another month that my choice to exercise and combat the winter blues has really paid off. I’ve lost some weight and I have SO much more energy.

  5. This article has reminded me how important it is to take a break from it all. I feel lethargic sometimes and will definitely take some time to recharge my batteries. Some self care is in order I think 🙂

    • Hi Lace, thank you so much for your comments. I agree with you, taking some time off, just for our own self is really very important for us to recharge our self with a lot more energy and positivity to do our duties and work.

  6. Hi Sarah,

    Great post! Isn’t it funny that when we get sick or down the same lifestyle changes help us? healthy food, juicing, a bit of fasting, good sleep, exercise, sunshine, fresh air and good relationships. If only we could all stick to the good stuff we would be ok.

    About 10 years ago I was lethargic and a bit depressed and a simple change of cutting out dairy and meat had me feeling great. I love your posts as you tackle real time issues and offer excellent solutions. Keep inspiring us 🙂

    Kev

    • Hi Kevin, thank you so so much for your comments and appreciation. I am glad that you find this article helpful. Thank you so much:)

  7. This really makes me think…am I taking care of myself? And I realize the answer is no….
    I do feel Lethargic (even more today that I’m sick) I really need to pay attention to this. Especially as a mom, our kids depend on us so we must be at the top of our game.
    I will start with drinking more water and excersise…then I will follow with the rest of your great tips.
    I really want to thank you for writing posts that make you rethink what you should be doing for the wellbeing of one self.

    • Hi Anne, I am so thankful to you for your comments and appreciation on this article. We should never neglect ourselves as far as taking care and rest is concerned because as a mother we do work very hard. You are most welcome, looking forward to hear more from you.

  8. Hello there,

    Thank you for the insightful piece.
    I really believe that being lethargic can be overwhelming and it could be prevented.
    There are various ways of ding this and as you mention the physical exercises are just one of the ways of achieving that.

    • Hi Asen, thank you so much for your comments. Lethargic can be very disturbing but can be prevented and that’s what the main purpose of writing these articles, to help as much busy mums as possible to stay fit, healthy and happy.

  9. Hi Sarah,
    Very true what you say in this article. I do feel so tired myself as I’m also a mum of an 11 months old baby. I should sleep more and also reduce my phone time as it consumes a lot of attention away from things that matters most and in return makes me more tired. I also think I should take a relaxing bath.. I hope I won’t pass out in it!

    • Hi Diosa, thank you so much for your comment and appreciation. Being a mum of two, I can very well understand a mum’s like with 11 month old bay. That’s the main reason for me to write these article, to spread awareness about how to prioritize things and how to overcome lethargic and other problems.

  10. This is excellent. I think we have all felt like this at one time or another. I use to have it pretty bad, but its almost related to depression I think as well. Glad to see some helpful tips to use. I have used some of these at it does work. Thank you

    • Hi AJ, thank you so much for your comments, actually it is really vital for all of us to know hoe to overcome our tiredness and lethargic in a very practical way, and that’s what this article is all about.

  11. I saw your title and was all over it because of our youngest daughter. She just turned 18. We’ve worked on most of the things you mentioned; diet, sleep patterns, electronic devices, tv time, exercise, etc. Scary thing is she’s about to join her 5 siblings in “adulthood” as she graduates this June. Hopefully we will still have some influence.
    I’ve noticed that one of the things that invigorates her, just like her parents, is having her favorite music on. Music seems to breathe life into our souls.
    thanks for the info,
    CT

    • Hi CT, thank you so much for sharing your kind views and experience with us. MI am sure your daughter will do great in her future, all the best from my side.

  12. Another great article, Sarah. I’ve been guilty in the past of skipping breakfast. Always in a hurry to get out the door to get to work. I’ve finally conditioned myself to never skip breakfast and feel so much better. I get through my day with more energy and focus. Super information!

    • Hi Tammi, thank you for appreciating this post. Having a know-how about tiredness and lethargy is very important for us especially for super busy Mums, so that, we can ease of the symptoms of this feeling by relaxing ourselves in the best way we can as mentioned in the article:)

  13. Hey Sarah, thanks for all your helpful tips to combat the lethargic states we many times get ourselves into.
    I agree with eating more healthy and attaining more exercise however I think most of us are trying to juggle too many jobs & chores in our lifestyles and have become rather burnt out, losing the work-life balance somewhat.

    I think the most beneficial aid regards taking time out from the conventional grind. Even setting off for a day out once a week, a long walk with plenty of fresh air or simply a change of scenery or activity to which the whole family including the kids can be involved in order to escape the mundane routine.
    Replacing normal duties with something invigorating for a day simply takes your mind off things and puts you in a better place. Works wonders for most of us.
    Simon..

    • Hello Simon, thank you so much for all your appreciation. Tiredness and lethargic is very common and we all experience it in our busy schedule. Easy ways to overcome lethargic is very important for all of us to know and I am sure this post will help all my readers in easing off their lethargy.

    • Hi Amanda, thank you so much for your comments. I think all the mums can relate to this feeling of lethargic, isn’t it. It is very important for us to know the ways to overcome this feeling of tiredness.

  14. Hi Sarah, this is a great article and an important topic. Like most moms, after having my babies I found myself feeling lethargic at times. This only worsened with age. I didn’t think much of it and didn’t look for answers but I wish I did. These are some great ways to help that I wis I had in my time but I am glad you have provided them for mothers now. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Melissa, thank you so much for sharing your comments about lethargic and tiredness. It is very important to take sometime out for rest and relaxation. Tips in these article will help other mums to overcome their tiredness and lethargy.

  15. Your strength is very important in order to focus and function so receiving information like this is very valuable. Thanks for the time to create such informative article. I always look forward to your posts Sarah!

    • Indeed, our own strength is so important to perform our every day duties and for that we all should know the easy ways to overcome lethargy, isn’t it. Thank you Melissa for sharing your views on this post.

  16. Some great pointers here, you are right in saying that too much time on tv, computers or phones can bring on feelings of loneliness especially looking at all the ever-growing social media out there seeing everyone have such a good time, I think its poison myself! Bit of exercise a day and some fruit for me and I feel great! I like to do high intensity interval training for short periods of time it really wakes you up and alerts you

    • Hi Kourtney, thank you for your comments on this post, I really appreciate it. I am glad that you agree with the points mentioned in this article. Actually spending too much time on screen also leads to lethargic and tiredness.

  17. Being a new mother and also working for a behavior treatment program can be very challenging. I find myself more exhausted than ever. I am defiantly lethargic, running around with bags under my eyes and just feeling drained. I wonder if exercise would help wake me up and give me more energy. Thank you for the post.

    • Hi Jessica, being a parent is a blessed and great experience but at the same time it is very tiring also. I am glad that you find this post helpful as a new parent.

  18. I know I have felt lethargic a lot at times. I think it was usually due to lack of food and no sleep. But I know form experience that it can be rough. This was some great info. My wife enjoyed the read as well. Thank you.

    • Hi AJ, thank you so much for your comments. Lack of food and lack of sleep are the most common reasons of lethargic and tiredness. eating healthy and balanced diet, physical activity and good rest is the key to a healthy life.

  19. It really is important to keep yourself fit and healthy, especially when you are looking after young children which is very tiring. You make some good points about diet and nutrition as these are the key factors to good health, and hydration is very important too.
    Getting enough sleep is sometimes hard when you have children but it is crucial to make time to do so because chronic tiredness can lead to all sorts of health issues down the line. I had sleep issues for many years and it ruins your quality of life completely, so I can totally identify with this one.
    Great post Sarah!

    • Thank you Stefanie for sharing your comments here on this post. Taking care of ourselves first is very important as you have said. I am glad that you like this post and find it useful. thanks once again.

  20. Hi Sarah,
    What a fabulous post. Loved you ideas for helping with lethargy. It is so important for mothers to learn to care for themselves as housework just doesn’t do it. All these great suggestions will make one feel so much better and that things aren’t too bad after all.

    • Hi Jill, I am glad you loved this post. You are absolutely right mothers should take care of theirselves, in fact they should take out special time from their hectic routine because their health matters a lot, for bringing-up a healthy and happy family, it is necessary for mothers to remain healthy and happy.

  21. This article is positively spot on! There is nothing more important to our ability to take on the day than a good whole food diet, drinking plenty of water and moderate exercise. Combine this with a good nights rest and anything is possible. Another great article Sarah!

    • Thanks Steven for your appreciation. Indeed, healthy and balanced diet along with some exercise and off course proper intake of water very crucial for our good health, which normally being ignored due to busy routine. My purpose of writing this article was to let reader remind that their health is as important as their work, without a good health it becomes difficult to spend the happy and healthy life.

  22. I have to agree that a whole food diet is so important. It really effects everything we do. I know that is true, because I have experienced problems plenty of times when not doing it. Thanks for sharing.

  23. As a mother of two and grandmother of six, I can say your article was right to the point. Watching my daughter and daughter-in-law do exactly what I did and what you talk to all of us about in your article, which is get lethargic with the children. It was worse for the mothers when they did not work and stayed inside all day with the children. Unless a woman chooses motherhood and homemaking for her career, they can be a lethargic causing set of tasks. I found your remedies to be just right, especially rest and a balanced diet. Keep giving us articles that give good advice!

  24. Hi Sarah, you really offer some great tips here in this post to stop people from feeling lethargic and tired. I guess it also has a lot to do with the times we live in, as we are all constantly wired (even our children) because of TV, computers and all manner of other electrical products buzzing in around us constantly.

    At least if we follow your great tips here on this page then we can start to feel better, especially getting enough sleep, nutrition and exercise. I believe these are the most important and basic 3.

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