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16 Truly Amazing Places For Girls’ Getaways

16 Truly Amazing Places For Girls’ Getaways

When was the last time you picked up the phone and spoke hours endlessly with your best friends without bothering about the food in the oven, clothes in the laundry or errands to run for? When was the last time you had pyjama parties, sleepovers, fun hair styling, nail art sessions or just some endless girly gossip without the phone ringing, baby crying or chores at office? Quite some time, I suppose? If the answer to these questions is a hustled long time back, you need a break woman! So find your place under the sun with these 16 best places in the world that you need to go to only with your girls!

1. Goa, India: Asian Tan!

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    Undoubtedly a paradise for tourists as well as for the people in India. This is the party capital of Asia.

    Why it is best for a girls trip :

    • It’s perfect to unwind yourself to some exotic spa sessions, a perfect tan on the hippie beaches, scrumptious sea-food, funny artifacts and junk jewelry at a very reasonable price.
    • Just take a walk at midnight alongside the famous shacks or take a bike and scurry the entire city.
    • Goa is a must girly-trip and a getaway that won’t go very heavy on your pocket approximately, around 130 to 190 US dollars for 4 days (accommodation and overall budget-airfare ruled out).

    2. Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean: Nature Beckons!

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      Precious stones, wilderness and exotic spices. Isn’t that a little bit of a girly thing? Welcome to Sri Lanka, smothered by the Indian Ocean, sandy blue water and endless coconut groves.

      Why it is best for a girls trip :

      • Imagine yourself in the rain forest, watching the birds chirp, sipping the coconut water, doing your cobra pose or reading a book.
      • Interested in Buddhism and want to dig more in it? Visit some Buddhist statues and revel in the glory.
      • Again a trip that will go easy in your pocket. Very close to the tip of India, the prices are as low as they can get more or less like Goa.

      3. Tokyo, Japan: Get Catty!

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        There is plenty to see, go and do, so the girl gang must be prepared.

        Why it is best for a girls trip :

        • Nothing pleases girls like flowers and cherry blossom season is the best to see during the spring.
        • Meiji Shrine, Shibuya is a relaxing oasis in busy Tokyo and is a must see for the pious ones to see traditional weddings there.
        • Cat Cafe Nekorobi is another cozy place. Girls who love pets but can’t keep them, who want to pet a cat or simply have a cup of tea in a tranquil place may love to come to this unconventional cafe.
        • You can easily spend a week in Tokyo for less than 700 US dollars and that includes hotel, food and sightseeing.

        4.Paris, France: Style and Oomph!

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          They say Paris is always a good time. No season is best for Paris, in fact all seasons are better than the best.

          Why it is best for a girls trip :

          • This is an ideal place to catch on some girly shopping in one of the fashion districts of the world, you can splurge on all your Gucci’s, Prada’s and Louis Vuittons here.
          • Crazy about getting yourself a portrait or a sketch? Visit Sacre Couer to see a bevy of French artists making you one in less than an hour.
          • Get your wild side on and visit Moulin Rouge or Pigalle street where you revisit your bachelorette days.
          • Or just roam the streets gazing into the Eiffel Tower from each corner and gauge the lovely Parisian life.

          Booking several months ahead of your trip to Paris is crucial if you want to secure a good fare, especially if you’re traveling from overseas. Try bunking up in a hostel or dorm to save up for the exquisite shopping and chardonnay. Stay for 3 days itself can cost you around 700 to 900 US dollars.

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          5. Barcelona, Spain: Pubs, Paellas and Shake-a-Leg!

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            The place to hoard up Paella and Tapas, welcome to the party capital of Europe, Barcelona.

            Why it is best for a girls trip :

            • Apart from gazing at Gaudi’s famous sculptures, the lovely castles and basilicas, you can put your dancing shoes on and see(and learn) the famous Flamenco dance and of course the pubs like Opium are to die for.
            • Park Guell is a not-to-be-missed way to spend a sunny afternoon, skint or not.
            • For the chocolate lover in all of you girls here is your chance to see everything from the Sagrada Familia to Disney characters made entirely out of chocolate in the Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum).
            • During the summer months the Parc de la Ciutadella also hosts to a programme of free jazz concerts.

            If you are on a budget then consider a hostel rather than a hotel and you typically could save around 30% on your accommodation in comparison to a hotel with similar facilities. The weekend could touch around 1000 US dollars.

            6. St. Lucia, Caribbean Sea: Sun and Sand.

              What could be better than a girly escape to the Caribbean? Exotic and delightful, this is one power packed holiday.

              Why it is best for a girls trip :

              • Free from the shackles of noisy night life and party atmosphere.
              • Places like the Landing which has a girlfriends’ package that includes a two-bedroom suite, massages, a private cooking class, a one-hour sailing lesson and unlimited sailboat rental, is rejuvenating.

              St. Lucia could cost you somewhere between 700 to 900 US dollars for hotel, food and other expenses.

              7. Union Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Kite-surfing!

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                Yes it is blue and it is in the Caribbean but why the fuss?

                Why it is best for a girls trip :

                • It is the best place on the map to learn kite surfing. The spot features a beautiful lagoon with shallow areas and very flat water to practice for your best tricks. There’s also a nice slider and the clearest water you will ever see in your life.
                • If you decide to have a break from kite boarding or simply want to take your non-kiter partner around, Union island has a full range of attractions to offer from boat trips to the Tobago cays, diving trips, island hikes and much more.
                • The Full Moon Party on Union Island is one of the hottest events in the South Caribbean featuring a light and kite surfing show under the moonlight.

                Like St. Lucia, the prices are somewhere in between 700 to 900 US dollars roughly.

                8. Mumbai, India: Madness and Mayhem!

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                  Mumbai is the most populous city in India and fourth populous place of the world. It is one of the must see places in India.

                  Why it is best for a girls trip :

                  • If you want to see the buzzing crowded life and flea markets, and eat Indian street foods, this is the place to be.
                  • Forget about watching your weight as you step in Mumbai’s tasty chowpatty and junk food. Feast on the Indian snacks like Pav Bhaji, Samosas and Vada Pavs.
                  • Switch on your pious side on by visiting the Siddhivinayak temple, the Haji Ali and Mount Mary Church. Visit the gateway of India and the Marine Drive to see the city life.
                  • Travel the Mumbai local trains and see the maddening crowd.
                  • Splurge your inner shopper and buy all the accessories and Indian wear from the Pali Hill and Bandra.

                  Mumbai is worth every moolah you spend and the money involved in booking the tickets is way within your reach. Like Goa, Mumbai can easily be covered in 130 to 190 US dollars.

                  9. Ibiza, Spain: Parties and Grandeur!

                    Parties and nightlife have certainly been the main Ibiza attractions but there’s just more to it.

                    Why it is best for a girls trip :

                    • Between Ibiza Town and San Antonio is the world’s largest nightclub, Privilege with a capacity of 10,000 revelers.
                    • Try hiking, horseback riding and shopping in these regions.
                    • Another popular thing to do in Ibiza is to spend the day on a “round the island” ferry that operates on regular schedules throughout the peak season.
                    • To get in a little history, spend an afternoon exploring the maze of narrow cobbled streets and alleys in the ancient Dalt Vila of Ibiza.

                    For a trip of 5 days you can spend between 900 to 1200 US Dollars so Ibiza is not the cheapest destination you can plan for a girls gang up, but it is worth it.

                    10. Milan, Italy: Shopping and Showrooms!

                      Milan, the capital of style and shopping of the whole world. Where Dolces and Armanis come together to create magic and Prada and Versace revel.

                      Why it is best for a girls trip :

                      • Shopping is a therapy especially when you do it with your best friends in the best shopping destination in the world. Mind you Milan doesn’t necessarily mean sky rocketing prices and unaffordable brands. It seems an oxymoron but the spaces of D Magazine Outlet at 44, Via Manzoni tell you this. Clothing is stored in alphabetical order, from A for Armani to V for Versace at a 50% discount. Go for some vintage shopping at Navigli.
                      • Then come the delicious Gelatos. Make sure you overindulge in them with your girlies.

                      A trip to Milan would cost you nothing short of 1200 US Dollars for 3 days.

                      11. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Burj and Bedazzled!

                        Plan Dubai with your pals when you are sick of the snow in late January or early February and are longing to see the sun.

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                        Why it is best for a girls trip :

                        • A perfect getaway for beaches, deserts and sub-urban life, Dubai rates high on this list.
                        • Get your sunny side up with luxurious spas and the serene man-made beaches.
                        • Whether it is being on the highest building in the world, peeking into the Palm islands, lazing away a day at the Wild Wadi national park or just strolling around the Dubai Mall, Dubai is a must escape to get some winter sun with your best friends.

                        Much cheaper than the Caribbean, a trip would not cost you more than 400 US dollars for 3 days.

                        12. Montreal & Vancouver, Canada: Niagara with Nature!

                          Montreal is a city of juxtaposition where the familiar sounds of English intermingle with the foreign buzz of French.

                          Why it is best for a girls trip :

                          • Green pastures and the distinct red-soil cliffs make Prince Edward Island a great destination.
                          • Go to the Rideau canal, the longest skating rink in the world when it freezes is a must see.
                          • Churchill in Manitoba is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of an Aurora Borealis or Northern-Lights (sightings from late November through to late March).
                          • In Vancouver you can enjoy the city’s nightlife, ski at Whistler and go whale-watching along the coast. Camping, hiking and boating are also things you can do when in town.
                          • Venture outdoors and see some real wildlife in Vancouver.
                          • Rated as the most romantic places in the world, Niagara Falls is also a popular place to get married, competing with Las Vegas for the favorite wedding destinations.

                          Canada will not go heavy on your pocket nor will it be astonishingly cheap. Around 500 to 800 US dollars for 3 days is a best bet.

                          13. Las Vegas, USA: Nasty and Night prowling!

                            People go to Las Vegas for best known reasons but a girls’ trip is a must at least once in your lifetime.

                            Why it is best for a girls trip :

                            • Virtually every girl gang visitor to Las Vegas will stroll The Strip, catch the dancing fountain show at Bellagio, the erupting volcano at the Mirage or the animated statues at Caesars Palace.
                            • Go and crane your necks to look up at the city’s own “Eiffel Tower”.
                            • Vegas is well known for its poker sharks, go catch a glimpse.
                            • See the intimate sommelier-led wine classes or cocktail mixology school or weird Man vs Food-style eating competitions. In short, go to Vegas for the obvious reasons: to go wild!

                            Much like Canada, Vegas would cost you a good 500 to 800 US dollars or even more in case you plan at the last minute!

                            14. Miami, USA: Spas and De-stress!

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                              Miami is no place to go with a small amount of money but the experience you get is rich.

                              Why it is best for a girls trip :

                              • Go snorkeling or the wild booze cruise.
                              • Amazing beaches, beautiful architecture and the tropical weather are a winning combination.
                              • You get a lot to eat from Empanada, Cuban sandwich, Palomilla Steak, Arroz con pollo, Paella and Cevice to Plantains. And a wide range of Mojitos and exotic cocktails.
                              • Coming to Miami for some rest? Kick back, unwind and indulge in a massage, body scrub or Ayurvedic facial. Miami is a haven for the spa–longer girls and a fun way to de stress yourselves together.

                              Again a good deal if you can see and experience everything in fewer than 1200 US dollars.

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                              15. London, United Kingdom: Luxury and Lip Smacking Food!

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                                The right question would be why not London? London is the best people-watching city in the world.

                                Why it is best for a girls trip :

                                • The usual tourist staples, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch, Big Ben, the iconic red double-decker bus are a must with your girlies.
                                • One of the best places to shop and dress up in the world, it’s the perfect excuse for ladies to splurge on a new frock and put on some red lipstick.
                                • Love the Brit accent and English breakfast? You are in haven for sure. Don’t miss the sinful desserts like silver three-tired tray bursting with finger sandwiches, scones and sweets all accompanied by clotted cream and jam.

                                A city known for its sky touching expenses, London is best to be planned well ahead of travel. If you have a friend or relatives at London, ask if they can have you guys over or offer their place. Trust that you can spend no less than 1200 US dollars for this exotic getaway .

                                16. Santorini, Greece: Sun tans and Summer cooking!

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                                  Getaway to Greece with your gushy girls. Sounds apt doesn’t it? A greek vacation is the most distressing vacation you can enjoy with your pals.

                                  Why it is best for a girls trip :

                                  • Sun tans, spas, sands and sounds of waves at Santorini, Athens, Crete and Rhodes.
                                  • Take a splash in one of the cleanest and virgin beaches in the world. Feast on Greek cheese and the lovely salads.
                                  • Some companies offering a woman’s trip to Greece do so just once or twice a year, usually in the shoulder seasons of May-June and September-October, so you may have a great chance but do check on the web. Sights and Soul trips for women always include some fun cooking activities and their trip to Greece is no exception. Some trips offer plenty of opportunities to explore outdoor Greece while still providing nice accommodations and indulgent food on their Greek Island hopping tour for women.

                                  A Greek getaway would cost you somewhere between 400 to 700 US dollars roughly.

                                  Whether you are 18, 30 or 45, a time to unwind yourself with your girlfriends is always a good idea. Far from the madding responsibilities of family, kids, office, laundry, grocery, there are places in the world you need to go out and venture. So take your time, go into the fun where parties and popsicles await you and so does the sun. When you can chat limitless and splurge all your moolah, where you can gaze into the paintings and gauge the artwork. Where beaches come to play at your back door, where waves don’t get on nerves and the soft sands help you to explore. Where the leaves rustle and nature beckons you, where wine glasses are longed for and desserts are to be indulged. Where life calls you sometimes so that you can have your girly time, the times that you forgot to have fun, the times that you said to your husband, “You go ahead, I am fine“.

                                  Featured photo credit: Young girl with a bag goes on the road via shutterstock.com

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                                  Published on November 14, 2018

                                  Why You Suffer from Constant Fatigue and How to Deal with It

                                  Why You Suffer from Constant Fatigue and How to Deal with It

                                  With our busy, always on lives, it seems that more and more of us are facing constant tiredness and fatigue on a regular basis.

                                  For many people, they just take this in their stride as part of modern life, but for others the impact can be crippling and can have a serious effect on their sense of wellbeing, health and productivity.

                                  In this article, I’ll share some of the most common causes of constant tiredness and fatigue and give you some guidance and action steps you can take to overcome some of the symptoms of fatigue.

                                  Why Am I Feeling Fatigued?

                                  Fatigue is extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.  It is a reduction in the efficiency of a muscle or organ after prolonged activity.[1]

                                  It can affect anyone, and most adults will experience fatigue at some point in their life. 

                                  For many people, fatigue is caused by a combination of lifestyle, social, psychological and general wellbeing issues rather than an underlying medical condition.

                                  Although fatigue is sometimes described as tiredness, it is different to just feeling tired or sleepy. Everyone feels tired at some point, but this is usually resolved with a nap or a few nights of good sleep. Someone who is sleepy may also feel temporarily refreshed after exercising. If you are getting enough sleep, good nutrition and exercising regularly but still find it hard to perform, concentrate or be motivated at your normal levels, you may be experiencing a level of fatigue that needs further investigation. 

                                  Symptoms of Fatigue

                                  Fatigue can cause a vast range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms including:

                                  • chronic tiredness, exhaustion or sleepiness
                                  • mental blocks
                                  • lack of motivation
                                  • headache
                                  • dizziness
                                  • muscle weakness
                                  • slowed reflexes and responses
                                  • impaired decision-making and judgement
                                  • moodiness, such as irritability
                                  • impaired hand-to-eye coordination
                                  • reduced immune system function
                                  • blurry vision
                                  • short-term memory problems
                                  • poor concentration
                                  • reduced ability to pay attention to the situation at hand

                                  Causes of Fatigue

                                  The wide range of causes that can trigger fatigue include:

                                  • Medical causes: Constant exhaustion, tiredness and fatigue may be a sign of an underlying illness, such as a thyroid disorder, heart disease, anemia or diabetes.
                                  • Lifestyle-related causes: Being overweight and a lack of regular exercise can lead to feelings of fatigue.  Lack of sleep and overcommitting can also create feelings of excessive tiredness and fatigue.
                                  • Workplace-related causes: Workplace and financial stress in a variety of forms can lead to feelings of fatigue.
                                  • Emotional concerns and stress: Fatigue is a common symptom of mental health problems, such as depression and grief, and may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms, including irritability and lack of motivation.

                                  Fatigue can also be caused by a number of factors working in combination.

                                  Medical Causes of Fatigue

                                  If you have made lifestyle changes to increase your energy and still feel exhausted and fatigued, it may be time to seek guidance from your doctor.

                                  Here are a few examples of illnesses that can cause ongoing fatigue. Seek medical advice if you suspect you have a health problem:

                                  Anemia

                                  Anemia is a condition in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. It is a common cause of fatigue in women.

                                  Having anemia may make you feel tired and weak.

                                  There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe.[2]

                                  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

                                  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition that can cause persistent, unexplained fatigue that interferes with daily activities for more than six months.

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                                  This is a chronic condition with no one-size-fits-all treatment, but lifestyle changes can often help ease some symptoms of fatigue.[3]

                                  Diabetes

                                  Diabetes can cause fatigue with either high or low blood sugars. When your sugars are high, they remain in the bloodstream instead of being used for energy, which makes you feel fatigued. Low blood sugar (glucose) means you may not have enough fuel for energy, also causing fatigue.[4]

                                  Sleep Apnea

                                  Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder where sufferers briefly stop breathing for short periods during sleep. Most people are not aware this is happening, but it can cause loud snoring, and daytime fatigue.

                                  Being overweight, smoking, and drinking alcohol can all worsen the symptoms of sleep apnea.[5]

                                  Thyroid disease

                                  An underactive thyroid gland means you have too little thyroid hormone (thyroxine) in your body. This makes you feel tired and you could also put on weight and have aching muscles and dry skin.[6]

                                  Common lifestyle factors that can cause fatigue include:

                                  • Lack of sleep
                                  • Too much sleep 
                                  • Alcohol and drugs 
                                  • Sleep disturbances 
                                  • Lack of regular exercise and sedentary behaviour 
                                  • Poor diet 

                                  Common workplace issues that can cause fatigue include:

                                  • Shift work: Our body is designed to sleep during the night. A shift worker may confuse their circadian clock by working when their body is programmed to be asleep.
                                  • Poor workplace practices: This may include long work hours, hard physical labour, irregular working hours (such as rotating shifts), a stressful work environment, boredom or working alone. 
                                  • Workplace stress – This can be caused by a wide range of factors including job dissatisfaction, heavy workload, conflicts with bosses or colleagues, bullying, or threats to job security.
                                  • Burnout: This could be striving too hard on one area of your life while neglecting others, which leads to a life that feels out of balance.

                                  Psychological Causes of Fatigue

                                  Psychological factors are present in many cases of extreme tiredness and fatigue.  These may include:

                                  • Depression: Depression is characterised by severe and prolonged feelings of sadness, dejection and hopelessness. People who are depressed commonly experience chronic fatigue.
                                  • Anxiety and stress: Someone who is constantly anxious or stressed keeps their body in overdrive. The constant flooding of adrenaline exhausts the body, and fatigue sets in.
                                  • Grief: Losing a loved one causes a wide range of emotions including shock, guilt, depression, despair and loneliness.

                                  How to Tackle Constant Fatigue

                                  Here are 12 ways you can start tackling the causes of fatigue and start feeling more energetic.

                                  1. Tell The Truth

                                  Some people can numb themselves to the fact that they are overtired or fatigued all the time. In the long run, this won’t help you.

                                  To give you the best chance to overcome or eliminate fatigue, you must diagnose and tell the truth about the things that are draining your energy, making you tired or causing constant fatigue.

                                  Once you’re honest with yourself about the activities you’re doing in your life that you find irritating, energy-draining, and make you tired on a regular basis you can make a commitment to stop doing them.

                                  The help that you need to overcome fatigue is available to you, but not until you tell the truth about it. The first person you have to sell on getting rid of the causes of fatigue is yourself.

                                  One starting point is to diagnose the symptoms. When you start feeling stressed, overtired or just not operating at your normal energy levels make a note of:

                                  • How you feel
                                  • What time of day it is
                                  • What may have contributed to your fatigue
                                  • How your mind and body reacts

                                  This analysis may help you identify, understand and then eliminate very specific causes.

                                  2. Reduce Your Commitments

                                  When we have too many things on our plate personally and professionally, we can feel overstretched, causing physical and mental fatigue.

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                                  If you have committed to things you really don’t want to do, this causes irritability and low emotional engagement. Stack these up throughout your day and week, then your stress levels will rise.

                                  When these commitments have deadlines associated with them, you may be trying to cram in far too much in a short period of time.  This creates more stress and can affect your decision making ability.

                                  Start being realistic about how much you can get done. Either reduce the commitments you have or give yourself more time to complete them in.

                                  3. Get Clear On Your Priorities

                                  If working on your list of to-do’s or goals becomes too overwhelming, start reducing and prioritizing the things that matter most.

                                  Start with prioritizing just 3 things every day. When you complete those 3 things, you’ll get a rush of energy and your confidence will grow.

                                  If you’re trying to juggle too many things and are multi-tasking, your energy levels will drop and you’ll struggle to maintain focus.

                                  Unfinished projects can make you self-critical and feel guilty which drops energy levels further, creating inaction.

                                  Make a list of your 3 MIT (Most Important Tasks) for the next day before you go to bed. This will stop you overcommitting and get you excited about what the next day can bring.

                                  4. Express More Gratitude

                                  Gratitude and confidence are heavily linked. Just being thankful for what you have and what you’ve achieved increases confidence and makes you feel more optimistic.

                                  It can help you improve your sense of wellbeing, which can bring on feelings of joy and enthusiasm.

                                  Try starting a gratitude journal or just note down 3 things you’re grateful for every day.

                                  5. Focus On Yourself

                                  Exhaustion and fatigue can arrive by focusing solely on other people’s needs all the time, rather than worrying about and focusing on what you need (and want).

                                  There are work commitments, family commitments, social commitments. You may start with the best intentions, to put in your best performance at work, to be an amazing parent and friend, to simply help others.

                                  But sometimes, we extend ourselves too much and go beyond our personal limits to help others. That’s when constant exhaustion can creep up on us.  Which can make us more fatigued.

                                  We all want to help and do our best for others, but there needs to be some balance. We also need to take some time out just for ourselves to recharge and rejuvenate.

                                  6. Set Aside Rest and Recovery Time

                                  Whether it’s a couple of hours, a day off, a mini-break or a proper holiday, time off is essential to help us recover, recharge and refocus.

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                                  Recovery time helps fend off mental fatigue and allows us to simply kick back and relax.

                                  The key here, though, is to remove ourselves from the daily challenges that bring on tiredness and fatigue. Here’s how.

                                  Can you free yourself up completely from work and personal obligations to just rest and recover?

                                  7. Take a Power Nap

                                  When you’re feeling tired or fatigued and you have the ability to take a quick 20-minute nap, it could make a big difference to your performance for the rest of the day.

                                  Napping can improve learning, memory and boost your energy levels quickly.

                                  This article on the benefit of napping is a useful place to start if you want to learn more: How a 20-Minute Nap at Work Makes You Awake and Productive the Whole Day

                                  8. Take More Exercise

                                  The simple act of introducing some form of physical activity into your day can make a huge difference. It can boost energy levels, make you feel much better about yourself and can help you avoid fatigue.

                                  Find something that fits into your life, be that walking, going to the gym, running or swimming. 

                                  The key is to ensure the exercise is regular and that you are emotionally engaged and committed to stick with it.

                                  You could also walk more which will help clear your head and shift your focus away from stressful thoughts.

                                  9. Get More Quality Sleep

                                  To avoid tiredness, exhaustion and fatigue, getting enough quality sleep matters. 

                                  Your body needs sleep to recharge.  Getting the right amount of sleep every night can improve your health, reduce stress levels and help us improve our memory and learning skills.

                                  My previous article on The Benefits of Sleep You Need to Know will give you some action steps to start improving your sleep. 

                                  10. Improve Your Diet

                                  Heavy or fatty meals can make you feel sluggish and tired, whilst some foods or eating strategies do just the opposite.

                                  Our always on lives have us reaching for sweets or other sugary snacks to give us a burst of energy to keep going. Unfortunately, that boost fades quickly which can leave you feeling depleted and wanting more.

                                  On the other hand, whole grains and healthy unsaturated fats supply the reserves you can draw on throughout the day.

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                                  To keep energy up and steady, it’s a good idea to limit refined sugar and starches.

                                  Eating small meals and healthy snacks every few hours throughout the day provides a steady supply of nutrients to body and brain. It’s also important not to skip breakfast.

                                  Eating a balanced diet helps keep your blood sugar in a normal range and prevents that sluggish feeling when your blood sugar drops.

                                  11. Manage Your Stress Levels

                                  Stress is one of the leading causes of exhaustion and fatigue, and can seriously affect your health.

                                  When you have increased levels of stress at work and at home, it’s easy to feel exhausted all the time. 

                                  Identifying the causes of stress and then tackling the problems should be a priority. 

                                  My article on How to Help Anxiety When Life is Stressing You Out shares 16 strategies you can use to overcome stress.

                                  12. Get Hydrated

                                  Sometimes we can be so busy that we forget to keep ourselves fully hydrated.

                                  Water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight and is essential in maintaining our body’s basic functions.

                                  If we don’t have enough water, it can adversely affect our mental and physical performance, which leads to tiredness and fatigue.

                                  The recommended daily amount is around two litres a day, so to stay well hydrated keep a water bottle with you as much as possible.

                                  The Bottom Line

                                  These 12 tips can help you reduce your tiredness and feeling of fatigue.  Some will work better than others as we are all different, whilst others can be incorporated together in your daily life.

                                  If you’ve tried to make positive changes to reduce fatigue and you still feel tired and exhausted, it may be time to consider making an appointment with your doctor to discuss your condition.

                                  Featured photo credit: Annie Spratt via unsplash.com

                                  Reference

                                  [1]Oxford English Dictionary: Definition of fatigue
                                  [2]NHS Choices: 10 Reasons for feeling tired
                                  [3]Verywellhealth: What is chronic fatigue syndrome
                                  [4]Everyday Health: Why does type 2 diabetes make you feel tired
                                  [5]Mayo Clinic: Sleep apnea
                                  [6]Harvard Health: The lowdown on thyroid slowdown

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