Are you feeling more exhausted than usual? That could be a sign of a more serious health problem. To rule that out, it’s important to know why you always feel drained. Scroll down below and see if you’re guilty of these bad habits that may be taking a toll on your health. 

You browse the internet before sleeping. 
Scrolling through Facebook or Instagram on your phone before dozing off? It may be the reason you can't sleep well. According to research, exposure to blue light before going to bed significantly affects your sleep quality, because it prevents your body from releasing melatonin, a chemical that helps you sleep. 

You skip breakfast.
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, but some people skip it because they’re in a hurry or don’t even have time to prepare and cook. Remember that food fuels your body with energy and keeps you going–if you’re pressed for time, try making breakfast the night before and then just bring it to work with you. 

You worry too much about the little things. 
Thinking too much can exhaust you just as much as physical work. Worrying and overanalyzing situations can escalate to anxiety, making it that much harder to function and be productive.  

You keep eating junk food. 
Most junk foods are loaded with sugar, and constant blood sugar spikes followed by sharp drops cause fatigue over the course of the day. If you feel like stress eating midway through your shift, opt to eat fruits or nuts instead of doughnuts and chips. 

You have a messy and disorganized desk.
Is your desk full of scattered paper clips, sticky notes, and half-empty pens? Studies say that having a cluttered workspace mentally exhausts you, restricts your ability to focus, and limits your brain's ability to process information. Make sure you organize your desk first thing in the morning, so you can be more productive all throughout the day. 

You don’t take a day off. 
If you work long hours during the week and still respond to emails and client calls on weekends, you’ll eventually feel burned out. Take time to rest and rejuvenate your mind and body–that way, you’ll feel more energized and productive when you get to the office.  

You drink too much coffee. 
Drinking your morning coffee is no big deal, but consuming more than three cups a day just to help you stay up can mess up your sleep-wake patterns. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, consuming caffeine even six hours prior to bedtime affects sleep, so try to minimize the number of coffee cups you consume in a day.

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