You may find it helpful to change your schedule to take advantage of
times when you have more energy and feel less tired.
Keep a diary for a week or so, and record the
times of day when you have energy and when you are tired.
is a pattern to how your energy levels change during the day, try to plan your
work, school, or other activities around that pattern. If there are certain
times of day when you are usually very tired, plan to rest at those times. When
possible, plan work and other busy activities for times of day when you feel
Resist the temptation to overdo it when you are
feeling energetic. If you try to do too much, you may become overtired, and it
may take several days for you to recover.
It is not always easy to adjust a busy schedule. Keep in mind that
even small changes can make a difference in how tired you feel.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerNancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation