Should you just override it and keep going anyway?
you seek energy in 5-hour, 8-hour, or 12-hour energy bottles, caffeine,
or sugar, these temporary bursts of energy aren't real. These quick-fix
substances put you on overdrive so you can get through more hours with a
level of energy that your body can't keep up with. The backdrop still
remains the same---in other words, you're still tired at the end of the
It's okay and natural to feel tired sometimes.
Blaming yourself for feeling tired or expecting yourself to pick up the
energy overnight only rubs salt into the wound. What the body is trying
to say during periodic dips in energy is that you need more rest,
physically and mental-emotionally---end of the story. It's not trying to
tell you that you're not good enough and you need to do better. It's
not expecting you to be super human and to find a magical supply of
When you're feeling tired, don't ask yourself
how you can keep up with the Jones's by pushing the body harder. Try and
see that your health is talking to you, and it's asking for a break of
some sort. Will you give yourself that break, so your energy can start to rise again naturally?