Topic Overview

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.
  • If there
    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
    more energetic.
  • 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 Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD – Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD – Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD – Family Medicine

Current as ofOctober 9, 2017