Julai Savacool, SELF magazine
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Ask yourself these questions to see what's draining you.
Are you stressing hard-core?
A crazy day at the office can cause production of the hormone cortisol to skyrocket, says SELF contributing expert Catherine Birndorf, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "Once whatever's stressing you out is over, cortisol levels go back to normal, but that drop leaves you feeling fried."
Taking mini time-outs during the day-texting a friend, updating your Spotify playlist or chatting with a coworker-can help keep stress freak-outs in check so you won't be completely zonked by 6 p.m.
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Is your pee the color of a tangerine?
Unappetizing, but true: Urine should be pale yellow; any darker means you're dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can make you feel wiped and less able to focus, finds research in The Journal of Nutrition.
As for what you sip, it doesn't have to be water. Any liquid, even