If you’ve ever had someone say to your face, “You look tired,” you know how irksome and annoying it can be. The phrase might seem well-meaning and empathetic, but I already feel exhausted, so I don’t need extra confirmation from an outside source. Yeah, I’m tired. What are you going to do about it? If it doesn’t involve tucking me into bed and allowing me to forget everything on my to-do list, I don’t want to hear it!
While the best solution for “looking tired” is to get more sleep, it’s not doable all the time. You might have to stay up late working on a big project for work. You might have a case of insomnia. And, you know, we all have those nights where we find ourselves losing track of time as we scroll through Instagram and TikTok.