Feeling drained of energy? This is common when seasons change, but it may also be related to stress caused by bad eating and sleeping habits. Good thing there are easy ways to boost your energy naturally.
Beat Low Energy
There are times we go through periods of feeling tired and lazy to make the most of the day. Don’t let it get to you. Let’s start fixing that feeling today!
Eat More Often
In order to get energized, eat smaller portions every 3-4 hours. Food should be low on sugar, and high on protein and fiber. Avoid takeout meals and read meat, and at least try to prepare your own food.
Physical Activity Boosts Energy Levels
If you don’t have time to get into a regular fitness program, taking a 30-minute morning walk regularly will do wonders for your overall health. Yoga also provides great physical benefits including improved energy and
athletic performance, weight reduction, increased flexibility, and more.
Our body constantly loses body fluid throughout the day. If you don’t take in enough water, you become dehydrated which can cause you extreme fatigue. Make drinking water a habit. Drink at least 8-ounce glasses or 2 liters of water a day.
Establish a Sleeping Pattern
It is important to get into a sleeping routine. Afternoon naps only break that rhythm, so try to fight them. Instead, get to bed earlier and don’t hit snooze on your alarm clock. Get into a routine and in a little while you will feel like you no longer need a nap because you will have enough energy.
Reducing stress is one of the biggest issues of modern living. Try to meditate, do yoga, spend time with friends and family, go to the movies, read books, start a diary… Try out different things to see what fits your lifestyle and what will help you relax and unwind. Sometimes it is as simple as dancing to your favorite song or just writing gratitude notes.
Therapy is Always a Good Idea
If you can’t discover how to feel less stressed out, try therapy. Stress is an enormous energy stealer, so once you find a way to cope with it, you will get your life in order quickly.
Talking to a therapist is a safe way to figure out what is eating you and how to cope with everyday pressure.
Get a planner or an organizer or use one on your phone. Write down your tasks for the next day, then the whole week, the whole month. Adding structure to your life is going to make you feel better, and when you know what’s on your agenda, you will find the time and the energy to do it.
Living in the moment or being mindful means that you are aware of what is going on at this very moment, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make plans. Organizing your life is just another way to stop procrastinating and get things done.
If there is no underlying issue, with these seven steps you will get your energy back and even have some to spare. Changing habits and implementing new ones always sounds scarier and more difficult at the beginning, but once you push through that first few days, you will be glad you got your life back on track.