10 QUICK WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY ENERGY

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY ENERGY

You’re tired all the time. Gradually mix these steps into your day until you have them all in there. It’s okay to take little steps. The important thing is for you to work these steps into your day so you can have more energy to do the things you want and need to do.

 

Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 3.16.11 PM Choose the food you eat.

Eat a balanced diet. Ensure that your vitamin and mineral needs are met. Otherwise, you’d feel your energy drop probably because of a slight magnesium deficiency. This mineral is needed to break down glucose into energy. So when your levels are even a little low, your energy can drop. When you have low magnesium intake, your body will work harder over time, which can leave you feeling spent. We suggest eating a handful of almonds, hazelnuts, or cashews. You can also increase your intake of whole grains, such as bran cereal. Eat more fish as well.

You can also eat lots of berries. Berries that are blue, red, or purple are great energy boosters. These berries have anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that boosts your energy.

Get your daily dose of citrus fruits. Have your orange juice or lemon water in the morning. Studies show that chronic fatigue is largely due to citric acid deficiency.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.04 PMCheck your sleep patterns

Make sure you have at least eight hours of sleep. When you’re not getting enough rest, your body will exert more energy trying to cope up. It’s also advisable to take power naps during the day. Too much information and pushing your brain hard can zap your energy. Power naps can not only reverse the mind-numbing effects of information overload, it will also help you retain what you’ve learned in a more effective manner.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.13 PMMove around

Walk or run around the block. While it may seem as if moving about when you feel exhausted is the quickest route to feel more exhausted, it’s quite the opposite. Increasing physical activity can increase energy. Walking is a great way to exercise. It’s accessible and easy to do. It doesn’t need training or equipment. You can do it anywhere. Studies show how a brisk 10-minute walk can increase your energy levels and moods when you continue to do it for at least three weeks.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.20 PMStart a Gratitude Journal

Focusing on things you’re complaining about can really drain your energy. Starting and keeping a gratitude journal can actually give you a psychological and emotional boost. When you focus on things you’re grateful for, you’d feel energized as to how blessed you are because of the lovely things you have going for you.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.26 PMMeditate

It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the day. Take time to just clear your mind. Find time to meditate. You can pick a quiet spot to do this. It will create for you a fresh wave of energy.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.32 PMDon’t Skip Meals

Don’t skip breakfast or any other meal. People who eat breakfast report being on a better mood and having more energy. When you skip meals, your body works harder to cope up with the lack of nutrients and fuel to burn, leaving you with less energy than you normally have if you hadn’t skipped the meal.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.37 PMFind ways to reduce stress and deal with anger

Stress is one of the biggest energy zappers. It uses up a lot of energy to undergo stressful situations. Like worry or fear, stress can leave you mentally and physically exhausted. Find ways to release stress.

Unexpressed anger can also give you a beating. You’re using up all your energy to contain angry feelings and that can be exhausting. Counter these energy killers by participating in relaxation activities. Listening to music, having a friendly chat with a friend, or reading are great ways to do this and release the tension you’re feeling.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.42 PMDrink More Water

A lot of times, we confuse hunger with water. But in other times, thirst can also appear like fatigue. So you’re not really tired, you’re just thirsty. Slight dehydration can leave you feeling tired. Make sure you’re always drinking water. Carrying with you a water tumbler can actually remind you to drink water because it’s easy to take this simple thing for granted.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.47 PMCheck your thyroid function

If you’re constantly low on energy, especially when you always feel sluggish after a good night’s rest, you may want to talk to your doctor about a blood test for a thyroid dysfunction or for anemia. If you’re diagnosed with a deficiency or low thyroid function, then medication can help bring your body back up to speed. It’s always good to keep your body in check.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.11.52 PM         Wear bright colors

Wear brighter colors to trick your mind and others into thinking you have a more bright and happy mood. If you wear dark or somber colors, you project a dark, somber attitude. People will respond to you with a somber attitude. You’ll get the attitude projected towards you. When you help boost other people’s moods and energy levels with the clothes you wear, then they will mirror this back to you as well.

 

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