Are you feeling tired, mopey, just kind of down all the time? I have five different ways for you to boost your energy so you can live your life to the max! You need energy to do the things you love and the things that you need to do. If you are burning up all of your energy on the things that you need to do like work, then you won’t have the energy to do the things that you want to do and that make your life really great. In this episode I share 5 ways you can re-energize yourself. I personally use all of these tricks, and I truly believe that they have helped me and can help you!
The first technique that will help boost your energy is getting more sleep! Not getting enough sleep can cause mood swings and your immune system to decrease along with many other things. It is suggested that adults should get 7 and a half to 9 hours of sleep each night. I personally need 6 hours of sleep minimum or I’ll get sick pretty quickly. Sleep helps your body heal physically and it helps your mind heal from all of the stress it goes through during the day. A typical sleep cycle lasts 90 minutes, so it is also helpful to try to track when you go to bed and set your morning alarm to a time that will be at the end of your 90 minute cycle, and yet still giving yourself a long enough time to sleep.
A second strategy you can do to boost your energy is take time for yourself. You can’t give from an empty cup. When you are doing things for other people you are basically giving your energy away, so you need to take time to refill your cup. Ideally take 15 to 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week. There are many different things you can do, some suggestions I have are meditate, work out, do yoga, and do some breath work. With all of those suggestions you can find many free guided options on websites such as YouTube, or even apps completely dedicated to the subject.
My third strategy is to prioritize your day. Do you let life just go by and take you wherever it wants to take you, or do you control where it goes? Take control over your life and choose where to go, this will help you keep your energy instead of wasting it on useless things. Create a task or to-do list. While it can be daunting to see everything you have to do, it lays it out for you so you know exactly what you need to complete. Plus the dopamine kick it gives you when you cross an item off is nice. A bonus tip I learned from the book “Eat that Frog” by Brian Tracy is to go after your big, annoying tasks first so that you don’t need to dwell on it and waste energy worrying about it the entire day. You can also set daily routines, you don’t need to schedule the whole day by the minute, just put some activities together to do at a certain time. For example, I have my morning routine which involves brushing my teeth, working out, and doing my gratitude journal. Once you keep this routine long enough it will start using less energy because it just comes to you automatically.
The fourth strategy to give you more energy is eat healthy foods. I know personally that when I eat junky fast foods all the time my energy level sinks deep. Food is basically fuel for your body, so if you don’t eat enough good foods you won’t have enough energy to get through the day. Go for more natural foods that haven’t been processed, this will also likely have less sugar in it as well. Having less sugar will help you avoid having a sugar crash which greatly stresses your body. I have a bunch of recipes on my website for healthy food options that don’t take too long to make. Drinking water is also very important, drink plenty of water throughout the day. It is suggested that you should drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water. You can even flavor your water as long as you keep it natural.
My last tip for you is back to scheduling. How many times do you stress out thinking about all of the things that you need to do and how little time you have to do it? If you schedule your days out, you won’t need to waste energy worrying about when you’ll get things done. These can be basic schedules or a strict plan. A basic schedule is more of a to-do list in order of when you’re going to do them. A strict schedule is everything planned out in blocks of time, I personally find this amazing. I frequently find myself with extra free time in my day because I’ve gotten done with everything that I need to do. Having a schedule is proven to increase efficiency and productivity. You also need to remember to schedule in free time though, you need to give yourself time to relax and do things that you want to do. I have a free schedule template on my website called the Creating Balance Worksheet if you need some help figuring out what to do.
I would love to hear what you think about Re-Energize You and my five tips on how to stay energized! Please send me a message on social media at @Jonesinfor or email me at [email protected] Thanks!