There’s much to love about living in the modern world, but it’d be wrong to say that it was all plain sailing. It’s not even close.
More is being asked of us than ever before, and that means that, on occasion, we can find ourselves seriously lacking in energy. We’re going through the motions, sure, but there’s no spark — the joy of life has been removed. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to ensure you have the energy to make it through the day. Below, we take a look at six energy-boosting tips that’ll have you at your glowing, full of life self.
You can’t have everything in life. If you want to be full of life during the day, then you need to keep things mild in the evening. While you might be able to make it through a day at the office and a night out on the town, if you do this too often, then you’re going to find that you’re struggling to be at your energetic best. It’s worthwhile developing a relaxed evening routine, one that sees your body and mind gets all the rest it needs.
Up and Running
Are you one of those people who spends the first few hours of the morning walking around in a zombie-like state? You’ve been at the office for hours, but it’s only at around 11 or 12 that you begin to stir into life. Fear not! You’re not destined to spend half the working day with a mind that’s half-asleep. You just need to do some exercise in the morning, such as going for a short twenty-minute run. It can be difficult to drag yourself out of bed, but give it a try just once — you’ll find that you’re awake and alert throughout the day.
If you’ve been for a run, you can turbocharge your energy levels by having a cold shower once you return. Indeed, you don’t need to go for a run to feel the energy-giving effects of a cold shower! A warm shower is comfortable, but it’ll only “wake you up” a little bit. You’re just giving your body more of the warmth that it’s had all night in bed. Now, cold showers aren’t enjoyable, that’s part of the idea behind them — don’t think about it, get in for three minutes, and when you get out, you’ll find that your body has this strange, energetic buzz going on. The drowsiness of the night’s sleep will be gone.
What’s for Breakfast?
You need fuel if you’re going to be up and energetic throughout the day. One of the most many people make is that they either A. don’t have breakfast or B. eat foods that aren’t all that good for their energy levels. A sugary breakfast, for example, might give you a short burst of energy, but you’ll hit that sugar slump pretty quickly. If you’re trying to keep things simple, then you can’t go wrong with oatmeal — it tastes good, takes no time at all to prepare, and gives a slow release of energy.
Throughout the Day
No matter what your morning routine is like, you’re not going to have all the energy you need to make it through the day. You’ll need to give your body a top up throughout the day! To do this, you’ll need to ensure you’re eating and drinking the right things. A sugary snack might look tempting when your energy levels are beginning to dip, but, like the sugary breakfast, it’s not going to do all that much good for you. It’s better to have foods that give you a boost for longer, such as caffeine energy bars. Whether you’re doing sport or working in the office, they’ll give you the boost you need until it’s time for your next meal.
Out of the Office
One of the best ways for keeping your energy levels up when you’re working if to get up and start moving. Your energy levels can be misleading. If you’ve been straining your mind for a couple of hours, you might fall into the trap of thinking that you’re tired. In all likelihood, you’re not — you just need a little break. It can be difficult to get the energy-boost just by stopping your work for a moment. Instead, get out of the office, and go for a walk. Stretching your legs in the fresh air will give your body and mind a boost, especially if it’s a sunny day.