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All of us want to feel more energetic all day long. You will naturally go through some times of high activity which contrasts with times of rest.
The issue occurs when more energy and concentration will be required when there is more than they can give. Then…you are tired at night and unable to sleep and cannot. Check out these tips and follow them to see if they will help with your energy level.
STAY ON A SLEEP SCHEDULE REGULARLY
Staying up late on the weekend and then expecting to wake up refreshed on Monday will not occur if you are not staying on a schedule. If your weekend was super packed and late nights – then go to bed early on Sunday night.
CAFFEINE AND SUGAR WILL CAUSE A ROLLER COASTER EFFECT
Make sure you do not skip breakfast – eat some protein and fat in the morning. Your brain needs protein, and the body does not store it. Just eat a little bit – possibly a glass of soy milk, a piece of non-dairy cheese or non-dairy yogurt, or a handful of nuts will keep you going instead of pure carbohydrates like a plain bagel.
Take a PowerNap for 5-10 Minutes a Day around Lunch Time Every Day
Take some time off your feet, meditate, do some deep breathing. Take a few moments to yourself and close your eyes.
MAKE SURE YOU DRINK YOUR WATER AND LIQUIDS
Yah, Yah, Yah… drink your liquids…. Most people are in a constant state of dehydration from drinking up tons of coffee, tea, and sodas with caffeine. This is very stressful to your kidneys and can cause irritation to your bladder. Keep a travel bottle filled with your favorite flavour water or just plain water and keep with you all the time. Drink a glass of water right when you wake up, one glass at each meal, glass of water between meals. Whenever you leave the house keep your drinks with you.
Do you love to exercise? I don’t know about you … But, we don’t feel right if we go a day without exercising. It really messes with our sleep when we do not exercise. Others would say – exercise regularly – easier said than done. Without staying in an exercise program you will be short of breath + there are so many benefits of staying consistent with an exercise program. Do simple things like taking the stairs, move around when you are in line, do small ankle strength moves to keep you legs strong (and Balance). Park far away (safely) and walk. Clean up your exercise machines, download a podcast or book online = makes time go buy without feeling uncomfortable. Set an example for others!
Discover a Joke A Day
Laughter has serious benefits on your health. The chemicals in your brain experience pleasure, happiness, and peace increase with good, hearty laughs. Do you live alone? Watch funny movies, or ask SIRI to tell you a joke, haha. Think of alternative ways to laugh.
Avoid Confrontations and Situations with Negative Humans
You know who we are writing about …. hmmm… These people will not control your thinking or bring you down. The complainers, gossipers, and generally unhappy souls will only drain your energy. I rather hang out with my dogs. Remember what they say…wealthy people talk/think about future plans and goals, poor people talk about others.
Consume Daily Supplements of the Highest Quality
Best way to get vitamins and nutrients is through what you eat. Some days this will not happen. Dr. Greger has the list of the Daily Dozen that would keep you at optimal health per all his studies. Days when we are able to follow this = our most productive days. Still take Amla powder, Black Curcurim, Flax Seed, Vitamin D, B12, Artichoke, Turmeric, Cinnamon, B6, Dandelion Root +++ daily.
What do you take daily?