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We all have days when we are so low on energy that we cannot do anything productive. Unless we are physically unwell, internal or external factors could cause low energy levels. We could be tired and fed up after a fight with a loved one. We could be fatigued by dealing with disobedient children. Or we could have exhausted our patience with demanding clients.
Whatever the reasons, we need to get back to our 'happy place'. Otherwise, low energy might bring its best friends called tiredness, negativity and apathy. We don't want to see those lovely faces, do we? No, thank you!
"Just go for it - you will feel better afterwards." - bitofselfcare.com
So, what could we do to help our bodies to feel better? There are very simple tips that everyone could apply. We don't need to invent a bicycle, even though it might be fun! Instead, let's try something super easy, something oldie but Goldie, as they say.
1. But first coffee.
"Everyone should believe in something. I believe I will have another coffee". - Unknown
Super quick fix - try it first. It will give you a quick boost of energy, but try not to overdo it as too much caffeine might take your energy levels even further down.
2. Vitamins for your soul.
"Train. Say your prayers. Eat your vitamins". - Hulk Hogan
Even though you cannot diagnose low levels of vitamins at home, it might be an idea to take a few supplements. For instance, during winter, especially here, in the UK, many of us might suffer from low levels of vitamin D, as the sun is not a frequent visitor. So why not add a few we’ll-researched and health organisation approved multivitamin pills to your daily routine? Or try enriching your meals with items fortified with all the goodies.
3. We are what we eat.
“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.” - Jules Robson
It might not a bad idea to reconsider your diet and exercise level to eliminate it as a potential cause. Are you eating a balance diet? Is there enough fruit and veg in your daily intake? How about food rich in Omega-3? It’s a good time to start eating healthily, as it will help you boost your energy levels. Healthy food has tons of nutrients, and it will sure thing help you improve your overall health.
4. Enjoy your H2O.
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” - Leonardo da Vinci
Are you hydrated enough? Your energy might in direct correlation with hydration. Try drinking around 2 litres per day or adjust it to suit your needs.
It does not need to be straight water. You could mix it up by adding lemon to it. Lemon has vitamin C, so it will include additional benefits. Herbal teas are also an excellent substitute for water if you don’t like the bland taste.
Caffeinated drinks do not really count, I am afraid, as they contain caffeine. They are dehydrating more than rehydrating. I try to drink water every time I go into the kitchen for whatever reason — fetch a snack for my toddler, check if we have enough pasta, or turn on the dishwasher. It's a simple habit that’s massively improved well-being.
5. Music for your ears.
"Music can have a profound effect on mood, including confidence level or how relaxed you are". - Corrina Thurston, How To Communicate Effectively
This one is easy and available to so many of us.
The research has shown that music has a calming effect, especially slow and classical.
But I suggest that you put something boogie on instead. Start by simply enjoying the rhythm. Then get out of your comfort zone and start dancing (unless you are in the middle of an office, on the plane or any other public places)? And it's totally optional, but you could consider recording your dance moves, and who knows, it might go viral and turn you into a star. Becoming an overnight internet celebrity should help your energy levels for sure.
6. Movement is life.
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.” ― Ellen DeGeneres
This is oldie, but goodie. Never underestimate the power of good sweat producing activities. Even if you feel like it’s the last thing on your mind when your energy levels are low. Just go for it - you will feel better afterwards, that’s the mantra worth remembering.
And there you have it! I hope you apply these simple ideas to boost your energy levels super quickly.
Be full of energy and prosper!