We all face those moments during the day where it feels like all of our energy have disappeared. There are plenty of reasons why your energy levels might go down, but there is a couple of simple things you can work into your daily routine in order to fight and break through it so you can stay energised throughout the entire day.
Have a good night’s sleep
It is not a myth that if you sleep better, you feel better. It’s a time where your body and mind can ‘recharge’ – it helps us to think and act more clearly and also reduces stress. We debunk the myths and explore the surprising benefits of sleep here. Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day is the recommended amount, even though 4 hours can feel like a sufficient amount you will feel the repercussions later on in the day.
Eat nutritious food
Your diet has a huge effect on your energy levels, if you have a consistent feeling of sleepiness and drowsiness then you should look at your diet. A diet consisting of heavy foods takes a much longer time to digest which uses up your energy levels. Shake up your bad eating habits in exchange for greens and protein rich food. You can take more control over your diet through preparation and making your food at home rather than just reaching for anything available on the shop shelves.
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Moving is your new energy boost
When you are tired, exercising may seem like the last thing you want to do but even 20 minutes of exercise can ramp up your energy levels. It doesn’t have to be a full workout either. It could be as simple as a couple of basic bodyweight exercises in the morning, a walk at lunch and stretching whilst at your desk. Anything that gets your blood pumping and your body moving will give you a refreshed and energized body and mind.
Program your body and mind
Have you heard of the phrase ‘mind over matter’? Well, it’s completely true! Our mind is a very powerful source when it comes to staying motivated. Your body unconsciously reacts to everything you tell or think to yourself, for example, if you think to yourself “I’m feeling tired” then it will start toconvince your body that it’s true. So what’s the key? You just have to keep yourself positive, surround yourself with good people and healthy, happy environments.
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