We all have days when our energy is low.
We have days when we have a full and busy day, a tight schedule or are suffering from lack of sleep. An energy slump can strike mid-afternoon.
To help boost your vitality and give you a lift when you need it, here are 5 instant ways to put a spring back into our step – even on the days when we feel dog-tired.
1 – Drink more water
Dehydration causes fatigue, so keep your body hydrated throughout the day. Caffeine can jumpstart your body initially but too much, and you’ll see your energy levels plummet. Start your day with a glass of water, enjoy your daily coffee fix if you must, then switch back to water.
2 – Stretch Your Body
Regular stretching not only keeps your muscles and tendons healthy, it also keeps the brain’s arteries unclogged. Maintaining a free flow of oxygenated blood to your most vital organ is an excellent way to increase vigor in your life.
3 – Get a whiff of citrus
The smells of oranges, lemons and grapefruit have been shown to be energizing, so drop a slice or two into your water. You can also incorporate citrus-infused shampoos and body washes into your showers. For a quick midday refresher, get a whiff or two of citrus-scented essential oils.
4 – Listen to upbeat music
Take a few minutes to listen to your favourite music. Put together a personalised soundtrack that you can listen to while getting ready in the morning, during the morning drive to the office or to tune out to when you need a midday recharge. Its proven that music can sharpen our mental focus and boost our moods.
5 – Hang out with friends who cheer you
Co-workers, friends and family make the good times great and the bad times bearable. Even just chatting with the postman or the barista can help boost our energy levels and power you through the day.
So there’s five great ideas. When your energy levels drop, small problems seem unsurmountable and it’s easy to become despondent. So keep that smile and boost your energy levels.