Do you sometimes find it harder to focus on your tasks, or feel like your patience grows short and your frustration raises, even when you are confronted with seemingly simple challenges? Do you sometimes feel uninspired, drained, and unmotivated? Then your energy level must be low.
Energy is one of your most precious resources, and to keep your energy level high, you need to keep your emotions, mind, and body in good shape.
When your energy level is high, you feel inspired, productive and self-confident. You also attract things and people with the same energy. But how do you keep your energy levels high? There aren’t really any secrets. People who seem to have limitless energy just know how to take advantage of their peak energy times, and they also know how to optimize their energy by taking good care of their minds and bodies.
I found some quick and easy tips to keep your energy level high:
Find your passion, your purpose, your mission. It’s what keeps you up at night and the reason you wake up every morning. It’s what makes you feel alive and happy. Do that everyday.
Surround yourself with energetic and inspiring people.
Love. It makes everything else easier.
Work in timed segments. You can’t just work non-stop; continuous effort is not productive.
Stay hydrated. It will speed up your metabolism and flush your body’s waste. Try infused water, electrolytes and herbal teas.
Cultivate gratitude. You will become a more positive person.
Keep your working space tidy, organized and well-lit.
Buy yourself a small present or flowers.
Plan your day and use to-do lists.
Laugh, have fun, and keep a positive attitude. It reduces tension and keeps you creative.
Try essential oils. Peppermint oil increases oxygen to the brain and stimulates the mind. Citrus essential oil boosts your mood and your mental energy levels.
Do something else, try new things, and break your routine.
Meditate. It helps you calm down and focus on the present moment.
Eat healthy. Add more lean proteins, fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Declutter: your phone, your desk, your mind, your home, your email, your workspace, your desktop, and your life.
Track your productivity and assign your tasks according to your energy levels; when your energy level is at the peak, work on your most demanding tasks, when you know your energy is low, schedule your less demanding tasks.
Go outside. Take a long walk alone or with someone you love. Breath in the fresh, clean air and the sunshine, and breath out the worries. You need sunshine – it’s the best source of vitamin D and happiness. A recent study concluded that getting exposure to sunlight throughout the day can help you get better sleep and can lead to better physical and mental health. When you are happier, you are more productive.
Write down 50 positive affirmations.
Change where you work throughout the day. It keeps you more alert and more creative.
Make sure you sleep well; eliminate all distractions and set up a strict schedule.
Focus on doing one thing at the time; forget multitasking.
Write in your journal. Release all your thoughts buzzing around connect with your inner-self at a deeper level.
Exercise regularly. It refreshes your body and your spirit.
In the end, understand that you will always have highs and lows, no matter what. Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list, and you don’t have to do all these things to boost your energy. But these are some ideas to get you started, and best of all, they are very easy to implement. Try one or two – if they resonate with you, or all of these tips and see your energy levels soar.
Do you have any tips? What do you usually do to boost your energy level? Let me know in the comments below.
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