The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.– Anthony Robbins
Are you tired of feeling energy drained more often than you feel energized? Thankfully there are many things in your control that can help you increase and keep your energy levels optimal. Personally, I’m in my zone and feeling energized when I’ve taken care of myself in a way that honors my life.
Feeling tired is not the only telltale sign of being energy drained. It can also reveal itself masked as frustration, overwhelm, burnout, and anxiety to name a few. Mindfully noticing how you feel gives you the means to respond and course correct with intentional care. From this caring place, you get to enjoy doing life on your terms. Having ample energy opens the door for balance, confidence, and greater life joy.
Here Are 10 Tips to 10x Your Energy:
Eat Cleaner for Energy
You are what you eat, as the saying goes! Do your go-to foods include fast-food, take-out, or heat-and-eat options? While some of these are fine, many are loaded with additives, sugar, unhealthy fat, and sodium. They may give you a quick boost, but over time, they will leave you feeling drained and running low. It’s best to choose fruits and veggies, clean meats, nuts, organic dairy, and eggs. Go for minimally processed foods, free from artificial coloring and preservatives. Energy is found and gathered in these whole nutritious foods.
Reset in Daily Quiet Time
Finding daily quiet time for yourself is reenergizing. Research shows taking an intentional reset in seated stillness and silence is not only energy renewing, but also promotes emotional wellbeing while keeping your brain healthy. Take at least five quiet minutes in a space that’s free of distractions where you are invited into quiet being. Walking quietly in nature counts as quiet.
De-Stress with Breathwork
Similar to meditation and silence, using your breath intentionally by breathing fully increases your oxygen capacity and blood flow. Breathing with intention gives you an instant boost while placing you mindfully in the present. To start, simply inhale and exhale from your abdomen with an equal length flow. Take three full head to toe deep breaths. Pause for a moment when you’re done. This is pure energy for your body, mind, and spirit.
Focusing on all the things in your life that you are grateful for will create positive energy within. Find a quiet moment to reflect on the good in your life and express this outward as positive energy in plentiful gratitude.
Being outdoors daily, even for a small amount of time, nurtures your spirit while connecting you to mother earth. Good places to start are your neighborhood, a local park, or your workplace “greenspace” as these provide ease of use.
Connect with Your Tribe
Connecting with your family and friends can be an instant energy boost. Think of how you feel when you’ve gone out on a date with your partner, gathered with good friends, or from talking on the phone or video chat? We are meant to connect with others.
Movement creates energy. Being inactive/sedentary draws your energy away. If you sit for long periods at work or in rest mode, get up and walk around your home or office. Do a quick movement burst such as jumping jacks or active stretching. A two-minute round of movement resets your neurotransmitters and brings in an endorphin kick.
Most of us know drinking water is good for us. Many of us do not drink enough water throughout the day which depletes our energy reserves. Feeling drained and hungry are signs of being dehydrated. Carry a water bottle in the car, at home, and at work as a reminder to stay hydrated.
Sleep is energizing fuel. Sleep directly contributes to having more focus and better emotional regulation. Energy is the first thing to go when your sleep is less than optimal. For better sleep hygiene, try backing away from electronics prior to lights out, limiting evening alcohol and caffeine, and ensuring your bedroom is a comfortable sleeping temperature.
Getting everything all done for every one day in and day out will unfortunately deplete your physical and emotional energy right down to the core. The antidote? Take the nonessential items from your to-do list and ask for help. When you ask for help, you connect with and include others. Doing this will extend positive caring energy, which is a win for everyone.
May you flourish yourself 10x with these energy tips. Share what you do for yourself and which of these tips resonates with you in the comments section below.
All the best energy to you!
Nancy Stevens is a featured author in The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care, 25 Tools for Stress Relief. Learn more about this book by joining our Book Club.
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