For energy, I have never been a coffee or soda drinker. How much energy do you have without caffeine? There was a time I felt fatigued and not motivated to do things when I wasn’t working. Now, we all have those days when the only thing we want to do is sit on the couch in some comfy pajamas and watch episodes of our favorite show. We all deserve that once and a while. But I didn’t feel like even doing that. Since I didn’t rely on caffeine for the energy I needed, I started to do things that I didn’t realize were giving me energy at the time.
1. Eat Breakfast
I have always been a morning person and I have to eat breakfast! Not only because breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day but if I don’t eat breakfast, I become grumpy. There are so many reasons why you should eat breakfast and having energy is one of them.If you don’t provide your body with the proper nutrients you won’t have enough energy to burn during the day. By eating breakfast it gives you fuel that helps improve your concentration. A lot of my friends say they don’t eat breakfast because they don’t have time to make it. There’s no such thing! There are many options that you can eat on the go such as fruit, bottled smoothies, and oatmeal.
If you don’t provide your body with the proper nutrients you won’t have enough energy to burn during the day. By eating breakfast it gives you fuel that helps improve your concentration. A lot of my friends say they don’t eat breakfast because they don’t have time to make it. There’s no such thing! There are many options that you can eat on the go such as fruit, bottled smoothies, and oatmeal.
Exercise does wonders for me. It’s hard to believe you go into the gym and bust your butt and over time your energy increases. When I began exercising consistently and I experienced more energy throughout the day. This motivated me to go to the gym more during the week. If you are someone who doesn’t like exercising, start off by walking on the treadmill or riding a bike 3 times a week. Every little bit counts!
Sleep, sleep, SLEEP! It is so important that you get a good amount of sleep but also the quality of sleep you have. There have been times I have slept for 7 hours, but I was tired when I woke up and didn’t have the energy to get out of bed. Every time I have been able to sleep straight through the night, I always felt more energized and alert. Sleep not only gives you energy but without it, it can result in chronic health issues like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
The space you live in can determine your mood. If your home is jammed packed with things that you don’t need and you never throw things away, you won’t have space to bring other things into your life. Whenever I’m feeling tired or work from home, I always make sure I clean things around me. When things are in order around me somehow it gives me more energy to get things done. Energy is transferable and if you are surrounded by chaos you will begin to feel it. So, make sure you tidy up!
5. Drink water
Of course, you have to make sure you are getting your H20. I stopped drinking soda a year ago. When I started drinking more water I didn’t feel sluggish anymore. I try to drink at least a gallon a day. If you don’t drink water it can lead to dehydration which significantly drains your energy. Since your body is made up of at least 50% of water, you want to make sure your intake is high. Water helps increase your energy but also helps you lose weight and makes your skin glow.