As a Health and Empowerment Coach, I often get the question, “How can I have more energy?”
There are potential easy solutions to your lack of energy IF you’re willing to get back to basics AND get beyond your resistance to these basic solutions.
The BASICS to have more energy:
- Drink ample amounts of water
- Eat real food
- Get quality sleep
- Do enough activity and exercise
- Get in the sunshine/natural light
- Do MORE of what you love
Drink Ample Amounts of Water
There are so many reasons to drink ample amounts of water in ADDITION to building more energy… reasons like cognitive health, clear skin, kidney health, and better blood pressure.
Perhaps you need to add a natural flavor to your water like lemon, lime, or mint, or maybe an herbal tea will entice you. Perhaps you would enjoy an essential oil (only if food-grade or above) in the water. There are some fruits and vegetables that are considered best for hydrating, too. Find what works for YOU!
Eat Real Food
How could you expect to have more energy from packaged, processed foods? The more ALIVE your food is, the more ALIVE you will feel. In many cultures, people buy fresh from markets daily, bring home the food and prepare it for their meals immediately. If you have a garden, you understand the pleasures of fresh food. Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables with vibrant colors!
Get Quality Sleep
Are you exhausted in the day because of poor quality sleep at night? There are solutions! BUT… will you resist the solutions? That’s often the biggest challenge! Screens — telephones, tablets, computers, and televisions — are often the culprit. Eating too close to bedtime can create problems, too. Sunday evenings can create anxious feelings prior to the beginning of the workweek. Any day of the week may feel stressful and you may not have a pre-sleep routine that calms you down.
Typically, sleep is improved with a bedtime routine and consistent sleep time in a darkened, cool room, without screens before bed. Try a sleep journal, too!
Be Active and Get Exercise
Get enough activity throughout your day and week that you CAN truly feel tired. Give yourself reasons to actually be tired.
Reduce time sitting throughout the day by getting up often. Consider using a standing desk. Take breaks and go for short walks throughout the day.
Strength, stretching, balance, and endurance are all considerations when looking for an exercise class. Or… join a sport that you love or try something new!
Get Natural Light
The natural light of the outdoors promotes health. Get outside in the morning to get the blue rays of the sun as often as possible. It’s a natural energy boost AND helps with sleep, as well.
When you’re outside, your eyes are able to look further into the distance than at your equipment or computer screen making it good exercise for your eyes, too.
The natural scents of the outdoors (trees, vegetables, flowers, and even the soil) are energy lifters, which is why essential oils are so popular, too. As author Martin Pazzani says, “Get outside!”
Do More of What You Love
Did you ever notice that time flies when you’re doing something you love to do? When you’re enjoying yourself, you’ve got endorphins flowing and you become relaxed and filled with high energy.
So why don’t you do MORE of this?
This is not about watching television but rather, creating something or having a hobby. You might have said, “One day, I’m going to…”
Do it today! Why wait? It’s good for your health. Do MORE of whatever it is that you love to do and you will have more energy!
Of course, I could write a book on each of these topics. Well, in fact, I guess I did… in the modules of the Inspired Vitality Course.
Some people ask me how they know if they’re ready to start making changes.
Well, I can help you with that, too. Set up a 15-minute appointment and I’ll walk you through some questions that will help you know if you’re ready or not. I use these questions regularly anyway because I don’t want to coach someone who isn’t READY to make big changes!
Set up your 15-minute appointment by clicking here.
Now GO do more of what you love!
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Please consult your physician for medical advice.