Do you ever feel like you are running on empty batteries? Do you struggle to get off the bed in the morning and only feel a bit refreshed after a good dose of caffeine? Does it feel like by lunch, you’re ready to call it a day and get back to bed?
Tiredness can affect us all in different moments of the day, as annoying as that can be. If you’ve already talked to a doctor and the lack of energy is not a symptom of a health condition, then you should check out how to boost your energy naturally with a few simple daily habits!
1. Take it easy
Having lots of your to-do list and trying to tackle multiple activities in a short time can lead to a lack of energy rather early in the day. It is not uncommon to feel drained at 11 am, after dealing with a lot since 8 or 9 am. Exhaustion can occur after a short but intense effort, and it’s not easy to regain a normal level of energy afterward. This is the reason why it might be better to pace yourself and spread the tasks and activities throughout the day. Take it easy, take breaks every couple of hours, and you should see your energy levels up in no time!
2. Take a walk
I know it sounds terrible to wake up with no energy, to put clothes on, and go outside for a jog or a walk around the neighborhood. But the thing is, it could actually help you get a boost of energy in as little as 10 to 20 minutes. Energize your mornings with some early exercise, and instead of feeling tired all day long, you will notice how much energy you have.
The same thing could work to help you get rid of stress or gain energy for the second half of the day. Take off from the office for a short walk, and you’ll get enough energy for 4 hours of work and even more (with increased productivity!)
3. Choose your snacks carefully
Pastries, donuts, chocolate – loaded with calories, so not ideal for your weight or health, and definitely not for your energy levels. It might seem like they could give you a certain boost, but after the initial excitement, the energy levels can drop significantly. Best snacks for your waistline and to boost energy are nuts and dried fruits, as well as a yogurt or a protein bar. And with the right protein bar, you can get the feeling that you just had the best dessert ever!
4. Try superfoods
Kale, avocado, blueberries, and many others are considered superfoods. They are rich in antioxidants, can reduce inflammation, and promote health and wellbeing. Foods rich in iron, such as spinach, can help boost energy levels. An iron deficiency is often associated with tiredness. If you find it difficult to introduce superfoods to your diet in their raw form, you could always try a superfood blend latte. With no added sugar, you get the energy boost without the unpleasant downsides of caffeine in a matter of minutes.
5. Jump in the shower
If you’re at home and it feels like nothing could get you off the bed today, but you’d really like to do stuff, just jump in the shower. After the shower, you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated and up for any challenge. Better yet, you could start a new morning routine that will boost energy – a Scottish shower will definitely get you going for hours! And it’s fabulous for your skin too!