Top Tips For Feeling More Energetic
Boost your energy levels.
We all need energy. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning and struggling to get out of bed, or not being able to do the things that you love the most because you are feeling so tired, lethargic and generally lacking in energy. If you want to be living your very best life, and make some changes, there are things that you need to do to boost your energy levels. Let's take a look at a few of these things.
Start your morning off in the right way
How the rest of your day goes is often determined by those first few moments after you have opened your eyes. If you keep rolling over, hitting the snooze button before stumbling downstairs with bleary eyes to grab a cup of coffee, the rest of your day is possibly going to go in the same way - slow, sleepily and blurred.
When your alarm goes off in the morning, get up straight away. It will be difficult, to begin with, but once you get used to leaping out of bed, it will become second nature to you. If you struggle, try putting your alarm clock at the other side of the room, so you have no choice but to get up out of bed to turn it off.
This one sounds counter-productive, but trust us, exercise will help boost energy levels. Activity that increases your heart rate and gets the blood pumping around your body will increase the feel-good hormone - endorphin - that gives us a natural high and boost of energy.
Not only that but increasing your exercise levels by going to the gym, taking part in dance classes or doing something that you enjoy and gets your blood pumping will help you to sleep better. When you sleep better, you have more energy - the cycle keeps on going.
Finally, exercise gives us a sharper focus and energises us mentally, leaving us more likely to be able to face whatever challenges are thrown our way that day.
Get a good night’s sleep
It sounds really simple, doesn’t it? However, we all know that getting the right amount of quality sleep is much harder than it sounds.
Sometimes it can be a really simple tweak to your bedtime routine that can make a difference to the length and quality of your sleep. Practising good sleep hygiene such as not drinking caffeine after lunch, no screen time for an hour or two before bed, making sure your bedroom is dark and at the right temperature and going to bed and waking up at the same time every day will really help you.
Stop reading and go and grab a glass of water right now!
Very few of us drink enough water, which is crazy, considering it is almost a guaranteed way to perk you up if you are starting to wilt. Aim to drink six to eight glasses of water every day - fill up a water bottle and take it everywhere to sip on throughout the day.