Does your life seem a little crazier than normal lately? I promise you that you are so not alone. We all live such hectic lives, cramming each of our days to the brim. And with everything going on this season—from the election to planning for the holidays—it’s just plain exhausting!
I’m giving you permission to be selfish for a minute. So let’s all agree to put aside politics, holiday shopping, and our other stressors and focus on ourselves this week! Get ready to energize your body, mind, and spirit with me.
My Favorite Ways to Boost Your All-Day Energy
I strongly believe that you have the ultimate power over your body and mind. That means a life of energy, vitality, and radiance is absolutely within your reach. Here are some of my favorite, effective ways to boost your energy.
1. Remember: You are what you eat.
Poor nutrition is one of the most common causes of fatigue. Change up the way you fuel your body if you think this might be a cause for you. Be sure not to forget about carbohydrates, protein, fats, and fiber!
2. Sit (or stand) up straight.
Oxygen is one of the keys to lasting energy. And when you slouch, your lungs can’t get the deep, oxygen-rich breaths you need. So, put your shoulders back, chest out, and let your body get the nutrients it needs.
3. Drink plenty of water.
Water is the essence of everything—and that includes your energy. Don’t let yourself get dehydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Finding it hard to drink enough? Give your water a makeover with a splash of juice, slice of fruit, or some fresh ginger!
4. Take “energy breaks” throughout the day.
Sitting in the same place with the same view all day can be so tiring for your mind and body. Give yourself a mini vacation from your work for a few minutes to re-energize. Take a little walk, get some fresh air, or get up and stretch right where you are.
5. Zap your stress!
Stress may be an unavoidable part of life, but your reaction to it is completely controllable. Attitude can make all the difference. So, when stress hits, try focusing on your breathing or finding a way to find some peace and positivity in the moment.
I challenge you to try out a couple of these this week. It’s amazing how much of a difference a little extra energy can make on your whole life!
Be well and keep moving,