There are times in our life that we feel tired and lack of energy. Does it sound familiar to you? You may not necessarily feel the classic signs of exhaustion like all-over tired feeling. What you do experience is a decrease in your energy levels and a feeling that you don’t want to do many of the activities you used to love. You may also feel fatigued not only in the body but in your mind as well (psychological fatigue). The good news is that with several effective tips you can increase your energy naturally:
Start with the most ironic thing-how can you exercise if you don’t have energy? it sounds strange, but sometimes you need to invest energy in order to gain energy. Exercising, even when you don’t feel like doing it, increases blood circulation and oxygen, helps to dissolve stress which is known to drain our energy, and gives us a sense of achievements with positive work on our body. Do activities that you love, and diversify with different activities for a total body workout.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is essential for optimum body function. Aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Prepare your room for a good night sleep by making it dark and quiet. Also prepare yourself for a good night sleep: avoid stimuli like caffeine and alcohol and avoid exciting entertainment. If you have trouble sleeping, you can try a warm bath or soothing music other methods.
Work on your mind
We spend a lot of energy about analyzing things from the past, while worrying too much about the future. This drains a lot of our energy. Instead, channel the energy to the present by living the moment and appreciating it. Set up long term goals to look forward to and that motivate you and build your enthusiasm. Have you noticed that when you are motivated you have a lot of energy? This is because you plan something that you are passionate and excited about. Follow your inner guidance to tell you when to rest or interact, and avoid people or situations that drain your energy, while focusing instead on relaxing regimes to relieve tension.
Eliminate from your diet high calorie and low nutrient foods. Avoid sugar, soft drinks, smoking and drugs, and feed your body nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds while making sure that you are well hydrated with at least 2 liter of water a day. Don’t eat heavy and late dinners and opt for a light dinner at least two hours before you go to sleep.
Do things that motivate you
If you feel low, do things that you enjoy and that motivate you and you will see your energy levels climbing up. Use all your senses – see, smell, touch, taste, talk. You can do any activity that you love and that makes you feel alive, such as dancing, singing, listening to a music, painting, walking outside, and gardening. Find what energizes you, and make it a top priority in your schedule. Try to reduce tiring and timewasting activities, such as obsessive cleaning, long phone calls and negative relationships. Instead concentrate more on what fulfills you. Serve yourself first so you can empower others.
Check your digestion
Your body’s many systems work closely together to maintain optimal health, so when one system is off, one of the symptoms can be fatigue and lack of energy. One system that is particularly responsible for overall well-being is your digestive system which is connected to immunity, energy and even mood. If your tummy is heavy and bloated, your energy is blocked. For a good digestive system, drink enough water, eat wholesome foods, chew slowly and evacuate daily with the help of herbs or fiber if necessary.
Deal with disease
Common causes of fatigue are anemia, thyroid disorders, depression, information and more. Illnesses can seriously affect our energy levels and overall state. When you already have a disease, commit to your recovery with a clear diagnosis and treatment plan. Even better is if you can prevent disease before it occurs. The required energy for preventing disease is minor in comparison to the energy required to overcome it. Take the time and effort to change unhealthy habits or beliefs. You owe it to yourself if you value yourself.
Your life is valuable and worthy, and by increasing your energy levels, you will also increase your potential and general well-being. After you gain more energy by implementing these tips, the next step for you will be to improve your brain function naturally.