Many people have a problem wiht fatigue and a lack of energy. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to help boost your energy. Below are 9 strategies that have worked for me and others over the years. Try them to see which work best for you, and use more than one at a time if necessary.
Different types of music have different effects on us, but you can learn which are best for you by trial and error. Once you find the music that wakes you up, keep it ready.
It is recommended that we get 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Try drinking something warm before bed, or relax with a simple meditation.
Talk about something interesting
Have you ever seen a tired person start to talk about something they’re passionate about, and suddenly “wake up.” It’s a powerful technique you can use for yourself. Have a few “favorite” subjects that get you going.
For some of us, caffeine makes us more tired when it’s abused, but short-term, it can work wonders.
Several slow deep breaths help oxygenate the blood supply better, and really wakes up the brain.
Move your body
Sometimes just getting up and washing the dishes, or walking around the house helps boost energy levels.
It’s not a quick solution, but many people notice an increase in their energy level when they get regular aerobic exercise. Plus, it’s so good for your body, mind, and spirit.
Hot and cold shower
Try a minute of hot water, then a minute of cold, alternating for six minutes. This isn’t for those with weak hearts, but it will wake you up. Incidentally, research shows that this also revs up the immune system.
Often, a little sunshine and fresh air can be very energizing.