Do you have days when you feel like you will run out of gas before lunch time arrives? Do you find it difficult to get moving in the morning? If so you are definitely not alone. Millions of women all over the world suffer from bouts of fatigue.
If you are looking for simple and effective ways to give your energy levels a much needed spark, keep reading as I will share with you 6 strategies that will help you do just that!
#1 Eat Right
Food is fuel. Everything you put in your body will either deplete your energy or replenish it. There are certain nutrients you must include in your diet if you want to be physically and intellectually ready for the day.
While I am sure you already know this, I believe it bears repeating. Everyday you should aim to eat 2 fruits, at least 4 servings of vegetables, a lean meat such as chicken or fish, a fibrous carbohydrate such as brown rice and at least 2 servings of dairy in the form of cheese or yogurt.
While getting all of these foods in your daily diet can be a bit difficult at times, the key is to do what you can. Stay away from all foods that are high in sugar. While these foods will provide an instant boost of energy, you will eventually bottom out and be sluggish for the rest of the day.
No matter how you choose to get your meals in, be it 3 large meals or 5 smaller meals throughout the day, never go too long without eating something. Doing so will cause your energy levels to crash.Never go too long without eating something, doing so will cause your energy levels to crash. Click To Tweet
#2 – Take a Multi Vitamin Daily
As just stated, sometimes it is very difficult to get all the nutrients we need through diet alone. A daily multi vitamin can make up for what you lack in diet. Taking a multi vitamin consistently can help keep your energy levels steady so you can avoid the afternoon crash.
#3 – Get at Least 7 Hours of Sleep Every Night
Sleep and energy go hand in hand. If you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, you will be a walking zombie during the day. The problem is we have so many gadgets around us that it is virtually impossible to get a good nights sleep.
My advice is to stop sleeping with your phone. Put it in the bathroom so you can avoid the urge to wake up and check your emails in the middle of the night. I would also advise turning off the TV and all lights. Studies have shown you can’t go into a deep sleep when there is light shining on you.
#4 – Avoid Stressful Situations
Stress and anxiety will rob you of every ounce of energy you have. They take an emotional toll on your body and it is very difficult to bounce back. If at all possible, avoid coming in contact with people or situations that lead to stress and anxiety.
#5 – Start Exercising
Exercising does much more than just help you lose weight. It can also lift your energy levels. When you exercise you release what is known as feel good hormones. That’s why after you exercise you almost always feel better. According to research, all it takes is 15 minutes a day for you to notice a difference in your energy levels.
So start there and work your way up. As you get stronger you can increase the amount of time you exercise.
#6 – Change Your Attitude
How you look at or approach life will either propel you towards your goals or push you further away from them. Having a positive attitude has a huge impact on your energy levels. When you are down and in the dumps, your energy levels will be too. Make it a point to keep a positive outlook. It will do wonders for your energy levels.
If you notice you are experiencing fatigue, and there is no medically diagnosed reason for it, chances are you need to make a few changes to your lifestyle. Incorporate some of these strategies in your daily routine and you will notice your energy will start to increase almost instantly.
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