March 04, 2022
My simple tips to increase your energy and live a happier, healthier, more productive life
7 tips to increase your energy and live a happier, healthier, more productive life:
1. Eat nourishing food.
We all know that wholesome food is the recipe for well-being, a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy and whole grains is what you need for optimal energy... After all, you really are what you eat to some extent... Consume a variety of foods from all the food groups to get a range of nutrients to energize you throughout the day. I have 3 meals a day with a balance of proteins fats and carbohydrates and two chocolate protein shakes as my snacks because I just know they have the right macro and micro nutrients for me... I incorporate intermittent fasting with assisted cleansing formula twice a month to reset my body and give my metabolism a good reboot...
2. Sleep seven to eight hours a night.
SERIOUSLY, I underestimated the power of sleep for many years.. Adam and I are pretty much upstairs and in bed by 8.30 that's a non negotiable for us now.. Ask our girls, even on the weekends we go to bed super early..
We already know that we need at least seven hours of sleep each night, so what prevents us from getting it? Think about how you can improve your biggest sleep disruptors and know this: Sleep deprivation can contribute to serious health conditions, as well as negatively affect your mood, motivation and energy levels... Prioritising sleep is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for a successful, energized day.
3. Keep company with good people.
Maximise the amount of time that you spend with people you enjoy being around...
Connecting with others who radiate positivity and have similar interests will excite, inspire and energise you... On the flip side, people you don't relate to or who have negative outlooks, complain often or make poor choices will only drain your energy account... Be selective in the company you keep...TRUST ME, I learnt that the hard way !!!!
4. Avoid news overdose.
The news is an important way to stay connected to what's happening in the world... It can be educational, entertaining and even uplifting... Unfortunately, the news too frequently is bombarded with stories of suffering and bring an anxious feeling... These stories can skew your view of the world and cause you to focus on your worst fears instead of recognizing the good that surrounds you... You can't avoid these stories altogether, but try to minimize your exposure when you can, especially during trying times...
5. Get regular exercise.
Get those endorphins pumping babes.. Funny story, a girl said your skinny your don't need to got to the gym..??
Oh honey, I don't go to the gym to be skinny, I go to move my body because I love it, I feel amazing after and I love having goals and reaching them... Exercise relieves stress and tension, strengthens muscles and boosts endurance, which helps your body to work more efficiently during other physical tasks or activities...
6. Do something meaningful each day.
What do you feel passionate about? Do you have a special talent that you'd like to practice more often or share with others? Do something you enjoy every day, even if it's something as simple as cooking a healthy meal or listening to your favorite song. Putting effort into the things that matter most to you will help you utilize and reserve your energy in ways that will bring out the best in you.
7. Think good thoughts for others.
Always think the best of others ! ALWAYS !!!!Maintaining a compassionate mindset is another way to conserve energy.... One example of practicing this way of thinking is called kind attention. For example, try to make eye contact with a stranger and smile, while thinking "I wish you well." This positive act can, instead, keep you from judging that person... Judging others can cause us to place judgment on ourselves, and that type of negative internal dialogue can be exhausting....
You'll feel better with each step you take toward this important self-care investment.
Make incremental changes.
Once you are aware of some of the people or events that sabotage your energy, consider your next steps. Rather than tackling everything at once, choose an area that is important to you, and be realistic with the goals you set. For instance, if disorganization in your home is a big source of daily stress, pick one cabinet, closet or drawer to clear out each week instead of overwhelming yourself with doing it all at once....Then move on to your next goal when you feel ready.
Plan and prioritize.
Take note of the times during the day when your energy levels tend to be the highest....Decide how you can take advantage of those moments by prioritizing important tasks when you are feeling fresh and productive....
Take what you want and leave what you want.