How to live every day with full of energy!
Are you finding it difficult to get through every day with enough energy to complete all the tasks that need done or do you just generally feel a little blah?
Do you regularly have energy slumps throughout the day or crash out on the sofa by the time you get home at night? Do your your pick me up caffeine to survive every day?
Believe it or not it is possible to wake up every day feeling like you have had enough sleep then get through each day full of vigour and energy. If you follow the guidelines provided below you will be amazed at how positive you feel and how much more productive you can be.
Your energy levels are a mix of many things and today we are going to give you a checklist to follow to ramp your energy levels back up to what they were in your 20’s (or in some cases even better!).
- Create a good sleeping pattern
A consistent quality sleeping pattern is a major contributor to energy levels and to achieve a great night’s sleep you must create a great sleeping plan. Much of how you sleep will be influenced by what you do throughout the day. If you eat a diet high in sugar and processed foods you are likely to have a disturbed sleep due to the fluctuating blood sugar levels and stressed digestive system. Consuming caffeine will also have an effect on your sleeping cycle particularly any consumed later in the day, and the same with alcohol this raises your core temperature and will also disturb your sleep cycle.
Before bed you should start to prepare your body for sleep. Do this by turning of all devices with bright lights (TV, mobile phones and laptops) as bright lights reduce the production of melatonin (the sleepy hormone) which will then disturb the natural sleep cycle as or natural circadian rhythms are influenced by dark and light.
Try to introduce relaxation techniques as these can reduce the activation of you sympathetic nervous system (the accelerator) and increase the activation of your parasympathetic nervous system (the brake).
Complete a brain dump before bed and aim to get everything that you need to complete written down and put aside so as it is not praying on your mind when you go to bed.
If you rush though your days at 100 mph, put rubbish fuel and drinks into your body, sit in front of the TV to the very last minute then go straight to bed and then expect the body to just know it is time to sleep and forget about all the stress it is under you will be very lucky if you consistently get enough quality sleep.
- Eat Clean
So much of how you feel physically and mentally can be attributed to what you eat. A well balanced natural diet will have you buzzing through each day with an almost endless supply of energy.
For me my working day can often start at 6am and finish at 9pm. I know for certain that I would not be able to perform the way I do if I did not fuel the body the way well. I decided to eat clean every day of my working week as I know how much it will impact my energy levels and focus. I now keep my treat meals for the weekend as I know that I will not have as much energy, focus or motivation when I eat sugary or fatty foods. When I look back to my early twenties I realise I had a fraction of the energy I have in my thirties. I would often have to have a cheeky afternoon nap because I was tired, this was almost exclusively caused by me eating a processed diet .Now the thought of sleeping during the day never crosses my mind and I attribute this 100% to my eating and sleeping patterns.
Many of our clients have been also amazed at the positive effect eating clean and sleeping well has had on them. They are delighted to report that they view life in far more positive light now and this has made them better at their work, has helped create better relationship with their family and friends and they have now started to enjoy hobbies again because they have the energy To actually get up and do them .
- Create a healthy mindset
Like everything in life how we feel is very much attributed to what we think. For example – if you compare the posture of someone who is stressed or angry with someone who is happy and you will notice a marked difference in how they look.
If our inner voices are telling us nothing but negatives we are likely to feel tired and lethargic, whereas if your self- talk is consistently positive then you will feel more energised and have more get up and go.
As a side note I am a strong believer in what you focus on is what you get , so if you consistently focus on all the things you don’t like/would like to change, or are always angry you will only attract more of the same. However if you focus on what are grateful for and you want to achieve out of life and then place yourself as if you are already achieved them you will start to attract the things you need to make this happen.
When you are in a positive mindset your body will release hormones that increases your energy level whereas if you are stressed your body will go into spurts of releasing energy followed by crashes which overtime can lead to many fatigue related conditions. Your body and mind are intertwined so to achieve increased energy levels you need to have positive communication between them both.
So it really is possible to get through every day full of energy and get up and go if you start to focus on the three key actions above and you will be amazed at the impact it can have on your entire life.