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It’s no secret that feeling tired all the time is quite annoying—especially if you need to stay on top of your tasks one after the other.
Most of us often go to caffeine, sugar, and energy drinks to give us that boost, but those options usually make things worst because your energy can instantly go up and then crash down all of a sudden.
That’s the reason why, I’m not really a big fan of synthetic energy boosters—and even if I were, nothing can compare to the natural high that natural energy boosters give.
Luckily, there are plenty of natural ways to boost your energy. So read on for some of my favorite tips on how to get your blood pumping and avoid crashing and ultimately get your battery recharged naturally (because who doesn’t need help with that)!
8 Best Tips To Boost Your Energy Naturally!
1.) Get more sun
If you want to naturally boost your energy, the first thing you’re going to want to improve is exposing yourself more to sunlight.
Ever since the pandemic hit, most of us became homebodies as most of us went from working in the office to working in the comforts of our own beds. And this phenomenon made it a tad bit difficult for us to get more sun unlike when we were out and about before.
Sunlight is essential for our well-being, as it helps activates a chemical in our brains known as serotonin which is responsible for giving us more energy and it also helps in keeping us calm, focused, and positive.
So, if possible, try to expose yourself to sunlight as much as possible. If you are not able to do this you can look into taking supplements that can help increase your Vitamin D intake.
2.) Get moving
Try to move your body more, preferably in the morning as this can help boost your cortisol levels just enough to make you feel refreshed to help keep you going.
When you’re physically active, your body will then produce endorphins, which is a chemical substance known to act as a painkiller and even a mood enhancer as well.
Activating endorphin hormones in your body can help alleviate mental and physical symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, or fatigue—which are all factors that can cause or even exacerbate low energy levels.
Something simple as a few push-ups, a quick yoga routine, or the good old stroll outside even for just 10 to 15 minutes to reinforce both movement and sunlight into your routine can give you that quick boost you need for the long day ahead.
3.) Deep breathing exercises
If you notice yourself only taking sips and shallow breaths from time to time and it’s as if you’re running out of breath especially when you’re busy, you might be becoming a chest breather without you even knowing it.
We, humans, are dependent on 3 basic elements: air, water, and food. That’s the reason why practicing deep breathing exercises should be a part of your routine if you want to boost your energy naturally.
Your breath is the most vital energy that your life depends on. In Sanskrit, breath is also known as “Prana”, which is defined as a life force without which we cannot survive, and that is with no argument, the truth.
So try to take a moment, take a breather and observe how shallow your breathing is.
And if you are indeed shallow breathing try to incorporate simple deep breathing exercises (like the 4-7-8 technique or the equal breathing technique) and practice them throughout the day to help increase your energy levels.
4.) Watch your eating habits
A balanced diet is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, and we all know that a healthy lifestyle equals more energy.
Try to eat enough whole foods, whole grains, and good protein to keep you energized throughout the day.
Instead of choosing sugary drinks and processed carb snacks during the day, eat healthy snacks with healthy fats and protein such as nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, and nut butter. These kinds of good foods will support your blood sugar throughout the day and give you the energy that you need.
And also, don’t instantaneously change your diet because diets can make you even feel more tired, less motivated, and less energetic than usual. If you tried a diet before, it’s likely that you felt hungry all the time, which then made you feel tired and miserable most of the time. Stick to what works for you for now, and try to slowly make improvements and changes if you’re planning on it.
Make sure that you stay hydrated because you do not need dehydration to contribute and make you feel more tired if you’re already running low on energy.
Our body is made up of 50-70% water, and during the day we lose water in our body in the form of sweat and urine, and it’s up to us to replenish those lost water as water is an essential component in our body as it helps regulate blood pressure and temperature as well.
To make sure that you are properly hydrated, try to aim for at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water and make sure it’s plain not the flavored ones a day—more if it’s hot outside or you’re out exercising or traveling.
To make sure that you’re getting enough water throughout the day especially when you have a busy day ahead of you, you can set an alarm using your phone or try to download an app like this fun app Plant Nanny that will let you grow virtual plants as you also monitor your daily water intake.
If plain H2O is a little bit getting too old for you, you can infuse lemon, mint, and cucumber along with other fruits and herbs of your liking to add aroma to your water to make it a little more enticing for you!
6.) Don’t underestimate the power of quality sleep
Sleep plays a vital role in our health and well-being, but it can be easy to forget about sleep and take it for granted when you’re a busy individual (i.e., a teacher) always on about work in school around the clock.
However, not getting enough sleep can have serious consequences not only on your physical health but also on your mental health as well.
Sleep is important for the body and brain to function, it also aids in memory, learning, regeneration, as well as the regulation of our body. This means sleep also helps recharge your body with the necessary energy you need for the next full day ahead of you.
So if you are someone who’s having trouble getting quality sleep because of anxiety or stress from work, there are several things that you can do to try and help yourself to get that good night’s sleep!
7.) Avoid people who zap your energy!
When you feel low and exhausted, the last thing you want to have around you are people who will drag you down further and drain your energy. So it’s best to steer clear away from people who tend to be negative all the time.
Negative people have a knack for seeing the worst in everything and everyone they come upon on. They always tend to complain almost about everything about their lives, their jobs, and almost all other aspects of their lives that it’s perfect according to them.
These kinds of people are toxic to your health both physically and mentally because they can easily drain your energy levels by saying negative and toxic things.
But if you can’t physically distance yourself from them, there are a number of things that you can do to minimize the effects of others on your energy levels.
Try not to take things personally because when someone is being negative, they’re typically not doing it to be mean or hurtful, they just don’t know any other way of thinking.
And also try not to engage in arguments as well. If someone is trying to start an argument with you about something insignificant, politely excuse yourself so that you can save your energy on more important things that you have to tackle throughout your day.
You don’t have to let negative people drag you down along with them. You’re the one who can take charge of your life by setting healthy boundaries that will help protect your peace and energy.
Practice positive affirmations and positive self-talk and establish healthy relationships with others. Remember that it’s all about finding people who are supportive and uplifting so that whenever you come across people who zap your energy, you’ll have people who can help you recharge your energy right away!
8.) Know when to seek help
It’s always best to try natural remedies first in the case of wanting to boost your energy, but if all else fails and something doesn’t sit quite right with you, then maybe it’s time for you to seek professional help.
It’s very important for your to talk it out with your doctor to clear out any underlying issues that might cause your low energy.
Boosting your energy is not that hard if you come to think of it, it’s just a matter of you making sure that your body and mind’s needs are being met properly; quality sleep, proper diet, exercise, sunlight, relationship with good people—just some of the things that will set the right vibe and energy that will ultimately help you boost it.
And most importantly, please don’t overwork yourself because work is not your life but only a part of it. If you’re feeling tired and unable to focus on your work, take some time off until the feeling passes instead of pushing yourself too hard.
Finally, if you need help with anything related to getting more done each day—from procrastination issues to stay focused and productive throughout the day—then don’t hesitate in seeking it out!
Until our next one!