Energy is more than physical strength. It is life itself. Energy is an individual's capacity to sustain activity whether physical or mental.
10 Simple ways to be more energetic throughout the day
There are small things you can fix to get a burst of energy that will take you through the entire day.
If your energy is low, you cannot sustain any activity and starting can be hard. It appears in low motivation, disorganisation, restlessness, and unconsciously seeking things that further drain that energy.
Boosting your energy is a combination of positive things and activities including your belief in a higher power.
Here are ten of them.
1. Aim for deep sleep at least three times a week. Even though it is recommended, getting seven or eight hours of sleep can be unrealistic sometimes. So instead start with a few days of quality sleep. Two or three days is a good start. Use these tips for quality sleep rather than aiming for the recommended duration.
2. Avoid negative people. Sometimes negativity is a habit or simply part of someone's psyche and that's okay. However, if you sense it and feel it affects you, don't ignore those sensations. Some people can be around negativity without it affecting them and others are not built to resist it.
3. Focus only on things you can control in every moment. There's a very limited number of things you can focus on at a time. Just like there's a limited number of things you can see, touch, hear, or smell at a time.
It is normal to think about the past, and wonder about the future, with people or things were different. However, it steals your attention from current practical things and tasks.
4. Eat simple meals, eat on time, eat healthy portions, and hydrate with water, juice, and fruits. Eat to ease hunger not to feel full. It can help you improve your gut health and regulate the nutrients and toxins you consume.
5. Connect with your religious belief. It can be through prayer, going to places of worship, or solitude with yourself to talk. Help people more often, and if you cannot, accept that. Avoid directing negative emotions towards anyone or activities.
6. Infuse passion in the things you do. Allocate great meaning and purpose to small everyday activities. Ask yourself why you do certain things. Find pride and joy in simple tasks. Connect them to long-term goals and benefits.
7. Take small breaks to refresh. Days can be consuming and bombard you with stimuli that you lose yourself becoming a reactive ball of thoughts and emotions. Create moments to break away and ground yourself.
8. Have a vision for your life. Get a vision board for all the things that matter to you and what your purpose is each day. It will help you feel connected to something bigger than your daily struggles and challenges. It can keep things in perspective and give you a rush of motivation.
9. Do something you like or enjoy every other day. Whenever you can, whenever you remember to take care of yourself, do something for yourself. It can be hard but if you do it even once a week, it can make a difference in your mood.
10. Say 'no' more often. Sometimes saying no can be in the form of silence, withholding interaction, suggesting other suitable ways, and declining offers, among other things. It doesn't always have to be about saying 'no'.
Energy is connected to things that add value to one's life. It can be about cutting down or increasing certain actions. The best part is that even a small change can make a difference mentally, physically, or emotionally.
Remember that increasing energy usually means removing 'bad' things rather than doing more 'good' things.
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