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5 Simple Ways to Find the Energy You Need

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us complain about tiredness a lot. Often it becomes a daily quest to feel more energetic, but the real answers may be easier than we think. Focusing on the basics could be all it takes to get back on track and feel great.

Here are five ways to feel more energetic from dumblittleman.

Rest well – However you can swing it, make sure you get 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Four to 6 hours just won’t do it if you want to feel energetic the next day. Start by setting a regular bedtime and shutting down caffeine in early afternoon. Follow up with a good mattress and pillow, a noise filter to clean the air and create white noise, and blackout drapes to shut out light. Then see if you can do without your electronics at bedtime. If not, at least shut them down an hour before bedtime.

Lower stress and gain energy – As we all know, stress can be very tiring. Think about the things that help you relax and try to work them into your day. Short walks, visits with friends, time for music or a good book can all work to mellow you out. Making the effort to solve ongoing problems, and reduce daily pressures, helps, too. The more level you can make your life the more energy you may enjoy.

Love what you do – People have been telling us this for years, but sometimes the advice to choose work that we love is still ignored. If you are a word person, do words. If you are strictly numbers and analysis, do that. Bending yourself to fit the wrong position may pay well, but fail to pay off in the long run. I have known several people who made a fortune, but finally jumped ship to do what they really wanted to do.

Keep moving every day – Thirty minutes of exercise a day sounds like a simple goal, but deadlines, people, and numerous other requests can conspire to sideline the effort. Make the effort to put that 30 minutes into your schedule in a spot where it is easy to accomplish, and then make it happen. Choose routines that you really enjoy to give the goal even more momentum.

Eat fresh, healthy foods – Don’t try to fuel a busy schedule with coffee, sugar and processed foods. Give yourself a break and shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, low fat dairy, poultry or fish and lean meats. Make the effort to find recipes you like, and dine with friends.

Try this basic approach to energy for a couple of weeks and see how you feel. If you are still feeling tired, see your doctor for a checkup to spot any other issues.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Schaumburg, Ill.

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