5 ways to naturally boost your energy
Your energy can feel like a precious resource. One day you have tons of it, the next day you feel empty.
I know how horrible that can feel, especially when all you feel is exhausted, worn out and run down.
Over the past few years, I have gone from chronic fatigue and many illnesses robbing me of my energy to healing my food allergies and having a ton more energy. I'm not 100% where I want to be energy wise, but I have learned so much along the way and I wanted to start sharing it with everyone.
I now can get a lot more done than I used to, and with a lot less resistance. Instead of feeling like I always need a nap, I have the energy to get stuff done. And yes, I still have days when I need to take a nap or take a day off, but overall my energy levels are like a thousand times more than they used to be.
Here are the 5 things that I found made the biggest difference in my energy levels:
1. Do less. Yes, I said it. Instead of trying to get everything on your to-do list done, simply pick the top 3 most important things to get done and then do them! Often times we waste a lot of mental energy trying to figure out how to get it all done and so we end up wearing ourselves out just thinking about it. Instead of thinking yourself into exhaustion, simply pick 3 things and then get them done! If you get them all finished and you still have time left, pick another 3 and get those done. This method helps keep you organized without making you feel overwhelmed.
2. Do what's easiest first. Often times, we waste our energy procrastinating cuz we don't want to do something that's hard and so we avoid doing anything at all. Instead, if you are finding yourself procrastinating, pick something that feels easy to get done. It will help get the ball rolling easier than trying to do the hard thing first. Once the easy thing is done, pick something that is a little harder and get it done.
3. Watch your thoughts. I mentioned before how your thoughts can drain your energy and it's so true! We spend so much time thinking that we don't notice what we are thinking about. And 99% of the time, unless you have trained yourself to watch your thoughts, you are probably thinking negative thoughts that are draining your energy. Instead of attaching to your thoughts and letting them create emotions (like tiredness), simply watch them and then analyze. Ask yourself, “Is this a constructive or destructive thought?” “Does it make me feel good or bad?” If it makes you feel bad, pick a better thought that makes you feel good. Also you will want to pay attention to how many times a day you tell yourself, “I'm so tired, exhausted, spent, etc.” because what you tell yourself is what happens. Your body will literally respond and create more tiredness.
4. Do something you love for at least an hour a day. So many people spend their lives doing things they feel they need to or should be doing. And so they feel lifeless and dead. If you bring back even just one thing you love into your life, it will make you feel more alive and energetic. When you make a daily habit of doing it, you will create more joy which will give you more energy.
5. Get in nature. Nature is the ultimate healer and I know I always feel better after some time in the woods. Go for a walk in the park, hike in the forest, go camping! Make it a regular habit to spend time in nature and your body will thank you for it.
I challenge you to incorporate one of these into your life starting today! Tell me in the comments, which one are you going to start doing?