We all need just a little more of it; energy! However, it can be hard to find it in this sleep-deprived, fast moving world we live in. Here are some ways to energize and re-invigorate your mind, body and soul, so that you can truly enjoy the longer nights and glorious sun drenched days of summer!
Manage your time
One of the biggest reasons that we are lacking in energy simply boils down to mismanagement of time. We try and cram so much into our days that inevitably, we wear ourselves out, and find that we barely have time for that big energy drainer – lack of sleep. Make lists in order of priority, and plan to check them off as efficiently as you can. Learn how to say ‘No.’ Juggling a dozen tasks, errands, and events will drain you fast.
Put down the doughnut! Refined carbs, especially when consumed for breakfast will find you hunched over in a sugar slump faster than you can imagine. Try complex carbs, whole grains and protein for sustained energy. Be a grazer and get through energy dips by noshing on half an avocado or a small handful of nuts.
Go play outside!
Your mother had the right idea! You may not be the biggest fan of exercising, but getting your blood moving is the greatest antidote to fatigue. Go for a walk, play some beach volleyball, anything to get your heart pumping. The biggest bonus to this plan? You’ll get some sun– and some Vitamin D exposure. Vitamin D is essential to help the body absorb calcium from food.
Spending time with loved ones is an excellent mood booster and energy enhancer. Make the effort to regularly set aside time to laugh, reminisce and simply be with the people in your life that uplift, encourage and motivate you. Plan a night out with your craziest, kookiest friend and live it up!
Let things go
Let go of past sorrows and upsets. They only serve to drag you down. Find ways to move on and forgive, you’ll feel as though a massive weight has been lifted from your shoulders, which will give you back reserves of energy you had been missing. Think of any attachments that are holding you back such as a squabble or quarrel, and let them go. Seriously, life’s too short.
Add an hour to your sleep routine. Take more cat-naps. Consider a siesta! Do whatever it is that relaxes and gets you in a state of calm and restorative rest. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, a session in the sauna, massage, or an adjustment, find time to get the rest our bodies so desperately crave and need.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
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