Top Five Ways to Improve Your Energy Levels
Let’s get right into it! Below I share my top five ways to help you improve your energy levels. A little bit is better than nothing and I bet if you try even one of the five tips I list below you’ll notice a difference!
Drink lots of water
Ok, I get it this one sounds super obvious. You’d think being a yoga teacher and fitness instructor I would be all over this, right? NOPE. In 2017, I tried a fitness program created by my friend Danielle Grenier. She’s an ER nurse, nutritionist and personal trainer. Last year, she decided to get off social media, she stopped offering her amazing fitness and nutrition program and she’s focusing on nursing (or else I would share her Instagram page and website with you!). Anyway, I did her Emerge Fitness program and she taught me a lot about nutrition. One of the main reasons I hired her and took her program was because my energy levels were so low. I even went to the doctor about it, but I checked out fine. I was active, eating healthy, going to bed early but I was still exhausted all the time. The week I increased my water intake, I noticed a huge shift in my energy levels. I’ve recommend this to clients who are struggling with their energy levels as well and they were also surprised by how much of an impact this had! Give it a try and let me know if it helps you too.
2. Hangout with positive people and ditch the energy vampires
Positive people radiate good vibes. When you hang out with someone who’s genuine, happy, uplifting, positive and optimistic how good do you feel? When you hangout with someone who’s negative, draining (yes I call them energy vampires), how do you feel?
Protect your energy~ I’m not saying you need to cut people out of your life. But be aware that other people’s energy will have an affect on your own. If you’re struggling with your own energy levels, try being more mindful of who you’re spending your time with to see if it makes a difference.
3. Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time
Even on the weekend? YES.
I know it’s hard, and trust me I’m not perfect at this one either. It’s not as simple as drinking more water. This tactic requires a little more discipline that’s for sure, but it will have a drastic impact on your energy levels. If you’re serious about increasing your energy levels, this is a must. Try doing it for a little while to help you reset.
4. Sleep DEEPLY
It’s not about how much “sleep” you get it’s about how much DEEP SLEEP you get in a night.
I could write a whole other blog post about how to sleep deeply, sleep routines and the importance of sleep, but here are a couple quick tips for how to sleep deeply to help you improve your energy levels.
No screen time before bed. Exposing yourself to that light before bed is too stimulating and it can delay the release of melatonin (hormone involved in sleep).
Don’t have caffeine, drugs or alcohol within a few hours of going to bed. All of those things will affect how deeply you sleep.
Try reading or meditating before bed to help you sleep deeper.
5. Meditate and exercise daily
If you’re not a regular meditator yet, check out my free 5-minute mindfulness audio to help you get started! Meditation helps so much with relaxation, mental clarity and reducing stress. When you spend time stressing about unnecessary things you’re not using your energy efficiently and meditation can help you fix this!
I think we all know exercise improves our energy levels! But do we even know why? Well, it’s because it releases endorphins, helps us manage stress and improves our blood flow and cardiovascular health.
Try meditating and exercising daily to help you improve your energy levels!
For those of you who are interested in learning more about meditation and developing a strong practice, I will be opening up registration for the Soul Squad (my online meditation program) at the end of the month! To be notified, you can sign up here.
I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions feel free to comment below or send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org.