March 27, 2018

How To Get Your Energy Back

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There comes a time within your life where you may find yourself running low on energy. Your battery is on its last legs and you need to take a much needed time out. This isn't necessarily something that happens with age, because you can lose your energy in your twenties, right through to your elder years. Energy can be both physical and mental, and it can drop for various reasons.

The most important thing that you can do is to try and pinpoint why you don't have much energy. Have you changed a routine in your life that is now leaving you tired? Are you ill? These are all the sorts of questions that you will want to ask yourself. Once you have an idea, then you can focus on how to make things better.

When you don't have much energy, you will feel drained and generally exhausted, and if you don't look after yourself properly, you may slide down that slippery slope of depression, and once you're there it's very hard to climb back out of it. Depression causes you to lose interest in things you may have once enjoyed. You might stop being as social as you were - closing yourself away at home and avoiding any other contact or tasks because you simply can't handle even the thought.

So to avoid this from happening at all costs, you need to keep hold of that energy. Here's how:


Sleep
Sleep is highly underrated -- people are constantly busy and on the move, and they forget just how important getting a good night's sleep is. It's like plugging your phone to charge in order for it to be full again. Regardless of the career you have or the lifestyle you live, you need to ensure that you get enough sleep, this being at least 7.5 hours every day. One way that you can make sure of this is by sticking to a routine - even on the weekend when you don't have to be up early - you should go to bed the same time. If you are often on your phone or staring at a computer or tv screen, you need to shut everything off 2 hours before you plan on going to bed. This is because the bright light stimulates the brain - waking it up. So you will find it a lot harder to fall asleep. Keep everything dark and cool, and you should drift off into a nice, natural sleep.


Control Stress
The more stressed you are, the more energy you're burning on something that shouldn't be given attention. Stress is such a bad emotion that causes an awful lot of havoc on your whole entire being. It not only makes you feel low within your mind, but you could get ill from it. You are more prone to have a low immune system when stressed, you are more likely to get acne, lose sleep, get headaches, and feel miserable. One great trick for trying to combat stress is to simply breathe. It sounds awfully obvious, and yet taking a second - or five minutes to really focus on your breathing works wonders. Deep breath in, deep breath out - breathing in the goodness, and breathing out any negativity you're holding. Meditation comes in many different forms, but applying the basics to your lifestyle can have a wonderful impact overall.


Supplements
Supplements are a brilliant way to give your body things they need in a contained form, being able to target specific areas that need that little bit of extra help. Certain products work to stimulate parts of the brain that make you feel more energized and ready to target the day ahead of you. These are great if you're having to go to work or study, as they increase your productivity so that you can get more things done by focusing better and blowing away any brain fog that you may have been prone to getting before. Not only that but you can even feel more energized physically, allowing you to do physical tasks with a lot more ease. You can find out more online, so do your own research until you know exactly what's right for you.


Slow Down
If you feel as though your life is running a mile a minute, then you need to just slow down a little. If work is getting rather hectic all of a sudden, then calm it down. If things are out of your control, then ask to have a word with your boss. While this is never something anyone wants to have to do, sometimes your health is more important than your ego. And besides, your boss should respect you for being honest and admitting that things are getting a little too much for you at the minute. Come up with an idea that suits both of you, whether that be lightening your workload for a while, or even just taking a couple of days off to focus on getting yourself back to where you were. So discuss your options, and don't be afraid to put yourself first for once.


Eat Right
Eating foods that have sugars in them that absorb slowly will mean you are able to burn through the day slowly, rather than in one go and then be tired for the rest of the day. This means things that are high in fibre, nuts, and healthy oils like omega 3. You should also try and eat small meals more regularly, rather than just a couple of big ones, and this will make you last longer and stretch your day out. It can also manage to trick the brain because you are keeping it steady with all of the best nutrients and vitamins instead of feeling fatigue after a big meal - which quite frankly always triggers you to feel sleepy because you've burnt off so much energy just from eating it all.


So the next time you're wondering why you feel so exhausted - remember everything that has been mentioned and apply them to your lifestyle.

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