Always feeling tired, drowsy and stressed out? Learn the secrets of staying alive, alert, and energetic throughout the day.
Have you ever gotten up in the morning with your muscles feeling like lead and your brain reluctant to get alert? Do you find yourself yawning in the middle of the day, craving for a few minutes of sleep? Do you find yourself too tired to go out with friends or family at the end of the day?
A few simple lifestyle changes will help you combat fatigue and give you the boost of energy you need to keep you alert – both physically and mentally – throughout the day. Below are some energy booster tips that you want to consider if you want to stay alert and energized all the time!
- The first thing to check is the amount of sleep you are getting. Do you know that your mother was not kidding when she told you to get 8 hours of sleep every night? When you are asleep, your body is at its most relaxed state, and a good sleep will allow you to wake up energized and refreshed. To make sure you easily drift away to dreamland, avoid exercising at night and avoid watching suspense-filled TV shows or movies as these activities stimulate your brain and get your heart beat up, making it more difficult for you to catch your zzzz’s.
- A glass of warm milk can help get you in a more relaxed mood. Soothing music or relaxing nature sounds can also help you get drowsy. You may also want to try aromatherapy or using scented oils or candles to calm you. Chamomile and lavender are two scents that are sure to make you feel light and meditative. Also, turn off bright lights and make sure the temperature in your room is right so you’ll feel more comfortable as you sleep.
- Tweaking your diet can also increase your energy levels. Whole-grain foods, vegetables, and fruits especially those high in magnesium (green vegetables, avocadoes, bananas, legumes, nuts, and seeds) are a good source of long lasting energy. Instead of eating 3 large meals a day, try dividing these into smaller portions which you can eat 5 to 6 times a day. This helps avoid the peaks and valleys experienced by your blood sugar levels after digesting a heavy meal.
- Lastly, get some exercise! Find a fitness activity that suits your personality and lifestyle. Whether this be walking, dancing, swimming, running, or biking, pumping up your heart rate increases the amount of oxygen-rich blood received by you brain and muscles. Exercise gives you greater stamina and is a great way to reduce stress.
To stay alert and energized throughout the day, all it takes is a routine change. Bet determined to conquer the day by saying yes to these positive changes.