Boosting mental and physical energy is essential in our modern fast paced, energy draining society. Without energy we will feel an absolute and utter exhaustion that can reduce our efficiency and productivity, which will ultimately affect our goals and our health. To continue to do our best work each day, we need to find new and fun ways to boost our energy.
To add a dose of fun, try creating daily rituals that you actually enjoy that will increase your mental and physical energy.
Here are a few daily activities that you could try to boost your own physical and mental energy:
Some many lifestyle changes rise and fall on self awareness. It’s mainly because we are all so uniquely different. So a one size fits all plan is as effective as a personalized one. It’s really plain ole common sense, or at least it should be. If you don’t possess any self-awareness, then you won’t have a clear idea of what is draining your energy in the first place. Developing self-awareness isn’t for the faint at heart, but you can develop it over time by simply paying attention to yourself and how different things affect you. Start by trying to pay close attention to noticing your energy dips. As you identify these triggers can help you come up with a solid plan to address the issues.
Refocus on the Big Picture (Your Vision)
Do you have a vision for your life? Is it written down? It’s true that none of us knows exactly what the future holds. But we can take hold of some of the future by creating a vision for our lives. This vision centers around the things in our lives that we can control. This is where you can dream and no one can stop you. Here’s where you can decide how you want your life to go. Not having any plan for your life can be exhausting for many different reasons. One of the top reasons is that you have no real reason to create boundaries. Boundaries preserve your energy and keep you from being all over the place.
On the other hand, when you focus on your vision you can harness your energy and point it in the direction. Not only that, being focused is energizing. Being constantly distracted has the opposite effect. So, if you don’t have a vision for your life, now is a good time to start dreaming about your wonderful future. Don’t forget to write it down.
Use Your Energy More Skillfully by taking breaks
While self-awareness can help you identify the source of stress and energy drain, having a vision for the future can give you direction for that energy. However, you need to recognize when you should stop and take a break. Taking small breaks throughout the day will help boost your mental and physical energy and increase your productivity.
Master Your Morning Routine
What you do when you first wake up is a major contributing factor to the amount of mental and physical energy you’ll have for the rest of the day. This doesn’t require you to do anything elaborate. Just waking up ten to thirty minutes earlier than you usually do and taking time to be silent and gather your thoughts or engage in another creative activity can energize you and place you in a more optimal state of mind. As you know there is a lot of information circulating about the power of a meaningful morning routine and rightfully so. Setting the foundation of your day can have major benefits in the energy department. It can make you feel a sense of calm and control.
Master Your Evening Routine
You don’t quite as much about creating an evening routine, yet it is extremely beneficial to your overall energy levels because it has a profound effect on your sleep quality. The energy level that you have during the day is highly dependent on whether you’ve had a restorative night’s sleep. If you find that you lack energy throughout the day, then you need to focus on improving your quality of sleep.
There are several things that you can do to improve the quality of your sleep at night.
* Turn off your electronic devices at least one hour before bed.
* Set a regular bedtime and wake time.
* Have a nightly ritual to help calm your mind and prepare you for sleep.
Master Your Moods
Have you ever noticed how much energy it takes to harbor negative emotions? It’s exhausting for you and everyone around you. So do yourself a favor and work on your moodiness. It’s not worth the price you pay in mental and physical energy drain.
Get Active, Baby
This is just fun, y’all or at least it can be. Physical exercise is a great and fun way to boost your mental and physical energy. That being said, you don’t have to spend countless hours at the gym to benefit from physical activity. You can head outside for an afternoon walk, put your favorite popping music on and dance around your living room, or take a leisurely stroll around the block. Even if you only get active for seven minutes, a few times interspersed throughout your day, you will see an instant boost in your energy and your joy!
There are a lot of ways to boost your physical and mental energy. You don’t have to settle for exhaustion. Stop accepting a life of exhaustion, focus on increasing your energy and start living better. The effects will show up in many different areas of your life.
Be well + prosper,