Do you ever find yourself struggling to get out of bed? Or do you find yourself watching the clock because the day seems to be dragging? As you get older, it can feel like you never have energy. I should know. I have two active boys, a husband, a live-in grandfather, and a whole slew of animals. Having a high-energy day can be a challenge, even on the best days.
My body doesn’t quite work like it used to. However, you don’t have to live your life this way. Here are some ways to make sure you are energized throughout the day.Tired? Here are some tips to keep your energy up — no matter the time of day! Click To Tweet
Avoiding the Snooze Button Can Help You Get Energy in the Morning
First things first. When your alarm goes off, DO NOT hit the snooze button. You might be thinking, well, maybe just one or two times couldn’t hurt. But they can!
Falling back asleep after you hit the snooze button will cause you to begin a new sleep cycle. You most likely will not complete it before that annoying alarm sounds again, making you even more tired. It's best to avoid this and just get out of bed on the first go around.
Have A Healthy Breakfast
Always be sure to start your day with a healthy breakfast. I know you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You see, it's a saying for a reason and not just all talk. Many people usually skip breakfast because they don’t have time in the morning (guilty!).
However, it is essential to make time to eat. Breakfast will give your body the energy to get going for the day. Even if all you can manage is a whole grain bagel, a banana, and some vitamins as you run out the door. It's a must!
Exercise Can Boost Energy When Tired
You can do this at any point throughout your day. Your workout doesn’t have to be an exhausting, full-blown crying at the end workout. Even a little exercise is known to release endorphins in your body, which will help boost your attitude.
Happy people are generally more energetic and motivated to get things done. Of course, just walking can help you boost your energy (and that's super simple to do).
Avoid Screen Time
Some people have jobs that require them to look at a screen all day long like I do. But if you find yourself watching videos on your phone during lunch or constantly checking out the latest social media updates, you will put extra strain on your eyes. This is something that you most definitely do not need.
This can cause you to become more fatigued. So instead, make the most of your day. On breaks, get some sunshine and exercise instead. This will ramp up your energy instead of putting you into a coma.
Sunshine Can Help You Be More Energetic
Simply walking outside can help you have energy all day long. When it’s sunny out, your body loves it!
The sun helps you wake up and enjoy the day, and just plain gets you feeling better. It's amazing what a little sun can do, so get outside NOW!
If you can't catch some sunlight because of the weather. You might want to include natural energy drinks in your diet so you can boost your energy levels and enhance your performance throughout the day.
The Right Foods Can Increase Energy Levels
This one will hurt a bit, but your diet does help dictate how you feel. If you’re overloading your body with bad-for-you-carbs, then you won’t have energy. Feed your body some good stuff so that you can have the power to sustain yourself all day.
Your diet needs to be good most of the time for the tired feeling to go away. It’s okay to indulge occasionally, but be good to yourself. Your body will love you for it!
These are great ways to have more energy, it can be hard to have some days! I definitely notice the difference when I eat a healthy breakfast. Sometimes I go without and it really affects my day.
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What breakfast foods give you the most energy?
I so appreciate this post! Energy is something I would give anything to have. Thanks for the advice!
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We all could use a little more energy I think
For the Kindz giveaway, I am posting re what helps me boost my energy. Okay, I always start the day with breakfast, meds, and vitamins. I have mobility issues and walk with a cane, but use a fitness tracker to ensure that I get in at least 12,000 steps daily. Some of those are done via Chair Marching… and any scoffers should try it… I overdid it initially and woke up the next day with more muscles aching than I knew I had. I also do chair exercises, some with dumbbells, and some others using a chair back for support. I do not drive, so I get in a lot of walking to bus stops and to destinations once I disembark. Exercises helps!
Wow, 12,000 steps a day is a ton more than most people get! That’s amazing. You’re a true encouragement!
I try to get enough sleep. I also make sure I don’t drink too much caffeine or have it after 2pm as it can stop me from going to bed.
Yeah, caffeine can stay in the system for a while. That’s a good idea.
Yes! You’ll want to avoid that snooze button. It won’t do you any good. That, and a good set of vitamins to get you through the day
That snooze button is killer. It can be an easy habit to fall into.
coffee, coffee and more coffee- haha just kidding. I do like some alone time to recharge my batteries though.
Coffee is definitely a NEED in our house sometimes. I don’t blame you one bit, ha!
I try to make healthy choices and eat well and take vitamins. Also, I have recently started walking a mile every morning and that helps me keep my energy up and I feel healthy.
Exercise, even if it’s just walking, makes a big difference in energy levels. Sounds like you have a great routine.
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I like Nature Made brand vitamins and take a few of them. I believe too that natural energy can come from good health.
Yes, good health is important and it really can make a huge difference in your energy levels.
It’s so funny because I do all of these things but at night. I’m so backwards!
ha! Hey, you have to do whatever works for you. Each person is different.
I struggle getting out of bed some mornings but that’s because of Hypothyroidism. It really sucks some days. I do take Vitamin D to help boost energy though and I’ve purchased Nature Made vitamins in the past. I think it’s about time to pick up another bottle or two.
That definitely sounds rough and is a good excuse for having troubles getting up and at ’em. Yes, get those vitamins, girl!
What helps to boost my energy is when my 5 year old granddaughter steps into the house. Let the fun begin.
Kids are definitely great for making us find the energy we didn’t know we had. 😉
I try to avoid that snooze button as much as I can. Sometimes it’s not possible but it definitely makes a difference not to hit it.
Oh yes, it’s much easier if you don’t keep letting your body fall into that sleepy mode. It can make you groggy for the rest of the day!
Kim Lee (@KimsCravings)
I definitely need to check this out! I would love to have more energy throughout the day!
I think everyone would! It’s one of those pretty common issues these days!
Despite dry skin, I make sure I take a shower every morning, shortly after I get up to wake me up fully. No more wearing sweats all day as I feel better when I’m in jeans! I grab my cup of coffee and sit out in the sun for 10 minutes. Great way to start energy for the day.
That sounds like a great routine! I have found that getting fully ready for the day seems to give me a different type of energy as well.
Sunshine does the trick for me. It perks me up everytime.
The sunshine poking through the window helps me get up and at them as well. It’s why I try to not use thick curtains.
Kelly Hutchinson (@KickingWKelly)
I have days where I feel I have zero energy! I need to up my vitamin and supplement game with Nature Made!
That always helps a ton! Vitamins are vital to keeping your body going!
Great reminders you mentioned in this post. I have been following most of these steps or atleast trying my best but snooze button is so evil. I usually don’t even realize I have hit it during sleep. >.<
That snooze button is an easy one to fall into. My husband hits it about 18 times, ha!
i always feel dull in morning ..you have share some great tips to be energized whole day.
I’m glad you enjoyed the tips! Some mornings, I feel dull as well.
Getting sunshine or just going outside is always my go-to pick me up! You never realize how staying at home or in the office can really drain your energy. Natural sunlight brightens your day and reminds you it’s daytime!
It’s so true! Getting plenty of sunshine helps wonders.
The gummies look really delicious! For me, I need to sleep earlier if I want an energy boost for the next day.
Getting plenty of sleep is a big one. If you don’t give yourself time to get that sleep, it’s hard to get energy boosts, period.
I feel like I am always dragging lately, so I’ll take these tips to heart. I’m terrible about eating breakfast but I really should start, even if it is something small.
Remembering breakfast is a pretty hard one. You’ll get into a routine soon enough though!
yup ! what a good post as i know a lot of people need! been doing all above though i can improve with my breakfast
It seems breakfast is a tough one for many. It’s not easy to fit it in there! If it’s not mandatory, we will often times cut it but we should see it as mandatory!
I have to remind myself to eat breakfast each morning. It does help give me the fresh start to a day that I need. ~client
Those calories and the boost of carbs definitely makes a difference. Your body needs something to burn in order to get energy.
I am terrible at hitting the snooze button…maybe that is why i’m trying to doze off all day. I do get a lot of sunshine though! I love being outdoors. Great tips, thank you!
Glad you enjoyed them! Yes, sunshine and making yourself get up and at ’em will make a big difference!
These are great suggestions. Going outside is my favorite way to boost my energy in the middle of the day.
There’s just something about the fresh air and sunshine that revitalizes a worn out body.
You know, I do every sing one of these recommendation, but when it hits about 1pm, I am dragging. I really need to find something that will help. I would love to hear any additional tips you have.
You may have a vitamin deficiency. I’m in no way a doctor but sometimes when you try many things, even taking a multivitamin, and can’t seem to get enough energy, it often stems down to a vitamin deficiency.