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!