9. Drink a lot of water.
Dehydration, in even its most mild form, can cause sleepiness. Drinking water constantly throughout the day will keep you hydrated and your energy levels high. In most cases water will even remove the need for any caffeine.
10. Go easy on the coffee.
The caffeine in coffee will definitely boost your energy, and it is a more healthy choice than most energy drinks. However, gulping down your coffee will just make you feel like you need more. Instead, sip slowly and take your time drinking it. Do not drink coffee in the afternoon because the effects of coffee stay in your system for a long time and might keep you up at night. If you suffer from insomnia, this might be one of the reasons.
11. Relieve stress.
When you’re stressed you burn through your energy much more quickly. You’ll feel drained, cranky and in a slump. Meditation is a great way to slow down your body and remove stress. Your muscles will relax, your blood will flow better, and your breathing will be deeper and more regulated. Stretching and yoga have much of the same effects. Take five to ten minutes here and there throughout the day to stretch or meditate. You will feel more energized and it will help prevent stress-related disorders.
12. Get a full night’s rest.
This is a tough one for moms, as duty often calls in the middle of the night. However, getting enough sleep during the night is imperative for having enough energy for the day. The better sleep you get, the less of these other methods you will have to utilize because your body will already have energy stored up. Doctors recommend at least a good six to eight hours every night. Even if you have a busy schedule, do what you have to and go to bed at a decent hour to stay in a natural rhythm of sleep.
13. Chew gum.
Studies show that chewing gum will improve your mood and increase your levels of alertness. Gum chewing mixes energy expenditure and energy intake, allowing for a perfect balance of energy.
14. Do something different.
Shaking up your routine will keep your body and brain alert and stimulated. Go for a walk, do a crossword puzzle, or take five minutes to stretch. Sitting for long periods of time will cause you to become drowsy and lazy. Even if you can’t get away from the kids, make a point of doing something different each day to keep you stimulated.
It’s no secret that aerobic activity of any kind will increase your energy levels. Exercise is one of the best ways to improve your energy, though it can seem daunting to people who don’t think they have the time or physical ability to work out. But you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get in enough exercise. In just 20 minutes a day of working out, running, dancing, rock climbing, or pilates will make a huge difference. Even little things like biking with the kids or choosing the stairs over the elevator can make a big difference for your energy levels.
If you want to be the best in everything you do, you need energy. It is important in every aspect of your life and crucial for success. Luckily, it is very simple to attain the energy you need. Most people complain about not having any energy, but they don’t change habits or try to do anything to improve. Well after reading this list you don’t have any excuses, so grab a lemon and get energized!