Lack of Energy? Tips to Enjoy Your Day – Even If It’s Monday!
Do you wake up every morning still tired? Are you rolling into work feeling drained even though you slept through the night? Unfortunately, when we don’t take care of ourselves with the right foods or exercise regularly, our bodies won’t catch up like is used to. Here are some tips to try out to help you last the whole day without having to recharge in an unhealthy way.
Are You an A.M. Snoozer?
Do you hit snooze button the moment you hear that alarm? Some of us even have more than one alarm to wake us up so we don’t oversleep. Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to get up and not feel like it’s the same as climbing a mountain? Unfortunately, hitting the snooze makes it even harder for us to get going; even though it doesn’t feel that way (getting extra Z’s).
Try and place your alarm away from your bed so you have to get up to turn it off. Also, sipping water shortly after you wake up will get your GI system in gear, so keep some water next to that alarm or on your nightstand. Getting in a morning workout (Bootique 6:00am and 7:15am classes!), walk/run, or yoga moves will get your blood flowing and your body feeling great as well.
Last but not least, make sure you eat a healthy protein packed breakfast to help your mind and body last through those morning meetings or getting the kiddos ready for school.
Maintain that energy from the morning! If you are indoors all day at work, take 15-20 minutes of your break to go for a walk and get some fresh air. Put a reminder on your phone or work calendar to make it easy for you to notice.
If you are at home or with the kids, set a time every day to go for a walk or something active to keep that blood pumping. Make sure you also have a healthy snack and keep hydrated with water all day. If you are used to drinking soda or coffee to keep you energy up, switching to green tea will offer more benefits and won’t keep you up all night.
It’s very tempting to have an after work or after dinner cocktail to wind down. Unfortunately, having a few drinks before bed can disrupt your sleep cycle, making it more difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Switch to an non-caffeinated tea or warm water with lemon if you feel like something to drink. Take a nice warm bath, read a book, or listen to some music to wind down. Try and turn off your tv at a decent time and out your cell phone down for the night. You need to unplug for the night too!
Soon enough you will be getting a better night’s sleep and ready to start your day all over with your new energy filled routine. Get your z’s, get your healthy food, and get moving!