10 Ways to Recharge Your Energy Naturally

10 Ways to Recharge Your Energy Naturally

Feeling fatigued and tired? Are you experiencing low energy levels and a lack of motivation? Although these phases don't last forever, they can still be very draining and demanding on your mind and body. This often happens as a result of long work hours, lack of sleep, or even a poor diet.


So what can you do about it?


You don't have to let fatigue and lack of motivation hold you back and lower your productivity levels. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get back on track so you can be the best version of yourself.

Get Moving

Though exercising may be the last thing you want to do when you have low energy, it’s actually the best thing you can do. As explained by Everydayhealth.com, exercise releases neurotransmitters like endorphins, which can improve mood, lift depression, and give you more energy.

Set Goals 

There’s actually a body of behavioral science called goal-setting theory, in which thought leaders Locke and Latham say setting goals helps mobilize energy, leading to higher effort. Set realistic goals and watch your motivation and forward energy improve.

Make a List

Get more mojo in your day by creating a daily to-do list. When you have a clear daily plan, you’ll allocate the energy you have for things on your list, and checking them off can move you towards completing more items. Productivity Coach Carl Pullein provides tips for an effective list.

Eat or Drink These

Everyone knows that a shot of espresso can give us a pick-me-up, but did you know you can use foods like bananas, spinach, quinoa, coconut water, and eggs as sources of long-lasting energy? Dark berries and fish with omega-3 also are recommended.

Meditate

Meditation, combined with practicing yoga such as the Asana and Pranayama forms, has been shown in studies like this one to increase growth hormone (GH) and DHEA in the blood, helping to combat the effects of aging. DHEA is found in many energy supplements, but mindful practices can increase it naturally.

Listen to a Podcast

If you’re looking for increased drive and motivation to accomplish your goals and improve your outlook, try one of the fabulous podcasts available online. You can choose from many popular series which focus on motivation, health, decluttering, and more. 

Lighten Your Load

There are countless sources of advice about the burden clutter places on our lives, financially, physically, and psychically. You can find books dedicated to how having too much stuff blocks the flow of energy or chi. Giving things away to grateful recipients can help motivate you to let go.

Take a Siesta

Set the alarm and try a short nap (just 20 minutes or so). Healthline says this is the ideal length of a midday nap to boost your energy level, deal with frustrations, and improve your mood.

Get Wet

There are several ways to use water on your body to revive your energy:


  • Energy flagging due to lack of sleep or having to wake earlier than usual? Grab a warm shower followed by a brisk, cool rinse. 
  • Conversely, if you’re drained at the end of the day or tired from sports, a warm soak in the tub with lavender-scented Epsom salts can rejuvenate tired muscles. 
  • If you have access to a pool, swim some laps, or have a jacuzzi, use the jets to massage away tension.

Do for Others

If you lack motivation due to too much time on your hands, find a cause to which you can devote some attention. The volunteering site HelpGuide.org shares that volunteering energizes through increasing motivation, renewing creativity, and bestowing multiple wellness benefits. The organization also provides links for volunteer opportunities.

The Takeaway?

If you feel like you don't have the strength or the determination to get through the day, there are various steps you can take to recharge your energy naturally. Even simple things like exercise, meditation, and brief naps can make a huge difference. Want longer-lasting results and a more productive lifestyle? Try incorporating these steps into your daily routine!

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