Looking for ways to boost energy and make it throughout the day?
As female entrepreneurs, we have a lot of work and a busy schedule. And, yes, it can be tiring. I constantly try to do my best to stay healthy and energetic enough to complete everything on my to-do list.
In addition to that, I have to pay attention to my menstrual cycle so I can align my energetic efforts with my body to be my most productive self. Maintaining your energy over the long haul is the key to increasing energy levels. However, everyone gets rundown.
Here are some energy boosters that you can do today so no matter how busy your life is, you can manage to boost energy throughout the day!
1. Keep Your Stress at Bay
I know, I know… Stress is not that easy to get rid of. But the good news is, that we can try to control it or keep it at bay.
Stress-induced emotions are overwhelming and can consume huge amounts of energy. It creates feelings of anxiety, worry, and tension. Recognizing factors that are setting you off and finding a healthy way to deal with stress are both important.
One tip is to keep a stress diary — record information about the things that are stressing you out. List them all out and check if there are patterns when you feel overwhelmed and then find ways to better handle it. Such as meditation and yoga.
2. Cold Showers Boost Energy!
Warm showers may be relaxing, but they may also leave you feeling drowsy, especially in the mornings. That’s definitely not a good way to start a high-energy day.
Instead, a cold shower can boost your energy because it wakes you up. Take note that a cold shower is any shower with a water temperature below 70°F. Other significant health benefits of a cold shower are increased endorphins or happy hormones, improved metabolism, and improved circulation.
3. Ah, Coffee Break! You Need It.
Take a mid-morning coffee break. It is a natural stimulant that helps us stay awake, stay alert, and stay focused. You can ensure you get the most out of your coffee by timing your coffee intake around the natural rise and fall of your cortisol levels. How?
The best time to drink coffee is thought to be 9:30–11:30 a.m. when most people’s cortisol level is lower. Caffeine can increase cortisol, a hormone that can enhance alertness and focus. It also regulates your metabolism, immune system response, and blood pressure.
Researchers believe that drinking coffee when your cortisol level is at its peak may further increase levels of this hormone. Elevated levels of cortisol over long periods can impair your immune system, causing health problems.
However, you should always consult with your physician when it comes to coffee; caffeine is not good for everyone so it is always good to be careful.
4. Hydrate – It’s the Key
Our bodies are made up of about ¾ water. We’re water sacs, ha! When you don’t get enough of it, you end up dehydrated, which can leave you feeling fatigued and drained.
Water hydrates all our systems, which in turn hydrates our cell, tissue, and organ regeneration. By keeping our blood at the right consistency, we can help deliver oxygen to our muscles, which immediately boosts your energy.
I have this habit that I call “WAFEE.” Instead of drinking coffee first, you’d be drinking water to hydrate your body. Here’s how:
- Before you go to bed, set a full 20-ounce glass of water next to your bathroom sink.
- After you wake up, brush your teeth and drink the water!
This also benefits your digestion! Drinking enough water will help keep the enzymes and bacteria in your digestive tract running smoothly and this helps get your bowels moving for better digestion.
5. Eat Your Breakfast to Boost Energy
Eat breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day! People who eat breakfast every morning report less fatigue and stress than people who skip it. High-fiber foods, like hot oatmeal, are better energy boosters as they tend to stick with you longer.
My favorite breakfast meals usually have eggs! Remember to pay attention to the different food groups you eat so you can keep a balanced diet and start the day off with your best and healthiest foot forward.
6. Light Lunch for a Heavy Workload
Don’t skip lunch, just eat a light, balanced lunch. Eating heavy meals puts your digestive into overdrive and uses up a lot of your body’s energy.
Here’s what you need to do — eat a nutritious lunch. Say goodbye to foods high in carbohydrates and sugar like bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes. This food can increase serotonin production and make you feel groggy. Instead, focus on whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats.
If you’re not a fan of cooking, I highly suggest you get an air fryer. You can cook healthy meals with little effort.
7. Snack Time!
Eating healthy snacks will help your body perform optimally. Your brain needs fuel to function at its best. When your blood sugar level drops, your mind will start running on fumes and will feel fuzzy as a result.
So if your head is starting to droop, eat a snack that will give you enough energy. As mentioned, stay away from sugary snacks. Instead, focus on foods with protein and slow-burning carbs like banana slices with peanut butter or granola with fresh berries.
Luckily, we live in a moment in time where we have a plethora of healthy snack options that taste like heaven! No need to compromise flavor in the name of good health.
8. Move More, You Need It!
Exercise can boost energy! It increases your endorphin levels, the hormones that are released when we do something that requires a burst of energy. Move around every chance you get, even if it’s just to pace in circles while you’re on the phone.
I have a habit called “Movement Part-ay”! It is designed to give you that last jolt of energy to make it through the night after a long day of work. Here’s how to do it:
- Think of your favorite song or any kind of music that makes your body want to move.
- Then find it on YouTube, Spotify, Tidal, or whatever music source of your preference you’re using.
- Find a private space where no one’s watching and let the music take over your body.
- Plug your headset or earphones and move your body as the music makes you feel.
- Feel the movement, soar with the music. Be in the moment and let your body do the expression it desires.
The trick here is to give yourself permission to LET GO. Literally, dance like no one is watching!
PS: Try even turning off the lights or dimming them out for a different experience.
9. Relax… Practice Yoga & Meditation
If feelings of stress and anxiety are leaving you feeling drained and overwhelmed, yoga and meditation may be just the thing. Practicing yoga and doing daily meditations can promote a mental state of calm and peace and help you focus your attention.
You may feel increased mental and physical energy, a boost in alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings after getting into a routine of practicing yoga.
10. Sunlight is the Golden Hour
Many of us live hectic lives often away from the sun indoors whether it’s at home or at work. Not getting enough exposure to natural daylight may have an effect on your mood.
You can also practice mindfulness outdoors. Take a walk, observe, smell your surroundings and be fully present in the moment. Do this for ten minutes! If you cannot leave indoors, then sit by a window and breathe in the outside air. If space has plants, sit by the plants and breathe their clean oxygen emissions.
11. Time to Take a Stand
We spend a lot of time in our seats and hunched over a keyboard — the main reasons why we have shoulder and back pains. Standing while you work and incorporating subtle movement increases your energy. It improves blood flow and brain activity.
12. Time to Hangout with Upbeat Friends!
Emotions are contagious and your upbeat friend can boost energy. People who are constantly negative and down can sap your energy, while those who are always up and excited can give you a real lift.
13. Mind Your Posture
Slouching takes work… and energy! Your muscles have to work harder when they’re in an unnatural position, which makes them fatigue faster. With good posture, you don’t waste energy as your muscles are being used efficiently.
14. Getting a Goodnight Sleep Can Boost Energy
Not getting enough sleep can leave us feeling exhausted. The perfect ways to get a restful sleep are to take a warm, relaxing bath, listen to relaxing music, and do some breathing exercises.
For more sleep tips, check out: 15 Tips on Better Sleep
Those are just a few ways for entrepreneurs to boost energy. If you need help in achieving your health goals, here’s the EXACT formula I use to meet my goals EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. My Inevitable Success Kit is a step-by-step blueprint that shows you exactly what you need to do and how you need to do it so you can live your life the way you always believed you could!
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