5 Steps to Take to Reboot Your Energy
Do you need to reboot your energy but don’t know how to do it?
Whether you’re drained physically or emotionally, you’ve come to the right place, my friend.
No, you don’t need an energy drink full of sugar, calories, and jitter-inducing substances. No, you don’t need a triple shot of espresso. No, you don’t need an expensive treatment.
Ways to Reboot Your Energy
This article will lay out a failproof, five-step plan to help reboot your energy.
1. Ditch The Sugar
Do you get these sudden urges or cravings for something sweet? Do you rely on it to give you a boost of energy?
If so, you may have a problem. Sugar addiction is real and it wreaks havoc on your metabolism.
Yes, many people can get a sugar “high” from sweets, but a crash always follows this. The reason you get a sudden jolt of energy is the same reason you lose it so quickly.
Sugar is a simple carb — as simple as they come. This simplicity allows the body to quickly absorb the sugars into the bloodstream, resulting in a fast burst of energy.
Quickly on its tail is a drop in energy levels. Now, the body has overproduced insulin to counteract all that cake, ice cream, candy, or whatever other sugars you scarfed down.
Simple carbs slow down the body’s systems, including the brain, leaving you extremely unproductive for the rest of the day. You can’t concentrate, and you suffer from fatigue, even jitters, anxiety, and dizziness.
Cutting out as much sugar from your diet as you can will help your energy levels maintain themselves naturally. You won’t be continually riding the rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows.
2. Drink Healing Fluids
The purest form of healing fluid is water, so make sure the bulk of your drinks are just good old fashioned H2O. This is a calorie-free cleansing liquid. It refreshes, it heals, it’s delicious. You just can’t go wrong with water.
Of course, there may be times when water might sound too bland for your taste. Then you can drink other healing fluids that have some flavor.
Green tea is a healthy choice since it is full of antioxidants, and it gives you a little boost of energy from natural caffeine content.
If you feel drained, coconut water can help you feel better. Coconut water is like a natural sports drink because of its high electrolyte content.
In third world countries, coconut water is often used as a substitute for IV fluid because it’s affordable and does the job well.
If you need something a little more filling, you can always blend up a green smoothie. These not only hydrate you, they also provide you a hefty dose of vitamins and minerals.
3. Soak Up Some Rays
Have you ever sat for a few minutes with the sun on your face and feel like you are recharging your batteries? You can actually feel your whole body saying, “aahhh!”
The sun is a powerful energy, and it shares some of that with you. Sunlight gives you vitamin D, a vitamin that you can’t make on your own without direct sunlight. It’s essential for a healthy immune system and strong bones.
Vitamin D can also help you keep your energy levels up. Besides that, fresh air is exhilarating, giving you renewed vigor.
Getting a daily dose of sunlight can also prevent seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This very fitting acronym stands for the onset of depression during certain times of the year, usually the season with the least sun.
4. Get Moving
Being active or working out releases feel-good endorphins into the bloodstream. Endorphins can make you smile and give you positive energy to be more productive for the rest of the day.
Exercise will boost your metabolism, which will make you a more naturally energetic person without the need for caffeine or sugar.
Many people think that they have to work out for an hour every day to reap the benefits.
Yes, consistency in your training is a significant factor in the results. However, even a short workout can boost your mood and energy enough to make your day more successful.
Check out this quick eight-minute workout that will get your heart pumping enough to break a sweat.
5. Sleep In
When you lack energy and your to-do list just isn’t getting done, you tend to stay up later trying to catch up. This will only dig you a deeper hole. You won’t regain that lost energy without consistently getting quality sleep.
Make it your goal to get more than seven hours of sleep every night. This doesn’t mean you go to bed at 11 pm when your alarm is set at 6 am. If you don’t fall asleep until 2 am, you didn’t get the sleep you need.
If you have trouble falling asleep at night, there are a few tricks that you can use to help you regulate your sleeping habit. First, set a schedule and follow it.
This schedule should be as close to the natural rising and setting of the sun as you can make it.
Second, make sure you are getting enough natural light during the day and block out all bright light late at night. This means turning off all electronics a couple of hours before bed.
Try not to eat anything heavy before bed, but you also don’t want to go to bed hungry. It’s also important to limit your alcohol intake.
Reading through these steps, you might be thinking that it’s easier said than done. While that is true, this five-step plan is still very doable.
The best form of approach is to get one step down at a time. If you try to change it all up at once, you’ll be more likely to get overwhelmed and discouraged.
It doesn’t matter which step you start with; many of them interconnect. For example, you’ll drink more water if you exercise more. You’ll probably get healthier sleep, too.
The goal is just to start and keep progressing. Before you know it, you’ll have energy in leaps and bounds.
About the Author
Caitlin Sinclair is the Property Manager at VICA with five years of property management experience and many more in Customer Service. She shares her passion for her community and looks forward to making VICA the place to call home.