*YAWN* …do I have to get out of bed???
We’ve all been there. Begrudgingly leaving our cozy covers, only to laze through just the most pressing of morning chores.
Look. It doesn’t need to be this way.
Whether you struggle to leave the sheets or you get drained by the mid-day crash, there are 4 simple solutions to your energy crisis.
ENERGY BOOSTER 01 - SLEEP & RELAXATION
Aim for 8 hours of un-interrupted sleep. Yes, that’s not always an easy goal, but here’s a few things you can do to give yourself a fighting chance.
Don’t drink liquids for 90 minutes before you sleep, and empty your bladder right before bed. The goal is to not get woken up to pee in the night!
Don’t stimulate yourself for an hour before you sleep. Don’t think about anything stressful, read anything triggering, or watch anything stimulating. A restful mind will help you get a restful sleep.
Create some sort of nightly relaxation routine before bed. A hot shower, some prayer or meditation, and some reading or journalling can do the trick.
Use natural sleep solutions like doTERRA’s Lavender oil or Serenity Sleep Blend. Learn more about essential oils for sleep.
ENERGY BOOSTER 02 - EXERCISE & MOVEMENT
By getting active during the day, you tire your muscles out and force your body into deep sleep to repair and restore itself. If your body is not tired, it will be restless and keep you up.
Think about simple, fun activities you can do to get active. Here’s a few that work for me:
Hiking / walking (with friends or a pet)
Group fitness classes (or personal trainer)
The goal is to find a FUN way to get active. Explore until you find your groove.
ENERGY BOOSTER 03 - FOOD & SUPPLEMENTATION
Without the right nutrients in our body, you will be tired. You need proper nutrition for your cells to give you the energy levels you want.
Certain foods – generally unhealthy foods – can also really drain your energy. Since they are so hard to digest, all your energy goes there, and you end up feeling lethargic. Other foods, like sugars and caffeine, can spike and then crash your energy levels. To learn more about the impact of food on energy levels, visit my blog post on sleep.
It can be challenging to balance your diet. Even if we do know what we should be eating, it’s hard to change habits. Plus we get emotional cravings for certain unhealthy foods.
A simple solution which works incredibly well for me is taking doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality and MetaPWR supplements. Lifelong Vitality rounds out the missing nutrients from the average American diet and MetaPWR supports metabolism from a cellular level, so your body can effectively absorb the nutrients it’s given.
If you haven’t already started taking these supplements, be sure to start soon! You’ll notice a big difference in your energy levels! doTERRA offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on the LLV, so you can’t lose. Learn more about Lifelong Vitality and MetaPWR.
ENERGY BOOSTER 04 - HOPE & VISION
If you don’t have a reason why you should get out of bed, you’ll struggle to do it. It’s really that simple.
Find something to focus your energy on that you’re really passionate about. If you’re not particularly passionate about anything, make your passion discovering your passion! Try new things that interest you every week until you find something that captivates you.
Two powerful quotes that inspire me are these:
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
― Proverbs 29:18.
When you have a vision for your life, a reason why your life is worth living, you will persevere through any obstacles – even your own laziness! Without a reason to live, ‘people perish’. In other words, they give up on life and settle for a sub-par existence. Hopefully, you can see the importance of having long-term goals for yourself!
I’ve helped a lot of people who were stuck in the 9-to-5 grind discover a passionate career in natural health. If that’s something you’re interested in, I will be happy to mentor you in your journey.
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