In this day an age there are so many things that require your attention. It can be all too easy to feel pulled in about 15 directions. But none the less you have to keep going. And there are so many ways that you can feel burned out. Depending on your job that could be anything from caregiver fatigue to an RSI sure to machinery work. There are some simple tips to help you up your energy levels – but not so that you can burn them on work, but rather on the things that you enjoy doing – but are perhaps too tired to complete during the day. 

Arms Length

Say bye-bye to having your alarm next to your bed, in fact, it’s so close you can hit snooze more than once without moving at all. Put your alarm the other side of your bedroom, so that you are forced to get up and walk to it to turn it off. Once you are up, you are less likely to hit snooze – because the chances are you won’t be able to go back to sleep anyway. 

Cool Off

If you are struggling to wake up, blast yourself with cold water for 30 seconds in the shower. It doesn’t have to be freezing, but it will give you a quick zing. Then use warm water for 30 seconds, and finish with another 30 seconds of zingy cold water again. This rapid change in temperature will give you a boost in your blood flow and kickstart your brain. 

Lemon Water

There are many benefits to drinking lemon water in the morning. The sour taste of lemon is quick to wake up your taste buds, and then following on from that lemon water is intensely hydrating. It tastes nicer than regular water, so you are more likely to drink plenty, and it helps flush your digestive system too. If you really want to wake up, have it cold with ice, but if you want something a little more soothing warm with a drop of honey is lovely. 

Music

Use upbeat music that you love to get ready for your day. Create a playlist with your favourite fast-paced music, and as you get ready in the morning hit play. Usually, you’ll start dancing around – meaning you are inadvertently getting a dose of exercise too. You might like to prepare a few more playlists too, one for the commute and other designed just for dancing out any stress you have. 

Make Your Bed

This little tip is used by a lot of professionals. Simply make your bed every morning. No matter what the day brings you, you will always have achieved something. It is a productive task that also helps set your mind on performing other tasks and ticking them off as you complete them. 

And finally, the best way to get more energy is to understand and accept that when your body tells you you need to rest – that you do it. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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