Do you ever have days when your energy is low?. Like most people, you may have insanely busy days, a full schedule, or are suffering from lack of sleep and when that energy slump strikes mid-afternoon it just doesn’t help.
Here are some ways to put a spring back into your step even on the days when you feel dog-tired.
1. Drink more water.
Dehydration causes fatigue, so keep your body hydrated throughout the day. Caffeine can jumpstart your body initially but too much, and you’ll see your energy levels plummet as it spikes blood sugars (even when black) and stresses out your liver. Start your day with a glass of water, and keep in mind that coffee is dehydrating. How you can tell?
Stick out your tongue…you should see a wet shiney reflection over the entire tongue as if you are looking into a lake…not pasty dry spots.
Regular stretching not only keeps your muscles and tendons healthy, it also maintains a free flow of oxygenated blood to your most vital organs making it an excellent way to increase vigor in your life.
Tight muscles pinch off the channels/vessels that your red blood cells travel down to carry the oxygen making it very hard for your body’s cells to properly get all the life giving oxygen it needs.
3. Get a whiff of citrus.
The smells of oranges, lemons and grapefruit have beenshown to be energizing, so drop a slice or two into your water. Lemon in your water kick starts both phases of liver detoxification also…and you need an efficient liver to feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning!
You can also incorporate citrus-infused shampoos and body washes into your showers. For a quick midday refresher, get a whiff or two of citrus-scented essential oils.
4. Listen to music
Plug in that ipod and take a few minutes to listen to your favourite music and inspirational speakers. Put together a personalized soundtrack that you can listen to while getting ready in the morning, during the morning drive to the office or to tune out to when you need a midday recharge. Music can sharpen our mental focus and boost our moods.
5. Hang out with friends who cheer you.
Co-workers, friends and family make the good times great and the bad times bearable. Even just chatting with the postman or the barista can help boost our energy levels and power you through to lunch. We are meant to help each other, so talking to someone in sincere interest with a genuine smile will come back to you in a positive and energized way.
Don’t waste time with energy vampires. Be polite and in your mind wish the very best for those people that you simply feel drained after hanging out with….but don’t spend a second of your precious time with them any longer…you have too many important things to accomplish and to do for the world to let one person hold back your efficiency!
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Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist Elisabeth Bastos is founder of the Natural Care Family Clinic that has now expanded to the Bastos Natural Family Center in Southwestern ON since 2005. She has proven processes for restoring mental and physical balance, using simple systems for root cause healing. She is a wife, mother of 2 small children and author of 2 books, the Energy Guide and her Intolerance Free Simplified Recipe book that now empower families internationally. She has contributed to Chatelaine, appeared on experts live and is a professional speaker empowering individuals, families and other Naturopathic Doctors. To learn more about her foundations of transformation visit
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This information is the opinion of Elisabeth Bastos and does not constitute medical advise and is not a replacement for regular visits to your medical doctor. Please consult with your medical doctor before making any changes as a result of information/articles by Dr. Bastos ND