How to Stay Energized (even if you’re already exhausted)
The holidays can be exhausting for everyone. Actually, life can just be downright tiring!
Getting to a place where you can feel energized and maintain that energy is key to avoiding burnout, staying passionate about what you love, and bringing your most creative and vibrant self to your work and your hobbies. Sounds great right?
You can’t just rely on coffee alone to get these results though. You need to energize and nurture yourself in more ways than just caffeine (don’t worry, I’m not trying to take away your coffee, or matcha, or pumpkin spice latte - GASP!)
Part of staying energized includes consuming the right fuel. As delicious as the ice cream is, you can’t expect to only eat ice cream sundaes for days at a time and then feel amazing and energetic (but wouldn’t that be freakin’ awesome?). You need a good combination of fruits, vegetables, proteins, carbs, and healthy fats. Making sure you have enough fluids, especially water, tea, and herbal infusions will greatly benefit our levels of energy. Being dehydrated basically causes all of your organs to shift into slow motion, so getting at least the recommended 1 liter of water per day will have great added benefits for your overall well-being.
Don’t forget that during a workout you sweat and lose fluids, meaning that if you do hot yoga or work up a sweat doing some HIIT training, you’ll need to replenish with additional water!
Getting your joints and muscles actually moving can work to wake up your body. As your body moves through both powerful and gentle asanas (yoga poses) and your body builds heat, your nervous system, lymphatic system, digestion, and cardiovascular will respond by activating, waking up, and sending energetic signals throughout your whole body.
Try committing to doing a yoga flow designed to give you that much-needed burst of morning energy each morning. See you how you feel on day-one, after a few days, and within the week. I guarantee you that you will feel more energized in the morning and will maintain that energy in a more sustainable way throughout the course of your day.
If you have a job where you’re sitting a lot or camped out at a desk for the greater part of each day, or you find yourself doing a lot of holiday travel, getting up and stretching periodically will have tremendous benefits for beating developing tension.
This will work to once again wake up and activate some of those muscle groups that might be tempted to slip into sleep mode. Taking a break from your computer and phone screens, giving our eyes a rest, sipping on some tea, or taking a quick walk are additional ways that we can wake up and feel a bit refreshed during even the busiest of days.
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