LIfe with low energy just isn’t fun. It is like living a half-life, once in which you pretend to like things you aren’t actually enjoying. If your energy is low for a long time, you can begin to feel like one of the characters in a zombie flick. Do you remember the last time that you felt energetic? Like you could conquer the world, seize the day, get everything on your to-do list done? If the alarm going off in the morning fills you with a sense of dread, you’re not the only one. To say that we don’t rest enough is a gross understatement. Many of us go to bed far too late and rise feeling groggy, irritable, and unable to face the day. If we’re well rested, we may just be suffering from having a tightly packed schedule and not enough time to get everything done. Either way, low energy isn’t any way to live. Sunny weather is coming back, and we need to find a way to get the spring back in your step, quickly!
5 Ways to Put the Spring Back In Your Step
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Set a sleep alarm
If you are finding that you have a difficult time getting enough rest, you may want to consider a sleep alarm. It sounds a little unusual, but getting to sleep at the same time every night is important to your sleep cycle. Setting an alarm that will go off every day and remind you of the need to shut everything down and start resting is going to make a difference in you sleeping well and waking up refreshed.
Stop taking so much on
Easier said than done, I realize, but you have to make not overwhelming your schedule a priority. How do you do that? For starters, say no to every project that isn’t completely essential. That will give you time to get everything that is in the way back out of the way, and once that is done, you can begin the process of actually deciding which projects you WANT to take on, not the ones you’ve committed to because your arm has been twisted. Use a planner or an online project manager like Asana to let you know what is on your schedule and read it carefully before consenting to any new projects.
Self Care HAS to become a priority
In the battle against exhaustion, a secret weapon is self-care. When we continually neglect our own needs in the face of our other responsibilities, everything suffers. Taking time for self-care doesn’t take much, you simply have to make it a priority. We always tell ourselves that we are going to do better when we have a little more time when our schedule isn’t so packed when the kids get back to school, but there is no “right” time to begin taking care of yourself. If you don’t start with yourself, you’ll have very little leftover to give to anyone else.
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Consider some vitamins
Sometimes we feel fatigued because our body doesn’t have the proper nutrients to keep us rested. If you haven’t begun already, it is time for you to consider taking a multivitamin. A solid multivitamin is going to ensure that your body has the nutrients it needs in order to function well. When your body isn’t starving for good nutrition, you’ll be able to feel the difference.
Evaluate your relationships
Sometimes the people in our lives could be the source of our waning energy levels. If you have ever felt like you were giving in your relationships far more than the person was giving in return, you know how draining that can be. Evaluate your relationships, not necessarily to remove people from your life – although there’s a place for that – but to see where you can step back and stop offering so much if it isn’t being reciprocated.
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In order to enjoy the good things in life, you have to have some kind of stamina to function with. You don’t have to accept life with low energy. There are ways to ensure that you can get back on track, and if you follow these tips, you’ll be headed in the right direction.