6 Tips to Increase Your Energy
- During this time of COVID-19, you may have found yourself feeling tired and unmotivated.
- There are some healthy habits that can boost your energy level.
- Try making these simple changes and you’ll see some real improvements in how you feel.
“It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.” That’s Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, known for his dim outlook on things. Most of us don’t want to be an Eeyore, nor be surrounded by Eeyores, though this year’s COVID-19 challenges have, at times, made it difficult to stay energized and keep a positive outlook.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your energy levels, Medium.com has an article, “9 Habits to Increase Your Energy.” A few of these tips are a great starting point for getting you on track.
Number one, go to sleep early. It makes a big difference if your body’s well-rested when you get up every morning. Aim to get seven to eight hours each night.
Number two, exercise daily. It doesn’t need to be two hours at the gym. You can go for a walk, do some burpees, try some strength training, or whatever it might be that you have the time and ability to do. Just make sure to do something every day, and you’ll find it really increases your energy levels.
Number three, do the hard work when you’re refreshed in the morning. There are a few people who work better later in the day, but for the majority of people, getting the hard work done at the start of the day leads to a feeling of accomplishment that sets the tone for the day.
Number four, when you have meetings at work, start them off by having everyone state one positive thing that’s going on in their life. This comes from The Strategic Coach® Program and it’s very effective for putting people in the right frame of mind.
Number five, read or view positive stories. There are so many negative stories out there – you don’t even need to search for them, as you’ll undoubtedly run into them without trying. They’re draining to read and view. But you can be intentional about seeking out things that are more positive in nature to help improve your mindset and, ultimately, keep your energy levels up.
Number six, get better friends. Oftentimes, we have damaged relationships that bring us down, making us feel worse about ourselves and our lives. When those friends are consistently doing this to us, it’s time to reexamine those relationships. Seek out friends who lift you up and leave you feeling energized and positive.
Hopefully, these are habits you can implement in your daily life, if you aren’t already practicing them. Give them a try and your energy levels will follow. Until next time, enjoy.
Gary Klaben is in our Glenview, IL office and serves our clients who are now located all over the country. He has over 30 years of experience and is the author of Changing the Conversation, Wealth of Everything and co-author of The Business Battlefield. Whether advising his clients, mentoring his team, or coaching entrepreneurs, he is always simplifying complexity and motivating others to take the next action that’s right for them.
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