7 powerful strategies to boost your energy sky high! Or in other words, how to take back control when fatigue is sucking the life out of you! If you are simply done with feeling tired all the time and are ready to try a new approach, read on!
Struggling with fatigue is no joke. It is invisible, it is destructive, and it affects absolutely every aspect of your life. No one else can see it or feel it. It is your private struggle to bear.
On the outside your life looks pretty good: you have a home, a job, you pay your bills on time, you plan holidays, you go out with friends. But ON THE INSIDE, IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY.
You’re tired, you feel flat, and you just don’t have the joy and energy you used to have. You aren’t as fit as you used to be, and your body is just not as forgiving. Those pounds are piling on, and when you run to answer the phone, it takes an embarrassingly long time to catch your breath.
You tell yourself it’s just…
You tell yourself it’s just your age. It’s just that stressful project at work, and once that’s behind you, you’ll feel better. Or maybe you overdid it this week and a quiet weekend will soon put you back on track.
Except that it doesn’t and deep down you know that these are just coping strategies. It’s what you tell yourself to make this awful exhaustion easier to bear. But you know it is more than that.
The fact is…
- You’ve always given 100% to everything you do and kept little back for yourself.
- You always put the needs of others before your own, even when you were dog tired yourself.
- You are so strong, capable and reliable that people expect you to fix their stuff, to go the extra mile but NO ONE ASKS YOU WHAT YOU NEED.
- You simply don’t have the time or the energy to focus on a new diet or exercise regime. You don’t have time to relax, to recharge your batteries.
- Right now, although you have achieved so much, and you really shouldn’t complain, you feel like your life, and your health are not really on your terms.
The reality is you are tired to your core, and something has to give.
Like with anything that is the result of weeks/months and probably years of ‘stuff’, there is no quick fix. But there is LOADS YOU CAN DO to boost your energy. So to start you off in the right direction here goes.
7 Tips to boost your energy
Here are my 7 top tips to reclaim that energy:
Eat really really really well. Get some wholesome, nutritious foods inside you so that every single cell in your body is happy. So that all the wonderful functions your body carries out every day are supported with the ingredients your body needs. I’m talking about a healthy gut, healthy brain, healthy heart, muscles, nerves, chemical processes that can just flow… food is the key. And you can start TODAY. Did you know that it takes only 3 days of eating better to start healing your gut microbiome? And say “NO!” to all the stuff that hurts our cells: especially sugar, a low fibre, beige diet, and processed stuff. We don’t need it, and your body definitely doesn’t want it.
Get good at relaxing. No you don’t need to start meditating (although it’s pretty good stuff), or sit crossed legged and do breathing (that’s pretty good too). It is so important to balance our super busy lives which are all about action, getting up and going, worrying, planning, plotting, scheduling, deadlines, doing two things at once and living tomorrow today. We need to slow down, just a tiny bit, so there is a bit more spaciousness in the day. Time for a few moments here and there to savour the good stuff. A beautiful piece of music, a long hot shower, just time to stop and stare at the sky. Knowing how to give yourself these moments is absolutely key to boost your energy and have a healthful life.
Sleep like a baby! Enough said. You can read more about how to get a great night’s sleep right here.
No not exercise, or going to the gym, or signing up for a marathon. Just moving! We are a nation of sedentary folks, and our bodies hate it. Our bodies are trying to let us know, because a body that doesn’t move much, gets sick. Think of water that doesn’t move- it gets stinky and stagnant and horrible… am I painting the picture here?! Moving is such an energiser and so great to boost your energy. Go on, try it!
Laugh more! And if you don’t feel like laughing much, then fake it till you make it. Even when we just put on a belly laugh, it stimulates the happy hormones. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
Connect to people who get you and who share your interests, passions, beliefs, and values. There is no greater joy than shared experience and connection. And it boosts our emotional energy like nothing else. You can read more about the importance of connection here.
Find your passion and pour yourself into it. Be that a project, a job, a cause, a hobby, a relationship…. our passion is the emotional energy that can invigorate us like nothing else.
So now you have some pointers as to which way to go, I strongly recommend you choose one and make a start. TODAY!
A life without fatigue
Can you imagine what it will be like when you get this fatigue fixed once and for all?
✨ When instead of waking up groggy, you wake up fresh, happy, vibrant and enthusiastic about your day ahead.
✨ When instead of your energy crashing every afternoon, you have energy that easily lasts all day, and you enjoy the whole day right into the evening?
✨ When instead of never really knowing when you will have energy, so you stop making plans, you can easily make plans, feel confident that you will have the energy and vibrancy to enjoy them?
✨ When instead of battling with depression, feeling disconnected and joyless, you feel vibrant, motivated, and inspired.
✨ When instead of the weight piling on and those carbs and sugar cravings just destroying your efforts over and over, you lose weight naturally, eat healthy because it’s what you truly enjoy and eat more than you do right now?
If reading this is making you feel excited, or hopeful that this could be possible for you, then let’s have a talk and see if I can help you get this sorted once and for all.