Where your attention goes, Energy flows
Lack of energy
Fatigue and a lack of energy have been problems during my life. Burnout, grief and stress takes up a lot of energy from you and my auto-immune disorder is certainly not helping me either.
Fortunately, I’ve also learned that there are things I can do to alleviate it. Below are some energy boosters that have worked for me and others over the years. Try them to see which work best for you, and use more than one at a time if necessary.
Different types of music have different effects on us, but you can learn which are best for you by trial and error. Once you find the music that wakes you up, keep it ready.
It is recommended that we get 6-8 hours of sleep per night. This is a tricky one. I have had periods of time where getting enough sleep was really difficult. Try to relax with a simple meditation. Take a hot shower before going to bed. Turn off or stop looking at your mobile and preferable don’t keep your mobile in the bedroom.
Talk about something interesting
Have you ever seen a tired person start to talk about something they’re passionate about, and suddenly “wake up.” It’s a powerful technique you can use for yourself. Have a few “favorite” subjects that get you going.
For some of us, caffeine makes us more tired when it’s abused, but short-term, it can work wonders.
Several slow deep breaths help oxygenate the blood supply better, and especially seems to wake up the brain.
Have an energy drink
The verdict isn’t in on most of them, but it’s a cheap option to try. I seem to get something from the ones with Ginkgo Biloba in them. But be careful not to drink too many of these.
Move your body
Sometimes just getting up and walking around the house helps boost energy levels. My favourite is to put on some uplifting music and dance through my kitchen while cooking or cleaning.
It’s not a quick solution, but many people notice an increase in their energy level when they get regular exercise.
Hot and cold shower
Try a minute of hot water, then a minute of cold, alternating for six minutes. This isn’t for those with weak hearts, but it will wake you up. Incidentally, research shows that this also revs up the immune system.
Often, a little sunshine and fresh air can be very energizing.
Performing Reiki on yourself is an instant stress reliever. Easy to learn and easy to do. You can actually do it anywhere. In the bus or train to work, while watching tv.
Would you like to experience what it is like to receive Reiki? Why not make an appointment for a one hour session. You will love it, I guarantee you.
Maybe you would want to learn it yourself after receiving it!