Monday, May 23, 2016

How To Feel More Energized

With many of you finishing up your school year and starting summer you probably feel a bit drained having used a lot of your energy to study for exams and finish the school year strong. Even those of you who may have been out of school for a week or so can start to feel the laziness that summer can bring. While that is a nice change of pace you don't want to waste your summer away doing nothing. In both cases, a little energy can do wonders for your attitude and productivity during the day. When you're feeling a bit sluggish here are a few of my tips on how to feel more energized and ready to take on the tasks ahead.

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Stretch Right When You Wake Up
Right when I wake up is definitely not when I feel most energized even if I've gotten plenty of sleep the night before. Stretching right when you wake up will help you to move around a bit and slowly get your body ready for the day. Not to forget to mention how good it feels to take some time to stretch in the morning!

Coffee
One of the coffee shops I go to when I am home has "It's 6 am somewhere" written on its wall and although it doesn't have to be 6 am for you to drink coffee I thought this was clever. Coffee is definitely my vice when I am aiming to feel more energized and specifically iced coffee gets me going. I think I need this coffee mug with my attitude towards coffee! 

Get Some Sun
Getting outside in the sun with some fresh air is especially effective for me when I've been studying in the library for a while. If you feel like you're lagging halfway through the day go outside for a walk or take a call from outside. The quick change in scenery and chance to be outside definitely help me to feel more re-energized.

Hydrate
Drinking water throughout the day and staying hydrated is a great way to help keep you awake and energized throughout the day. If I haven't had enough water my head will start to hurt causing me to be less focused which isn't ideal. Carry a cute water bottle with you all day to help encourage hydration!

Eat A Filing Breakfast 
I get NOTHING accomplished when I am hungry. Eating a filling breakfast, one with a bit of protein, is the best way for me to remained focused for most of the day. I also like to keep snacks with me so that I can eat a little something every 3 or 4 hours to avoid ever getting hangry. You can always find me with some of these granola bars (ps ordering these from amazon is so much cheaper than buying them at the store).

Workout
Working out is a great way to make sure you have a bit of energy throughout the day. While there are benefits of working out right when you wake up sometimes I like to save my workout until the afternoon when I am starting to feel especially tired. Working out helps me to feel more energized and focus better after the fact.

Chew Gum
When I am feeling tired and need something mindless to help keep me going chewing gum is my go to. I find this especially helpful on long car drives when interstate driving becomes a little too same old same old. Chewing gum is also a great thing to do while studying to keep you awake and help you focus on what you're doing. This is my favorite gum at the moment.

Set A Bedtime And Stick To It
The best way to feel more energized is to get enough sleep. I definitely struggle with this one at school but setting a bedtime is a good way to make sure that you are winding down at a reasonable time in the evening. Think about when you typically need to wake up in the morning and try to count back at least 8 hours and make that your designated time to go to bed during the week.

I hope your Monday is filled with a lot of energy so that you don't have to use these tips but if that isn't the case then I hope these work for you! Leave me any additional ideas to feel more energized below as I am sure other readers will appreciate them too! 

7 comments :

  1. I've never thought about chewing gum as a way to keep you perked up, but now that you said that it totally makes sense! I'm going to have to keep a pack of gum in my desk at my job and my internship! Sticking to a bed time is so difficult for me, but it really is so important in making sure you're well rested and ready to go the next day. It just doesn't come naturally for night owls like myself!

    xoxo Taylor | Positively Taylor

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  2. I 100% agree about getting sun! I feel so much more awake if I go outside and get some vitamin D for a couple of minutes!
    -Olivia
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  4. Would you consider doing a post about a couple of your go-to healthy and filling breakfast recipes? I'm a junior in high school about to start exam week and I'm looking for some good ideas as I'm also trying to get better about eating breakfast!

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    1. That would be a really fun post! Since your exam week is about to begin and I'm not sure I'd have it up in time my go-to breakfast is a Kashi Cinnamon Waffle with peanut butter on it. If you happen to like bananas (I don't) you could chop one up and put a few slices on top and that would probably be god too!

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  5. Great advice! Last summer I was so bad at being unproductive, but I'll definitely use these tips!
    XO Alyson | mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com

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