Tired of waking up without energy day after day especially on Monday mornings?
Well, you are not alone. I will share some tips to help.
Your responsibilities and obligations might not be letting up any time soon, but there’s good news: developing healthy habits has a huge impact on your energy levels.
In the morning:
* If using an alarm, don’t hit snooze: This is because before you’re even out of bed, this culprit sucks away energy for the rest of the day.
Hitting the snooze button makes it more difficult to wake up and ends up affecting your energy levels all day long.
If waking up on your own feels like a long way off, simply get up when your alarm goes off.
* Start hydrating immediately: Drinking water helps your body perform at its top potential all day long, but first thing in the morning, it gives your digestive system a kick in the right direction and starts energizing your whole body.
Keeping water at your bedside will help you start sipping as soon as you wake up.
* Choose the right breakfast: Eating a satisfying breakfast offers your body the energy and nutrients it needs to feel great all morning long.
Take a tip: go for foods that are a mix of complex carbs, proteins and healthy fats.
This will help balance your blood sugar for the day, which keeps your energy up and keeps crashes away.
* Fit in a workout: Starting your day with exercise is one of the best ways to feel energized before you head to the office. I love to skip in the mornings.
In the afternoon:
* Get fresh air: Feeling stuck at your desk leaves you feeling drained and disconnected.
Step away from work, go outside for some fresh air and take a walk during your break.
It may seem like a luxury to leave, but you’ll come back to whatever you were working on with a fresh perspective and much more energy.
*Declutter your workspace If you work at a table like I do: When your desk (or inbox) looks like a war zone, it’s setting you up to feel stressed out and wiped out.
Take a few minutes every day to clean up and get organized, so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming later.
A calmer, work environment keeps you feeling “on,” connected, and productive.
* Eat an energizing snack: As tempting as those goods from the vending machine can be, they won’t offer your body the sustainable energy it needs.
Keep healthy snacks on hand at work to stave off unhealthy cravings and support your needs.
In the evening:
* Skip the nightcap: After a long day, a few glasses or wine or a nice cocktail might seem like the perfect way to unwind, but alcohol can disrupt your sleep cycle and leave you feeling exhausted the following morning.
If dealing with energy issues, it’s best to just say no to alcohol before bed.
* Turn off electronics: If you keep your electronics on all night, it will affect your sleep pattern and your demeanor the following morning.
Before bed, skip the tube or your laptop, and wind down with an article or book instead.
This change seems small but makes an enormous difference.
Get to bed: Quality sleep is one of the best ways to ensure energy the next day.
Listen to your body, hit the bed earlier, and make sure you’re getting up to seven hours of sleep every night so you wake up feeling fabulous, energized, and ready to take on your day.
I love you, I love your health
Your favourite family physician,