Boost your Energy Levels
How are your energy levels these days? Do you find that your life is hectic. Busy, busy, busy each and every day? Do you have plans to prepare and work on, task lists to sort out, action notes to undertake… For some of us it seems to go on and on – relentless and never ending.
I find in my life that there is always so much to do and all of it seems to be within a very tight timescale. The pressure is on. But no matter how busy our lives are, it is crucial to make time for ourselves. Ask yourself:
- What gives you energy?
- What helps you to keep life in perspective?
- How do you help to keep the pressures and strains of everyday life in balance?
Here’s my first tip to help to boost your energy levels:
Do anything that is active – perhaps a sport or exercise that suits you and your lifestyle. For example one of the first things that spring to my mind is something very simple. What about just going for a walk? If you can manage an hour’s walk every day, especially in the morning, you will find that it is a great way to wake up to your new day, your new beginning as every day is really an opportunity for a new beginning. And this time of year whilst the conditions are so good, what better way is there to start the day?
Walking through the seasons
Dawn arrives early during Spring and Summer, so it is light and bright most mornings. The weather is great (on the whole), and there is growth in nature in abundance all around you. Plenty of greenery, plenty of flowering plants and shrubs. And of course walking is free! Your walk could be in the countryside, or on a coastal path, or even around the parks and inner city routes. It doesn’t matter where – just important that you get out and about with the sun on your skin (don’t forget your skin protection when the sun is out)!
Moving your body means more energy
Even if an hour is too much to manage, walking for just 20 minutes a day can help to work off the calories you consume. Even a little movement makes a lot of difference. It helps to keep your joints healthy and fluid, whilst boosting your heart rate. There is so much to gain from such a simple exercise.
Early Morning Walks
When I lived in the centre of Plymouth, I would be up and out of the house by just after 6.30 am from Mondays through to Fridays, taking my collie Bella with me. I met up with a friend and her dogs most days and we enjoyed a brisk walk whilst our dogs had a good run. So looking back on those times when I think about it, I achieved a number of things with just one simple task, walking. I achieved getting out and about and exercising. I appreciated being in the fresh air and sunlight (some days)! I benefited from great social interaction and my dog enjoyed a lovely long walk – she got her exercise as well!
So this is my first tip for you, and it is a very easy one to achieve. I hope you find these tips helpful. Read more of my Monday blogs HERE.