We all too well know those mornings when we hardly hear the alarm in the morning and would rather stay in bed. When it seems to be a drag to pull our bodies together and take that first step out of bed. And those mornings where the warm and super soft blanket seems to swallow us and somehow holds us captive.
Other days we find ourselves hitting a low in the afternoon. I am sure we all know that afternoon slump that can strike anywhere after lunch. Those slumps where the brain cells seem to shut down like a computer does. With a long to do list ahead of us while we are struggling to restart that computer.
Or we know those times when we come home, perhaps after a day at work, and we have the best of intentions to get some things done before we snuggle into our warm cozy bed. Those nights where all you want to do is to relax onto the couch with a blanket and a hot chocolate.
Today I am sharing 3 easy things that you can start implementing today for more energy and vibrancy:
- Start your day with lemon water. If you haven’t heard of lemon water, it basically involves filling up a jar with 500ml of water and the juice of half a lemon. If you like you can also sweeten it with some maple syrup or some honey. During the night the body cleanses. If you have lemon water you assist this process in the morning so that it can continue with this process until you have breakfast.
- Move your body for at least 30 minutes a day. This may sound like a lot, but once you note down some ideas on what you can easily incorporate, it may be more achievable than you think. For example I love to go for a walk during my lunch break. There is more than one benefit to a lunch time walk. I get fresh air but I also get exercise. I also find that this helps me to stay more alert in the afternoon.
- Get sufficient sleep. This is so important and most of us don’t even realise how crucial sleep is to our productivity and our energy throughout the day. It may take some experimenting to find out how many hours of sleep that you do need. Sleep is when the magic and recovery happens. I can certainly tell when I do not get sufficient sleep. Have you ever heard the saying that we speed up by slowing down?
What practices do you currently have that help you have more energy throughout the day? Please share them in the comments below.