Energy unfortunately isn’t endless. There comes a point when we burnout. Yet, there are ways to ensure you don’t hit rock-bottom before you realize you’re over-burdened. Here are few suggestions to try and get some energy back.
You know the drill- 7-8 hours of sleep a night at minimum. If you’re not sleeping, try to find out why. Is your room conducive to sleep? Are you jazzing yourself up just before bed with late-night TV or nibbles? Try turning off the TV and the snacks at least one hour before bed. Darken your room. Use a sound machine if you need to. And sleep.
The best way to find energy is to actually create it. Lying around doesn’t move energy, but moving does! Try to add more activity into your day, even if that means going up and down your stairs a few more times.
Often times we end up tired because we’ve forgotten to put fuel into the tank (or we’re dieting and think that means forgoing meals). To keep your energy up, you need to eat every four to five hours when waking. Start your day with a hearty breakfast and a well-rounded lunch. If any of your meals are smaller, let it be dinner when your nighttime energy needs are less.
We’ve talked about the need to take things off your plate when your energy levels are low, and we’re serious about it. When you spread yourself too thin you do everything with less energy or vigor. Try saying no to one thing this week. Next week, make it two. You do not have to be the yes-woman to be a strong woman. In fact, the opposite is more likely true.