11 Caffeine-Free Tips for Increasing Your Energy
We need energy to function – that is a given! If you are experiencing a lack of energy, feeling tired regularly and generally unmotivated then chances are you need to do something to improve your energy levels.
Here are our top 11 tips to increase your energy and feel good:
Movement and exercise is a great way to boost your energy. When you partake in exercise whether light to intense, it sends feel good hormones throughout your body and in turn provides you with a boost of energy. Aim to move in some form each day, whether be stretching, a light walk or doing a gym session. You’ll feel better for it.
We need oxygen to survive and give us energy so breathing is essential to our energy production. If you are feeling a bit low on energy or need a boost especially in those mid afternoon times when we tend to slump, then stand up and take 10 deep breaths. If you can, go outside and get some fresh air.
- Drink more water
Water is another element critical to our survival and the amount we drink also has a direct reflection on our energy. If we aren’t drinking enough we can dehydrate which naturally drains our energy. To make sure you are drinking enough water in a day, calculate your daily requirement. Multiply your weight by 33 to get the number of millitres you need to drink. Eg if you weigh 65kg x 33 = 2145ml (2.15 L). If you are drinking filtered water, add a pinch or celtic sea salt or himalayan salt to revitalise the mineral content in the water.
Lack of sleep is a big drain on your energy. Make sure you are getting enough sleep each night to rest and repair your body. The body naturally goes through the repair phase between 10pm and 2am so ensuring you get some shut eye during this period will help you feel more rested and energetic when rising.
“Focus goes where energy flows.” If you are focusing on stressful, negative or frustrating things you are going to decrease your energy. Recognise when you are focusing on these and shift your focus. Break your state, stand up, move around, have a drink. Do something to break your focus dramatically on that item. Aim to focus on happy, life affirming and positive things and it will naturally lift your energy and motivation. Practice shifting your focus daily and you will begin to train your brain to adapt when it is getting into a negative state.
- Eat healthy
A big energy component is obviously food. You eat food for energy, that is the main purpose. Make sure you are fueling your body with good healthy nutrient dense food to keep your brain working clear, maintain focus and have good physical energy. Keep a food diary to find out what foods are best for you. If you are getting symptoms of tiredness, bloating, dry mouth, foggy thinking etc 1-2 hours after eating a meal, then there is most likely something in it that isn’t the best for your body. Start reducing and eliminating anything that is not allowing you to perform at your peak.
- Take time out
If your body is drained and tired, then have a rest. Your body and mind will tell you when it needs time out. Make sure you take it. Even if it is just an hour nap, reading a book or listening to music for 30 minutes. Listen to your mind and body and take the time out when you need it.
Get clarity around what you want in your life. When you have more certainty around your goals, what you want to do and be then you can reduce stress in your life. The less stress you have the more energy you will have. If you are constantly unfulfilled and uncertain about things this will drain your energy. Get clear. Write down a list of everything you don’t want in your life and then start formulating a list of the things you do want. If you need clarity around your goals and what you want in life then consider attending seminars and courses on how to do this. That is why we run seminars such as, The Big Bang Tour, as we have so many people who struggle with clarity and this helps them map out their goals and get clear on what they want.
- Get inspired
Inspiration is a main source of motivation and thus has a huge reflection on your energy levels. Keep finding things that inspire you to keep growing and moving towards what you want in life. If you are stuck in a rut you will naturally feel more drained and unmotivated. Read books, attend seminars, watch inspiring movies, do something out of your comfort zone, listen to inspiring people and stories. There is so much inspiration out there, go find it!
- Stay balanced
Balance is important for maintaining good energy levels. You want to have a level of balance in every area of your life from your health, relationship, career, family, money etc. It is impossible to be in balance all the time, but it is important to notice when you are out of balance so you can adjust and get back in line. If you are spending a lot of time on one area make sure you put some time into the areas that may be lacking. That’s why we have tools like the Mojo Action Planner which is great for assessing your balance but also working towards your goals with the aim of improving balance in all areas while achieving what you want.
- Master your mind & emotions
Your mind and level of thinking is a big player in your physical and mental energy. If you are constantly overthinking, emotional, have scattered thinking or are feeling limited by your thinking, then it’s a good sign you need to work on your mindset. Constantly growing your mental and emotional strength will not only impact positively on your energy but also the quality of your results in all areas of your life. Read books, attend seminars and undertake courses that enhance your mindset and focus on building emotional strength. Any successful person knows that success is 80% mindset and 20% strategy. Focus on growing your mind.