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How to boost your energy levels and how to increase your energy level instantly.
No one may be talking about this in a business context, though it’s one of the most important things to consider.
If you got no energy left, no work gets done.
Therefore here they are: Tips to boost your energy level.
How To Increase Your Energy
There are all kinds of kinds you could buy to enlarge your energy reservoir throughout the day.
As well as you can keep your body, mind and soul at high healthy levels to not necessarily experience an energy break down.
This will come in handy especially when you have to work overtime.
I have divided them for you into several categories.
- Energy boosting by reducing your energy usage
- Energy boosting by increasing your energy level – naturally
- What else you can do
Energy boosting by reducing your energy usage
This part will only contain tips that will help you to reduce your amount of energy you burn throughout the day.
1. Reduce Stress
Stress will deplete you because of repeated self-sustaining negative thought loops.
Going for the things you love to do, training or a walk, also meditation, which all will be tips contained in here or visiting a friend can help you to recharge successfully.
Consider also trying yoga or Thai-Chi.
2. Avoid a burnout
Constantly over working without taking a break can easily result in a burnout which will unwantedly stop you for weeks or months.
Concentrate on the big things first that have to be done to bring your business ahead.
Order them and assign priorities accordingly.
Rome hasn’t been built in a day says a proverb. What else did they do?
For sure work together. So consider building a team helping you out or asking for help.
If you feel guilty asking for help you may do an emotional release guide. Which I also will describe methods for in this blog.
3. No overtraining included.
Everyone knows, regular exercising increases or maintains one’s health and helps to boost your energy big time.
But if you do too much and you notice that your energy levels decrease what you didn’t anticipate, then it’s time to reduce your amount of training.
You will still experience better sleep.
4. Quit smoking
Which would be the pinnacle for a lot of people that want to quit smoking. If you’re a smoker and still do not consider quitting I won’t judge you.
There are enough people that will do that, I want you to feel welcome here. Not hit with prejudices.
It’s one point of the list you can consider. If you can’t or don’t want to quit smoking, read on. There are still enough tips to help you out.
Thank you for reading until here at least.
5. Cut into your sleep
Sleep less. Yeah. This is counterintuitive because you think you sleep maybe 8 hours though still, you’re tired as hell.
We only learn that we need to sleep more. Never we’ve been told that actually sleeping less could be the solution in this case.
Which it is probably for you.
Reduce your sleep for one hour. Daily. That’s too fast? Try with half an hour or quarters. Until you hit the optimum.
You will know.
You sleep less, gain more time and you’re fit.
As almost always in our dual universe, there are also here two sides of the same coin:
Sleep more. If you’re already sleeping very little you should for sure execute this vice versa. Try to increase your amount of sleep until you don’t feel sleep-deprived anymore.
No matter at which side of the spectrum you’re now shifting and modifying your sleep intervals to the right amount will not only increase the quality of your sleep and energy level
it will also increase the quality of your life. Period.
If you intend to go on vacations while trying this out where the time zone is different,
just stay up longer. So you’ll hit night time when you arrive. If possible, plan in some spare time so you can prepare to just fall into your hotel bed closing your eyes.
This will help you avoid jet lag when arriving at least.
Strangely it never worked when I got back home.
If you know how to help me out here, I’d be grateful and share with everyone here as well. Thanks. 🙂
6. Reduce Booze
Cut out alcohol of the equation because it will drain the water out of your blood cells which will bring down your energy level drastically.
Moderately would still be ok (I read, I am not really qualified to tell you here, because sorry, I don’t drink and smoke at all, want to know more? Head over to about me)
We all know the hangover effect, don’t we? Either from our own experiences or from seeing what happens to people around us.
7. Release Anger
Emotions may be layered. Stacked. For example, you are scared of something.
What happens next? If you still resist the scarcity anger accompanies the fear soon.
This just distinguishes your energy engine. No gasoline left.
Find a way to let go of your anger thus your scarcity.
Letting go does not mean suppress or repress your feelings. Not at all.
If means to release the resistance.
Here an Eastern proverb comes in handy:
What you resist persists.
What is quoted by the Huffington Post as “Whatever you resist persists”
When we feel pain, emotional or otherwise, we want to resist it. In some ways it feels right to resist what hurts, what scares us, what we don’t want. And it’s just not human nature to embrace pain. But pain is not the cause of the problem; it’s the effect of a deeper problem. When you resist it, you perpetuate it, you feed it. My yoga teacher used to reiterate this concept by saying that it wasn’t the yoga move that caused the pain, it was the deeper hurt within that caused the pain.
Even Buddha says that since our mind creates everything, no external cause is really creating any pain for us. It’s the illusion within that creates the pain we feel. The external cause is what draws our attention to the pain that already exists.
That can be a hard concept to get your brain around, especially when someone is doing a good job of pushing your buttons or behaving poorly. It certainly seems like they’re the cause of our frustration. Nonetheless, after 25 years of testing this theory, I’ve continued to find Buddha’s logic to be sound. Resolve the pain within and the external situations tend to drop away, as does our suffering.
Blame is a form of resistance. The more we blame, the more our pain and suffering hangs on. I listened to an interview on the radio the other day of a woman who had been abused in her childhood. She went on to describe the suffering she endured at her own hand throughout her adolescence, a perpetuation of the abuse she endured when she was younger. “How did you finally get free?” the interviewer asked. “I had to forgive my abusers. And then I had to forgive myself,” she answered. After that I was finally able to move on. So profound
– Source: Huffington post
Another easy example, for instance, would be, let’s just imagine you’re sitting in your car.
Suddenly traffic jam. No chance to reach your appointment in time anymore.
Your next career level opportunity: Gone.
You get mad and blame the car, the traffic, the people.
You turn your radio loud write message on Facebook or on whatever social media platform you are and start screaming:
“I don’t want there to be a traffic jam right now. Gosh”
You start panting your palms are sweating and your heart is beating fast, full of cholesterol.
Suddenly it hits you: Only what you attach, how you value it determines your reaction.
From your anger that traffic doesn’t go away anyway.
Suddenly you say:
“[email protected] it. Ok. There is a traffic jam.”
Your body functions are back to normal.
“Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action. This causes a number of reactions, from blood being diverted to muscles to shutting down unnecessary bodily functions such as digestion.”
quotes the Stress Management Society.
Stress can you bring your mental and physical functions to a minimum level, no matter if you’ve been relaxing for hours just right before.
Stress may also be the result of unrelieved grief. Try to get rid of.
Because anger can be the secondary source of stress, getting rid of it, unveils more layers hidden underneath.
Meditation has unshakable proven effects to your psyche, soul and mind.
Concentrating on your breath has definitely a healthy effect on your whole vegetative system.
Your body will be grateful for doing so.
A lot of people start meditating for its benefits in stress reduction, and there’s lots of good evidence to support this rationale. There’s a whole newer sub-genre of meditation, mentioned earlier, called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness (now available all over the country), that aims to reduce a person’s stress level, physically and mentally. Studies have shown its benefits in reducing anxiety, even years after the initial 8-week course. Research has also shown that mindfulness meditation, in contrast to attending to the breath only, can reduce anxiety – and that these changes seem to be mediated through the brain regions associated with those self-referential (“me-centered”) thoughts. Mindfulness meditation has also been shown to help people with social anxiety disorder: a Stanford University team found that MBSR brought about changes in brain regions involved in attention, as well as relief from symptoms of social anxiety.
– source: Forbes
11. What will be my next thought? – Clear your mind and thought loops in a matter of seconds
Few people know, but actually, there’s a quick method to send your thought loops on vacation for a while.
Just ask yourself:
What will be my next thought?
Is a sentence that Eckhardt Tolle states in his book The Power of Now!
This will make a positive short circuit occur in your thought loops that you could call a “Stopping Thought Exercise”.
He gives you the instruction to observe your thoughts, like clouds flying by. They just come and go.
After you did that for a couple of time (let’s limit this to a maximum of 15 seconds), just ask the question
“What will be my next thought?”
Stay alert, watch what happens, but do not force it. Let it arise. No need to rush anything.
This creates silence. A pause. A break. Space between your thinking though loops. That will start to occur again after a while.
Do you notice the part when it’s silent in your thoughts?
We proved the experience wrong that it takes many years of perfect practice to clear your mind of thoughts.
We reduced it to just a matter of seconds. Instead of excruciatingly long.
Every time you try to repeat you it the gap will increase in length.
And he’ll also give you alternatives like if the first one doesn’t work for you, ask yourself:
“What color will be my next thought?”
“What will my next thought smell like?”
Become aware if you experience your thoughts gap or if it’s not there. The goal is to enlarge it over time. For some, this might even be practical to
replace your meditation completely. For others, this will be a very valuable tool in their repertoire to sustain their energy reservoirs longer.
Positive Bonus Side Effects:
You will experience a more calm and relaxed state almost immediately.
Because you’re no more in your head but in your body. Which is the natural state we’re meant to be in.
As kids we were there. As adults often times we’ve unlearned how to do this.
Because we’re told so many times:
- Where did you leave your brain?
- Switch on your brain!
and so on.
We think that having continuous thought loops is normal. It’s not.
The quiet state of mind is the normal state to be in.
If you can’t control your thoughts, then you don’t use your mind.
Your mind uses you.
12. Remove your ego split
If you reconsider your baseline by actually fully accept yourself as you are first,
you can remove the split of your ego that led to a separation you’re probably unaware of.
Many things you’ve stuffed into your subconsciousness where they become like viruses that run you.
In special situations – when the least needed and anticipated – suddenly you get triggered.
Find out which parts of you stuffed down to your subconsciousness.
You can ask yourself:
Which parts of myself do I not like?
- “I hate when I am envious.”
- “I hate when I am procrastinating.”
- “I hate when I am angry.”
Now to the least expected:
Overwhelm this part of yourself with love.
That’s one way to release the resistance, do it with all parts of you that you reject.
Pay attention to the sensations arising in your body. Accompanied by emotions.
Anger, sadness, scarcity, fear everything that had been stuffed down there will come up and start to flow naturally again.
This is at first exhausting, but even if you did it all just once, you feel much more energized.
13. Take a Nap (Power Nap)
You already know this tidbit to boost your energy even more? Ok good. When did you use it the last time?
Oh! That’s a long time. Use it now!
A power nap helps you to boost your energy by avoiding deep sleep because you limit the interval to about 15 minutes.
You can hold your keys in your hand for instance when you’re about to fall asleep your whole body relaxes totally.
The keys fall down to the floor. You will wake up from the sound.
Didn’t work because you didn’t wake up again after 15 minutes?
Easy. Just set your alarm clock to a quarter of an hour.
This will refresh you big time.
You may increase this effect with listening combined with a hypnotherapy track or a trance.
To even boost this effect more.
Be aware that this is no replacement for real sleep but comes in handy when you need some more energy.
14. Face the Sun
Catch some sun rays, no work, no book, just nature and yourself.
Feel the sun on your skin re-energizing your whole body.
Even laying on your belly and letting it shine on your back will help to get you fit in no time.
Energy boosting by increasing your energy level – naturally
Here you will find things about how to increase your energy level without having to buy supplements.
1. Drink water
Most obvious though the least considered in my humble opinion.
People often drink too few amounts of water nowadays, I can’t tell you why really.
I especially observed women not drinking enough water while working at a hospital for 13 months.
Do you think that’s for you, too? Just leave a comment below.
2. Ask your body
Some people really advise you to talk to your body like to a good friend and ask what it likes to get now.
Ok body, what do you want?
I know this might sound crazy and will not necessarily consider it. But why not give it a try anyway. You feel weird doing this?
You can do it silently. No one is watching. No one knows. This is a secret kept between you and your body.
Go for it. Most likely you will be surprised.
2. Take a Walk
Yeah, it seems to be very counterintuitive to take a walk when you’re running on reserves.
Getting fresh air – don’t forget to carry some water with you at least – while moving around outside will do the opposite. It’s a good way to recharge.
Especially walking is supposed to re-energize you.
Even if you’re not good at sports you can still do it. No need to walk excruciatingly fast. Just take a walk. How long or short you want. Even 5 minutes will be better
than nothing at all. We could compare it somehow like re-charging the energy of your phone. The more you walk the more you recharge. The more your phone is plugged in to recharge the more capacity it will regain to work.
The walk will have an extended effect on your health which can last up to two hours long.
This will increase your mood, concentration, air intake, health and your energy levels in general.
Especially when done on a consistent basis.
3. Drink More Water and Less Alcohol
You may already know that it’s easy to confuse signals of hunger with thirst (we think we need food when we really need water). But did you know that thirst can also masquerade as fatigue?
“Sometimes, even slight dehydration can leave you feeling tired and lethargic,” says nutritionist Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, an associate professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and author of The Uncle Sam Diet.
The solution is simple: a tall, cool glass of water. This is particularly important to boost energy after exercise when your body is likely to be craving fluids, Ayoob says. Conversely, Heller says, if you find yourself frequently fatigued even after a good night’s sleep, try cutting down on alcohol during the evening hours.
‘While alcohol initially helps you fall asleep, it also interferes with deep sleep, so you’re not getting the rest you think you are — even if you sleep a full eight hours,” she says.
By cutting down on alcohol before bedtime, you’ll get a better night’s rest, which is bound to result in more energy the next day.
What else you can do
1. Fire Up Magnesium
A lack of magnesium can pull down your energy level even more.
Consider a try out of magnesium supplements added to your daily food.
Magnesium levels have to be filled up over time so just trying once or twice will not help you identifying if there’s a problem.
Add some oils and nuts or fish to your daily meals.
2. Eat Regularly
Skipping a meal would be like trying to get to the next gas station without filling up your car’s gas tank.
Not good for the engine. Until it’s filled up again it’s lacking the substance to gain full power again.
Leaving out a meal can result in a sudden energy drop.
Especially you should not skip breakfast.
3. Caffeine Intake
This should not be an “I will do that every day”-advice for you now.
This is a “once in a while”-advice if you still need some more energy.
Like all substances that have an impact that way also caffeine will lose its impact if you use it on a regular basis.
You should not do that. Do you sleep late at night or have trouble falling asleep? You want to know it can cause insomnia, raise your blood pressure
and also headaches. You can become addicted.
4. Energy Boosting Snack
Fresh Fish, oranges or apples contain a lot of vitamins that fire up the engine of your body again.
Even chocolate to deliver a short time sugar flesh is a method you can use to be better off.
Protein shakes would be a less calorie intensive method.
I hope this list helps you to crush it even more in your business.
Tell me what you think.
Did I forget something?
Or was one point on this list the most important for you?