Tips and Natural Solutions for Energy
Smell an Orange - Really. If you are mentally drained, pinch the skin of an orange and inhale the essential oils. Peppermint is another great uplifting scent. Add a couple of drops of high quality peppermint essential oil to a glass of water, or dab a bit behind your ear. This can help endurance during exercise!
Take a B-Complex Vitamin - B Vitamins play a key role in converting food into energy and supporting the central nervous system. Always seek out food-based vitamins over synthetics and always check with your doctor before taking nutritional supplements.
Do Something Creative - I know, when I'm on a creative role, there's no stopping me! I hear all the time, "...but, I'm not creative...". Ah, creativity can take many forms. It can be decorating a nook in your home, gardening, a dance class, tinkering around with an instrument or even creative problem solving. Tapping into your creative center can recharge your batteriesand energize your life!
Have your Thyroid Checked - That small gland is responsible for some pretty heavy metabolic “lifting”, so to speak! An underactive Thyroid gland will slow your whole metabolism, causing you to feel fatigued, cold, depressed, and unable to lose weight. 1 in 8 women have Thyroid dysfunction, but there are many natural solutions to support Thyroid function.
Take a Walk - Instead of that Coffee Break, get out of your chair and take a 10 minute walk - especially outside, weather permitting! Set your phone timer and go up and down the stairs. This movement increases blood circulation and oxygenation. Not only will you feel more energized, you have burned a few calories, too!
Declutter! - Whether it’s your desk or kitchen counter, clutter is draining on your energy. These piles of things don’t happen overnight and the thought of tackling them can be even more daunting. Here’s a trick: Set your timer for 10 minutes and find a permanent home for 5 things. That’s all. You’ll feel accomplished and better that you did something.