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How To Feel More Energetic

Updated on March 12, 2015

Feeling energized can make you feel better all around. When you feel fatigued or tired often, you may be inclined to feel more down, depressed or sluggish. Here are some suggestions to help you feel more energized.


KEEP BUSY

Try keeping yourself busy. A body in motion stays in motion. Once you start laying around and succumbing to the feelings of fatigue or tiredness, your body will most likely want to stay that way. Get up and exercise or take a walk. Keep your body moving and it will help keep you feeling more energized.



GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Sometimes you may feel a lack of energy due to not getting enough sleep. There are many things that can affect your sleep. If possible, try going to bed and waking up at the same time each day so that your body can get used to a proper sleep schedule. If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you could either speak to your doctor for help or look up tips on how to help yourself sleep at night. Getting enough sleep may help you to be more energized for the next day ahead.


EAT HEALTHY

Eat a healthy diet full of foods that will give you more energy. Some foods that we eat can cause us to feel sluggish. Try to eat a healthy well balanced diet to keep up your energy level. Have an egg or oatmeal for breakfast and a piece of fruit instead of a sugary cereal. While sugar may help you to feel energized temporarily, it could eventually make you crash and feel tired throughout the rest of the day. Some other foods that may help to increase your energy are oranges, apples, spinach, beans, salmon and tuna. Make sure that you do not overeat. Sometimes eating too much food at one time may end up making you feel sleepy.


STAY HYDRATED WITH WATER

Drinking enough water throughout the day may help to keep your body hydrated and energized. Dehydration could cause you to feel more tired during the day. Water can help flush the toxins out of your body that may be making you feel sluggish. Also, drinking enough water throughout the day may help you to feel better and more alert.


GET SOME SUNSHINE

Try to get some sunshine, even if it just 10-15 minutes of it. Sunshine may help to improve your mood and make you feel more energized. Did you ever notice that on dark, rainy days you may feel down or have less motivation to do things? Add a little sunshine to your life by going for a walk on a sunny day or opening the curtains and letting the sun come into your home.


ADD SOME EXCITEMENT

Do things that you enjoy doing and add a little excitement to your life. Go to an amusement park for the day and feel the thrill and energy rush you can get from the amusement rides. Go swimming or play a game of tennis. Do something active that makes you happy. Excitement over things that you enjoy will help to increase your energy level and improve your mood.


LISTEN TO ENERGIZING MUSIC

Listen to dance music or another kind of music that has an energetic beat. Some songs can make you feel energized and may make you feel like you want to move around. Music can get you pumped up to do other things, such as exercise or go out for a night with friends. Choose music that has a good fast beat and is something that you would enjoy listening to.


REDUCE BOREDOM

Boredom may cause tiredness and low energy levels. If you are feeling bored, do not just sit around, get up and do something! Find things to do when you are bored, such as dance, sing, garden, cook, make a scrapbook, play a sport, go shopping, exercise, take a walk, go on a hike or visit friends or family. Keep your mind occupied so that you do not fall into a boredom slump.


SPEAK TO A DOCTOR

If you are feeling tired or have lower than normal energy levels throughout the day, you may want to speak with a doctor to have a physical and blood work done. Sometimes a lack of certain vitamins or a particular illness may cause fatigue. It might be good to see a doctor who can give you a checkup and let you know of anything that may be causing a lower level of energy. The doctor may recommend treatments or vitamins that may help to increase your energy level.














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      Sunshine Days 2 years ago

      Thank you so much for your comment Hannah David Cini!

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      Hannah David Cini 2 years ago from Nottingham

      Great article. I never thought about boredom as an energy drainer but it really is. Voted up. :)