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Do You Want to Boost Your Energy Levels While Working Remotely Abroad?

Updated on February 28, 2019
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Chandreia is a digital nomad, and an aspiring entrepreneur. Her motto is self-reliance is the key to obtaining a blissful and happy life!

Want to raise your energy levels periodically throughout the day?

Working in any setting can sometimes be tiresome. As a person who travels and works remotely, sometimes work does get boring especially when you're working remotely or abroad. In both cases, you are alone all day with nothing but your thoughts to keep you company. Oh sure, you can goof off on social media, or phone a friend for some laughs, but then you wouldn't get any work done. Since digital nomads rely on themselves to generate income, not getting any work done can have some serious adverse effects if you are not careful. It is no different for us than it is for anyone else. We still have bills to pay and must create ways to sustain ourselves by working abroad. Back when I worked in an office setting and would find myself dozing off at my desk after my latest caffeine crash, I could remember wishing for ways to re-energize myself without having to take my daily trot down the stairwell to the pharmacy for a snicker bar. It was a grueling task to go from the 6th floor to the 1st floor and back up, but I did it because it made me feel better and I needed the exercise. All of that ended when I read a book called Energy Machine. The book is written by Donna Eden, and the method is called The Three Thumps exercise and is used as a daily energy routine to bring your energy levels back up to par. The process is quite simple and easy to do and only requires you to tap on three different meridian points on your body. According to Kootenay Columbian College, Qi (chee) energy flows through this meridian or energy highway accessing all parts of the body. Meridians can be mapped throughout the body; they flow within the body and not on the surface, meridians exist in corresponding pairs and each meridian has many acupuncture points along its path. https://kootenaycolumbiacollege.com/the-chinese-medicine-meridian-system/

Tapping the meridian points can restore your energy when you are tired and increase vitality and keep your immune system strong.

1) K-27 Points

To locate your K-27 points, you must place the pointer finger of each hand on your collarbone and mover your hands toward each other until you reach the two inside corners of your collarbone. Slide them straight down from these points to about an inch below your collarbone. For most people, there is a soft spot or indentation there. Tap or massage these points for about 30 seconds while breathing in and out. Tapping the K-27 points have 3 benefits:

  • Increased energy
  • Improves alertness
  • Improves focus and helps you to concentrate

K-27 Points

Chandreia demonstrating K-27 Points
Chandreia demonstrating K-27 Points

2) Thymus Gland

Located in the middle of the chest, the Thymus gland is centered directly below the K-27 points. It's also called the Tarzan spot. Massage or tap on the center of your sternum (center of the chest on the breast bone) for about 30 seconds while breathing deeply in and out. The benefits of tapping on the Thymus Gland:

  • Stimulate your energy system
  • Boost your immune system
  • Increase your strength and vitality

The Tarzan Spot

Chandreia demonstrating   Thymus Gland
Chandreia demonstrating Thymus Gland

3) Spleen Points

The spleen points are located directly below each breast. Tap both points for about 20 seconds while breathing deeply in and out. The benefits of tapping spleen points are:

  • Lifting your energy levels
  • Balance your blood sugar
  • Strengthen your immune system

Spleen Points

Chandreia demonstrating Spleen Points
Chandreia demonstrating Spleen Points

Other Ways to Boost Energy Levels

Sometimes while working online it's necessary to work long hours in an effort to get a project up and running or to try and grow a business. In those times, lots of us try to get by on less sleep. Lack of sleep impacts our mood, energy, mental clarity and our ability to deal with the stress of life. If you have problems sleeping, perhaps you may want to take a hot shower before bed, avoid electronic devices during the time that you should be sleeping and try cutting down on caffeine. You can also try drinking herbal teas. Herbal teas can give you a natural burst of energy. They are also good for keeping you focused, can improve your memory and also help boost your immune system. A few of my favorites are:

  • Green Tea
  • Ginger Tea
  • Cinnamon Tea
  • Eucalyptus Leaf Tea
  • Moringa Leaf Tea or Seed

All of these herbal teas will provide the energy boost you're aiming for. But if you are not into teas, you can also try essential oils. I love essential oils. I can't say enough good things about them. There are numerous ways to use essential oils. Every oil is different. They can be ingested, topically applied to the skin or diffused. I use Humco's peppermint spirit oil (the essence of peppermint) every time I need to recharge. I add a capful to a glass of water to feel instantly energized. It also helps with gastrointestinal issues too including heartburn. Sometimes I place a drop of oil on my tongue or inhale it straight from the bottle if I need immediate results. Make sure that you read the labels, as some oils need to be diluted before using them. Also, make sure that they are safe for consumption. My favorites are:

  • Peppermint Essential Oil- Stimulates the mind and improves focus and concentration.
  • Wild Orange Essential Oil- Use with a diffuser for an energizing boost that can last all day.
  • Lemon Essential Oil- when diffused, can be uplifting and energizing.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      13 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      A good article giving so many tips for energising oneself. Nice reading. Thanks.

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