Most women I know are running around ragged. They are tired yet wired. The spark in their eyes has gone and the bounce has disappeared out of their step. Does this sound like you? I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. These are some quick and easy tips that will help you regain your energy, bounce, enthusiasm, vitality and health. It is possible to get your zest for life back. I will cover the 7 natural ways to get you there.
A client of mine, let’s call her Sally, was a typical example of a ragged woman I work with. Sally said she felt overwhelmed. She has 2 children, a partner and a part-time job. She was getting pulled from all directions. She used to love exercise and was proud of her physique. These days she dislikes shopping because it seems like no clothes fit her, she feels puffed when walking up the stairs to the kids bedrooms, and she is totally uninspired in the kitchen. After implementing just three of these seven energy boosting tips, Sally has already lost 3 kg, feels better in her clothes, has improved sleep and more energy. She can’t believe her transformation in just 3 months. She can’t imagine life better than it is now! But it can be, and it will be, if she masters the rest of these steps.
So, what are these 7 natural ways to boost your energy?
- QUALITY SLEEP: I know, sometimes it feels like the only quiet time you get is in the evening and you want to make the most of the quiet hours to get some “me” time. But regular sleeping hours is vital to quality sleep. Set yourself a bed time and keep to it within a 30-minute window. Try to aim for a minimum of seven hours a night.
- QUALITY BREAKFAST: Quick and simple but real food breakfasts high in protein and including some good quality fat will give you longer lasting energy and prevent those sugar and coffee cravings. I have a free “21 quick breakfasts – for long lasting energy” even if you can’t cook and have zero time there are options in here for you! Just click here to receive your free copy with my newsletter.
- MOVE MORE: Research and even government guidelines shows us that movement gives us energy and keeps us healthy. I know, it sounds counterintuitive. Expend energy to get energy, but it is true. Aim for a 20-30 minute walk every day, or work towards 150-300 hours a week. Remember every little step count’s and brings a bounce back in your step. Start where you are at and just add an extra five minutes a day.
- EAT THE RAINBOW: Does your plate look like a rainbow? Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in a large variety of colours and fresh high-quality meats. Does it have plenty of colour from fresh real foods. The more variety of fresh-real foods the higher the nutrient ratio. Just think, the cells of your body need to perform thousands of chemical reactions to keep you active and healthy. You need to provide those cells the ingredients to perform all those chemical reactions. You get those nutrients from your food. Try to avoid the chemical laden processed foods that are void of nutrients and only tax your body.
- REDUCE STRESS: Life is stressful, I hear you. Whether you hold a high-pressure job, race after children, or are trying to do it all. Life can be full, busy and chaotic. But this is not how our bodies were designed to live. To not just survive but thrive, rest is key. Your body mind and soul require some “you” time. This may come in many forms and looks like whatever makes you happy. If you are grinning, then you have achieved it. It might be a yoga session. It might be a manicure. It might be enjoying a coffee whilst watching your kids play sport. It might be a chat with a friend. It might be a long soak in the tub without interruption. It might be listing three things you are grateful for this day. It might be an art class. It might be a tinkle on a musical instrument. It might be doing a puzzle. It could be whatever you enjoy! Try to aim for at least one smile a day! J
- DRINK MORE WATER: Dehydration is one of the most common deficiencies in todays population. The average Australian only drink 1.064 L per day. Water can be found in all fresh food and drinks. Water is best drunk pure and without diuretics added, these will only cause you to need even more water. Good water sources are, water (duh), bone broth, fresh fruit and vegetables. The amount of water you need is dependent on your size and activity level. But try to aim for your body weight (kg) divided by 30 to give you litres per day. Add more for activity and diuretics.
- TRY ESSENTAIL OILS: There are many great essential oils that can help boost your energy levels temporarily. If you are looking for a quick boost, I would suggest Peppermint or Wild Orange. These oils, when pure in form, could be diffused in your room, or just open the bottle and take a deep breath. Go to here to buy pure grade quality essential oils.
If you implement these steps you will soon be feeling a bounce return to your step!