Feeling energetic is a key to feeling happy. Studies show that when you feel energetic, you feel much better about yourself. On the other hand, when you feel exhausted, tasks that would ordinarily make you happy—like putting up holiday decorations—make you feel overwhelmed and blue. Five Tips for Feeling More Energetic are as follows:
1. Start The Day Off With A Good Night’s Sleep.
It’s a massive no brainer that if you get a restful, eight hours sleep the night before, you’ll have more energy during the day. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that the amount of sleep you need varies on age, but for an adult, it’s generally between seven and nine. Sleeping too much or too little can make you feel drowsy and tired during the day, so if you want to be an energetic person during the day, start by getting into healthy sleeping habits at night.
How to maintain your energy throughout the day.
2. Take Small Breaks During The Day.
Multiple studies have found that energy for the day’s tasks, especially work, increases if you take small breaks throughout the day. Those can be as simple as five to 10 minutes of stepping away from your workspace and getting into a different mental zone — for instance, taking a short walk, completing an unrelated task, listening to a favourite song or reading something else.
3. Eat Well But Not Too Much.
It’s fairly accepted that eating well can boost your energy. While fast, junky foods, and things that are high in sugar, or any kind of diet that centres around one food group, might leave you feeling lethargic, a balanced diet will give you energy. Grazing throughout the day (for instance, having healthy snacks like a piece of fruit or nuts on hand) will help keep your energy up, as will limiting alcohol consumption and increasing the water you drink.
How to start a healthy diet?
4. Exercise Regularly.
I’ve said this a thousand times, and I’ll say it a thousand times more: “Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy. ” Even if it seems like you don’t have the energy to exercise, exercising will actually give you energy. So while you might have to drag ass to the gym, you’ll leave feeling energized. This study by the. The University of Georgia found “overwhelming evidence that regular exercise plays a significant role in increasing energy levels and reducing fatigue.”
5. Drink Water.
What’s the only nutrient that has been shown to enhance performance for all but the most demanding endurance activities? It’s not some pricey sports drink. It’s water. If your body is short of fluids, one of the first signs is a feeling of fatigue.