Listen to “The Best Ways to Increase your Energy Levels”.
Western culture has not embraced the concept of vital life energy and has instead chosen to stay with purely mechanical models of health and science. However, there are ways we in the west intuitively understand the vital life energy concept.
Whatever the reason for feeling tired, the important thing is that we know when we feel tired because we can feel it. So we intuitively know that we lack energy. It’s then up to us to do something about it.
Here are some of the ways we can optimize our routines to increase our energy levels.
Reduce stress. One of the biggest energy zappers is stress. Stress is the result of anxiety, and anxiety uses up a lot of our energy. Like worry or fear, stress can leave us feeling mentally and physically exhausted, even if we’ve spent the day in bed.
Low, chronic stress levels commonly erode energy levels, and over time you’ll find yourself doing less and feeling more tired. To combat stress, you should set aside at least 10 -20 minutes a day for relaxation practice, which can help your mind stay focused and healthy.
Breathing exercises and meditation are also great for beginners.
If you have never tried meditation before, make use of smartphone apps and other aids. Many people find that apps or audio downloads help guide them through different relaxation practices, establish a routine, and keep track of their progress. DeepH healing, stress and sleep meditations are great tools to help you relax and unwind in uncertain times.
Avoid eating foods that have a long shelf life. If it’s been sitting on a shelf for a long time, it’s not good for you. Processed foods are addictive and chemical-laden foods usually sold in jars, boxes, and bags. Armies of well-paid food scientists make it their mission to develop recipes that appeal to your taste buds, even if it means causing havoc to your health.
Avoid sugar as much as possible. Sugar creates an addictive cycle of hunger, fatigue and moodiness. Sugar causes an initial spike in blood sugar levels, making us feel temporarily energized and happy. However, since it’s devoid of real nutrition, the blood sugar quickly plummets, leaving us feeling tired, hungry and moody. As a result, we reach for more sugar, and the cycle continues.
Clear up and clean up your personal space
Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, workplaces, and ourselves. For example, messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. However, it’s not just physical clutter that we can organize. We can also manage our mental clutter.
It may seem like moving about when you feel tired is the quickest route to feeling exhausted, but the opposite is true. Experts say that increasing physical activity, particularly walking, actually increases your energy levels.
Exercise may not be the first thing that you’ll want to do when you’re tired, but it will stimulate your body and mind and aids the release of stress hormones, which makes you feel more energized and alert.
Connect with nature
Being out in the open air, or even viewing natural scenes, can reduce anger, fear, and stress and increase pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but it also contributes to your physical wellbeing, helping to reduce blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.