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How to Get Energized Fast When You Need It The Most

How to Get Energized Fast When You Need It The Most

How to Get Energized Fast When You Need It The Most

It’s been a long day at the office, or maybe even a weekend filled with way too many errands. You are feeling like you are running on empty but you still need to get things done. Here are some tips to help you get energized fast.

Drink a Tall Glass of Water

Often when we are busy and stressed we tend to get dehydrated. A dehydrated body tends to make you feel lethargic. Drinking water and staying hydrated will keep your energy up.

Go Out and Get Some Sunshine

Sunlight in moderate amounts can increase two hormones that are known to boost your mood and focus. Serotonin and dopamine both work on the brain to help you feel calm and lighthearted. When you feel happier, you also tend to feel like you have more energy.

Turn on Your Favorite Tune

Listening to upbeat music has been shown to increase a person’s heartrate and move the blood through the body quicker. This action, in turn, speeds oxygen throughout the body and brain, giving you that energy boost.

Call Someone You Love

Interacting with others that you care about has long been known to improve mood and reduce stress. Reaching out to love ones or socializing has been shown to increase levels of the hormone Oxytocin. Oxytocin reduces anxiety levels and makes you feel less stressed. Less stress in turn translates into feeling more energetic.

Avoid Sugary Treats

Feeling a little tired? You probably think a bit of candy or a Sprite will give you the much needed pick me up you need. Well it’s true, these sugary items will spike your blood glucose and give you a burst of energy. However, the energy boost will be short-lived. Eating and drinking super sweet foods and drinks wreak havoc on your metabolism. They increase blood sugar levels rapidly, but also make your glucose level come crashing down just as quickly.

Take A Nap

If all else fails, and you have a little time and space, take a nap. The power nap is a real thing. However, the experts at don’t recommend napping for hours. Prolonged napping puts you in rem sleep and can actually make you feel more tired. It seems the perfect amount of time for napping is around 20 minutes. During this time period, you will experience non-rem sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.

So the next time you are feeling a little low on energy, refer to these quick tips and get bright-eyed and focused in no time at all.

Leslie Smith is a lifestyle strategist and coach. For more tips on self-care for success, check out her website, The You Room at