A major challenge that society is facing is that they don’t have the energy to achieve their goals. For most people, it’s a struggle to get out of bed in the morning, they’re sluggish throughout the day, and they seem to be tired ALL the time. Once you learn to consistently have high-levels of energy, you’ll be on the right path to becoming the best-version-of-yourself.
Being able to maintain a high-level of energy will enable you to wake up with enthusiasm, be focused throughout the day, and accomplish more than ever. If you pay attention to successful people who seem to thrive in every area of their life, they’re most often the ones who have high-levels of energy!
Entrepreneur, author and business coach Peter Voogd says “In order to take your life to the next level, it’s crucial to make a commitment to living a more energized and healthy life.” Having a high level of energy allows you to push through adversity with optimism. Peter also mentions “You can’t truly be a leader in your community, company or family without having high levels of energy.”
To give you an example, Dr. Oz performs 250 open heart surgeries per year, is a professor at Columbia University, a Chairman of Surgery, a Medical Program Writer, an author, a devoted husband & father of 4, and a TV host. He was asked what the secret of managing his time was. He said: “it’s not about time management, it’s about ENERGY management”. (Note: we don’t 100% support Dr. Oz’s endorsements and methods, however we respect his ability to create and manage his energy!) Increase your level of energy and increase your level of achievement in every area of life!
Here are 5 Ways to Increase Your Energy:
It just makes sense. What we put into our bodies has EVERYTHING to do with our energy levels. Here are some nutrition tips that will immediately increase your energy levels:
Our bodies were made to THRIVE!!! We were built to MOVE, so if you’re constantly feeling lethargic, you need to move more! Exercise not only increases our physical energy, but it increases your mental capacity as well. According to the May 2013 issue of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch, exercise is THE best way to prevent “brain fog” and it’s proven to protect and enhance brain health. Do you have a demanding career? Do you aspire to be better, to achieve more and to become more focused in your professional and/or personal life?! EXERCISE is KEY!
Get a proper amount of sleep
The most energized people also sleep regularly. Everyone is different and for some, 8 hours can be too much or too little. Only you really know the amount of sleep that helps you feel the most focused and energized the next day, however, according to the National Sleep Association, healthy adults need anywhere from 7-9 hours of sleep. We wrote a blog with this information before, but here are some simple tips for getting a decent amount of sleep:
Most people are NOT drinking enough water! The general rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day.
Surround yourself with Positivity
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your emotions in a positive way. Emotional intelligence is a necessary skill in our world today, however it’s highly underrated and utilized! In order to perform at our best in our professional and personal lives, we need to be able access our positive emotions. Running on negative emotional energy is a constant energy drain and leads to being tired, sluggish, lethargic, unmotivated and unproductive.
If you’re reading this thinking, “this is all good and stuff, but when am I going to make the time to make these changes in my life?!”, we HIGHLY recommend checking out the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. This life-changing book is about starting your day off on the right foot and being a lot more productive, energized and focused.
Whether you’re a busy professional, you’re retired, a stay at home parent, or an entrepreneur, being more energized, productive & focused can be life changing. We can’t control how much time we have in a day, we all get the same amount of it. Don’t focus on trying to create more time, focus on increasing your level of energy! It tremendously impacts the influence you have on others, it improves productivity and performance, it improves relationships, happiness and overall fulfillment.
– Mandy Webb, KW Fitness
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