We all feel tired, drained and lethargic from time to time. Whether it’s due to cabin fever, a slow day at work, or a lack of sleep, feeling low on energy is no fun. When you have energy, life just seems a bit more enjoyable.
If you need a boost, practice one or all of the following simple ideas to recharge your batteries without needing to spend money or exert much effort. Take a few moments and put the perk back in your presence. You will be surprised to learn that a little bit goes a long way.
Unplug for Daily Digital Detox
Staring incessantly into a computer screen can be hard on your eyes and tiresome for the brain, so devote a few hours each day to backing away from the computer. Feeling compelled to answer every email or check every Facebook status update is also draining because it pulls us away from living joyfully in the present moment. Turn off your iPhone, shut down your computer, and notice your energy levels begin to rise.
Take a 20-Minute Power Nap
If you can, take just 20 minutes to shut your eyes and fully relax. Even if you don’t fall asleep, the rest you take will be a godsend to your mind and body. Taking a power nap will give you the chance to hit the reset button on your day and you’ll wake up with a renewed level of motivation to get things done.
Go for a Walk Around Your Neighborhood
Getting your blood flowing on an afternoon stroll will not only refresh your tired muscles, it will give you a chance to clear your mind. When you are out on a walk, your thoughts will settle and quiet down so you can focus on the things that really matter, like taking care of your health and well-being.
Get Some Sunshine
Who doesn’t smile with a little sunshine on their shoulders? Raining, snowing or overcast in your neighborhood? That doesn’t matter. Just visualize the sun happily shining down on you and you will feel tickled with joy.
Listen to Music, Dance and Sing
Upbeat, inspiring tunes promote toe tapping and limb swaying movement that makes everything seem rosy and cheery. Listen to your favorite music, dance and sing. Nothing refreshes like a good, positive and uplifting beat.
February 29th, 2012