A few focused minutes in your day can improve the way that you feel. Set an alarm if you have to in order to consciously remind yourself to choose activities that are like likely to improve you energy.
Stretch and take a couple of clearing breaths.
Stand up and stretch your arms, back, legs, and neck. Take a deep breath through your nose, hold it, and let it out slowly and forcefully, through your mouth. Repeat several times.
Breathe and let go.
Let go of needing to control everything all of the time! Breathe, let go!
When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing and you are not really in control at all! Relax, breathe, and visualize letting go…
Change your posture.
To give yourself an instant lift, change your posture. Bring your shoulders back, lift your head up, stand up, and look up and out.
Shake it out.
Stand up and shake your arms and legs. As you do this you might like to think about everything that you want to shake right out of your system.
Roll up and down on your toes.
This move stimulates your circulatory system.
Go outside to clear your head.
Step outdoors. Take a few minutes to take in the air and scenery and clear your head.
Pull down on your earlobes.
This may sound odd, but pulling down on your earlobes can help you stay awake and alert when you’re feeling drowsy.
Citrus and lavender scents increase alertness. You can use the fresh fruits and herbs or stash scented oils in a convenient place.
Drink more water.
Dehydration is a sneaky cause of fatigue because it creeps up on you slowly. If you consistently drink less than you think that you should make a commitment to drink more water. Try it for a week and see if your energy level increases.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
Snack throughout the day. By eating smaller but more frequent meals, you will maintain a steady dose of energy instead of experiencing food hangovers. Don’t snack on fatty and sugar laden junk food though. You may get a short burst of pep, but a slow draining crash in your energy quickly follows it.
Have a cup of tea.
Teas also have caffeine and theanine, which affect the brain and can heighten mental alertness. (Green tea, black tea, white tea and oolong tea, contain unique antioxidants called flavonoids. The most potent of these, known as ECGC, may help against free radicals that can contribute to cancer, heart disease, and clogged arteries.)
Let go of clutter.
It is so much easier to keep track of the things that are most important to you when you have less clutter. With a clearer view you can focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.
Take a day off.
Take one day and just do whatever you want. No work, no chores, no errands. Enjoy your one full day of vacation, and then come back to work more motivated and energetic
Listen to music while you work.
It’s well known that our brain’s pleasure centers light up when we hear music. Listening to music you like while working can give you a lift in energy and productivity.
If you have a fairly sedentary life, just the idea of starting an intense exercise program may feel exhausting. Go slow; literally take one step at a time. Moving more gets your blood pumping. You build stamina and endurance. The benefits include better sleep, feeling more relaxed, and being mentally sharper.