- Have a smoothie for breakfast
- Cut out energy depleting foods
- Eat more salad 🙂
Nowadays, the majority of us lead incredibly busy lives. There are so many demands made on our time that life can often end up feeling like one long juggling act. It can be extremely difficult trying to achieve a balance between work and relationships, and still manage to make time for ourselves. We often spread ourselves too thinly – then, before we know it our energy levels plummet and we’re left feeling overwhelmed and utterly exhausted.
Busy all the time
Many of us try to cram as much into our schedules as possible, and end up feeling as if we’re failing when we struggle to keep up. We’re told that we should learn to prioritise and that it’s just a case of better time-management. So we just keep on piling on the pressure until we reach the point of burnout. The reality is that you could be the most organised person in the world, but if you have low energy then even the smallest task can seem daunting.
The joys of more energy
Energy improves the way that we function on every possible level. It improves mental clarity, so we become more focused. We have increased motivation and stamina, so we become more patient with our work colleagues and loved ones. It’s a kind of snowball effect – when we have more energy, every moment of our lives becomes more enjoyable. We’re better able to make decisions, and we feel more comfortable and confident in our own skin.
3 steps to more energy, now
There are three simple ways to increase your energy, all of which are easy to incorporate into your everyday routine.
1) Have a green smoothie in the morning. Not only are they a great way to get energised in the morning, but they also taste delicious! Green smoothies promote natural energy that lasts throughout the day, so you avoid the buzz and crash caused by caffeine. (Click here for a tasty and easy-to-prepare recipe.)
2) Cut out daily wheat, caffeine, sugar, alcohol and dairy products. These foods are essentially toxins, so our bodies have to consume a lot of energy simply to digest them. This process is slow and often causes symptoms such as bloating and lethargy. Energy depletion caused by foods and drinks containing these ingredients builds up over time causing you to have an energy deficit. Vital energy that could be used constructively is wasted.
3) Have a salad with every meal – including raw green leafy veg with each meal helps with digestion and increases your energy.
If low energy prevents you from getting the most out of life, then it’s time to make a change. Quite often, it’s the simple changes we make that have the biggest impact – so start small, by setting yourself achievable goals. As your energy increases and you start to feel more confident and in control, every aspect of your life will begin to improve.