Gone with those energy eaters! 5 Tips!
Before boosting your energy, it is important to remove all those energy eaters. It saves you a lot of energy when you have removed these. I’ll give you tips to boost your energy. So, do you feel you’re going too fast on energy? Then get to work with these eaters and feel less tired and more energetic!
It is well known that life is exhausting. There is so much to do, so much to arrange and much to keep track of. More and more people suffer from a lack of energy.
In a complicated life, there are many things that feed unsolicited energy from you. By addressing these issues, you can quickly free up more energy and feel less tired and lethargic too!
1. Remove all thoughts from your head
Your brains daily consume most of the available energy. The more active your brain is during the day, the faster your energy will be finished.
And though your brain is without doubt one of your most important organs, it doesn’t mean the energy is used sufficiently. Many people choose, for example, to use their brains to think of certain thoughts endlessly. When you worry, or are constantly in thought, it’s like you’re playing games all day on your mobile, the battery is quickly empty and you do not move forward in your life.
In other words, to stop thinking endless thoughts, you can save a lot of energy. Want to learn how to stop worrying and learn how to use your brain for which it was intended?
2. Live with less stuff
Each item costs you energy. Yet, many lives are around material things. Stuff costs energy in so many ways that it actually makes sense that so many people are tired!
- It takes energy to buy stuff. Compare, do your research, prize worry, negotiation, search for bargains, disappointed when sold out, going through magazines/leaflets, talk about what you are going to buy, track packages, shopping at the mall, looking for parking, standing in the line, saying goodbye to your money and so on.
- It takes energy to keep your stuff. Dusting, cleaning, repairing, purchasing additional components, painting, getting refills, googling for solutions to problems, moving, storing, etc.
- It takes energy to do your stuff. Talking about your stuff, you worry about your stuff, you move things, you sacrifice space for your stuff, think about your stuff, cleaning, organizing, etc.
- It takes energy to keep your stuff. Assuring, securing, locked place, protection during transport, maintaining, protecting against damage.
- It takes energy to get rid of your stuff. Hauling, driving, separating waste, bringing it to recycle, bringing it to a yard, calling and letting waste be picked etc.
- More stuff will not make you more energetic. Less stuff will though. Simplicity gives space, it brings peace and costs you less energy. Want to know how you can live with less stuff?
3. Do less against your will
When you do nice things, this gives you energy. It fills you with joy, you feel satisfied and happy. Fun is careful with your battery, it is like a modern laptop, doing more with less energy.
When you do things you really do not like, from social pressure or because you’ve let it go too far, you become exhausted. Working on boring things like using an old, thick laptop that is already “tired” after fifteen minutes of using the internet.
Say no to more things you do not like. Meanwhile, try to make the not so fun activities a little bit more positive for yourself, for example by setting a goal, to challenge yourself or to live more in the moment. The less you have to do against your will, the less energy you use.
4. Go away from busyness and go outside
Without even realizing we are surrounded by thorns. There is image and sound everywhere. Silence has become scarce in most places in the country. And that’s a shame, because only when you experience real silence you know how much noise you actually get.
Although you only hear the sounds that you focus on (such as a call or some music), your subconscious captures every sound. All this information goes into your brain, and is filtered so that only the relevant information passes through. This process requires energy, and the more incentives which are constantly present, the more energy you have to spend. So, it literally takes more energy to be in a noisy chaotic environment than in a soothing environment.
Take a moment of silence every now and again. Connect with the crowds outside, e.g. during meditation, or briefly come to total relaxation. By doing this a few minutes a day, it allows your brain to rest and you can recover a lot of energy! Try to eliminate unnecessary sounds from your life and dare more to enjoy true tranquility.
5. Protect yourself against ‘bloodsuckers’
Some people give you a good feeling. When you deal with them you feel fine, you feel that you have more energy.
However, there is also a different group of people, called “leeches” who cost you a lot of energy. People, for example, who are extremely egocentric, or people you simply ‘click’ with, clearly not.
Do your best to reduce the time you spend with ‘bloodsucking’ people. And take particular care that you are not surrounded by this type of people. Make sure there are people in your area where you receive more energy, and expand your friendship group with these kinds of people.
A friendship is successful if both parties can draw energy, inspiration and happiness. If you must focus on the friendship your energy might not be worth it. Protect yourself against ‘bloodsuckers’ and notice how much energy it gives you!
How to increase energy
Sometimes you feel like a smartphone which is always looking for a charging cable. You crave more energy. More energy for your work tasks, more energy for household tasks, energy for family life and so on.
Energy is extremely valuable. Wars are fought over energy. The amount of energy you own determines how much you can get done in the time you have at your disposal. The more energy, the more effective and more successful you will be.
Here are the tips to help you how to boost the human energy on a daily basis.
1. Live like a sprinter
Most people divide their energy like marathon runners. They work on and on, enjoy the weekend and a few weeks of vacation in a year after working hard.
We work through because the work must be done and to keep working seems to be the most effective way to make that happen. Unfortunately, this way of life also causes problems. The stress level increases, all kinds of aliments arise in your body and eventually you will overstrain yourself and burnout.
What is a smarter way of life? Live like a sprinter. A-sprinter performs through a short and strong dissipation of energy, followed by a longer period of recovery. Moreover, a sprinter always keeps the finish line in sight. An effective technique you can apply also in life.
Target short-term goals. Productive work and keep the finish line in sight, then take time to recover from this burst of energy. Work hard and relax hard if you want to experience more energy.
2. Repair to maintain your energy
We take too little time to recover. To get more energy our body after a period of stress requires a period of rest and recovery. If this time is not taken your body will be damaged, your energy will decrease and sooner or later you will start to get complaints.
If you just keep going sooner or later you will be ‘finished’ – you’ll simply have no energy. Restoring is as important as performance. If you really want to work effectively then build your brief periods of recovery during your workday.
For example, during lunchtime go get some fresh air, meditate after a hard day, get plenty of sleep and take days off. One vacation a year is not enough to recover from daily stress.
If you want to develop more energy take time to recover daily.
3. Play and have fun
Having fun is one of the few things which really makes you energetic. And a few things bring you more fun than playing.
Tickle your kids, wrestle with your partner, go laser gaming with your friends, watch a funny movie, make an exciting journey, make jokes and take it easy.
When you have fun, everything becomes easier and it reduces the stress in your body rapidly. You don’t have to act like an adult. Just be who you are and be the child within you. Do not take life so seriously. All that seriousness will cost you a lot of energy.
4. Form habits for more energy
Good habits are the foundation of a happy and successful life. They form the foundation under everything that you achieve. Do you want more energy? Form habits that support building more energy.
Examples include improving your sleep (go to bed early, get up on time and do not snooze – sorry), regular exercise, healthy eating, positive thinking, enjoy every day, keep your life in order and so on.
Getting more energy is easier when you enrich your life with little habits that give you more energy. And you know what’s nice? Those good habits bring up dragging the rest of your life in an upward spiral.
Before you know your battery can last as long as an old-fashioned Nokia. Beautiful stuff.
5. Do something meaningful and unleash more power
Fatigue does not only cause physical complaints. If you do not feel energetic this often has a psychological cause too. Ask yourself: Are you excited to go to work in the morning? Start your day full of energy, and you cannot wait to do what’s on the schedule?
Once you have achieved a lot security for yourself (roof over your head, fixed income, enough money to make ends meet), then it is time to consider a step up. You will need more, you will need meaning.
It’s nice that your work can meet your needs, but does it also add something? Do you find your work valuable? People who work from their passion often have endless energy. Not because they are super people, but because they find their work so enjoyable that it gives them energy rather than costing them energy.
Ask yourself, what gives you energy? What do you like to do? What makes you happy? How do you want to contribute something to this world? By doing valuable work what you like and what you’re good at you become more energetic.
6. Strengthen your body
The fitter you are, the more energy you get. Regular exercise, sports and occasionally strength training, will strengthen your body.
Not only do you get more stamina and endurance, you will find yourself physically stronger. You become less exhausted because your body can handle more. Yes, sport makes you tired in the short term but it will give you a lot more energy in the long run.
When you exercise, your body pumps more blood around the body allowing your cells to get a lot of oxygen. This gives you a nice boost and you will feel fitter.
7. Provide an airhead
Stress consumes energy. Wandering thoughts, to do’s, problems and concerns make you tired and weak.
You have the most energy when you are relaxed, as you can focus and you can keep busy with positive thoughts. Therefore, do your best to keep your head as empty as possible. Try to write off your thoughts, to make concrete problems and write down your to-dos on a list. How emptier you head is, the more energy you will experience.