How To Increase Energy Levels

By Martin Gilliard

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How often do we hear of individuals working 12 hour plus days, feeling burned out and not having enough time to eat properly or exercise?

 

Get more done in your life by keeping your energy levels high. With a high energy level you should be able to achieve more in less time.

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How To Increase Energy Levels To Do List

  • Ensure that you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night and try and stick to a regular sleeping pattern. Less than 7 hours is thought to be detrimental to your long term health.
  • Cut out the alcoholic drinks – You may think that you are getting a great nights sleep, but in fact you’re not – alcohol consumed prior to your bedtime has a disruptive effect on the sleep that you get.
  • Try and exercise for 20/30 minutes at least every second day. If you don’t have time for this then make time by physically adding it into your daily schedule.
  • Focus on one thing at once. None of us can effectively multitask this has been scientifically proven even though many of us think that we are great at multitasking.
  • Avoid email disruptions by attending to email only at one or two set times within a day. Avoid the temptation to be distracted by email by turning off email notifications or by going one step further and turning your email client completely off until that time of the day when you actually want to attend to your emails.
  • Eat lots of fruit and vegetables each day and ensure that you start the day with a healthy breakfast. If you typically skip breakfast then don’t! Eat an apple or a banana or a healthy fruit shake at a minimum.
  • Try and focus only on activities that you enjoy, feel good at and give you a sense of purpose – these are the tasks that when you undertake them time seems to fly by as you are so absorbed / inspired. Tackle your most important, mentally demanding tasks at the start of the day.
  • Give praise and appreciation to others. Others will welcome this and you are likely to feel good for giving out the praise.
  • Decide what you value the most and try and live by those values. Write your values down and try and develop a personal mission statement. Place your mission statement somewhere prominent where you can refer to it regularly.
  • Take intermittent breaks where you disengage yourself from your work – this is where your subconscious will take over and can potentially provide you with your most creative ideas. Remember that yawning is a sign that you need to take a break.
  • If you’re fortunate enough to have a position where you are in control of your own time then consider taking an afternoon nap or power sleep. For some having a 30 – 45 minute nap early in the afternoon can fully recharge energy levels and enable you to have a completely new and refreshed look at that problem that you were pondering.

 

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