Great ways to give yourself an energy boost

I'm excited to share with you my favourite tips to naturally boost your energy and avoid that midday crash. We’ve all been there. Wake up, feel tired. Drink coffee. Start to wake up. You start feeling more awake and energized, but then the coffee wears off or you eat lunch and then you’re ready to crash. You still have a full day and you just want to take a nap.

Most people want to reach for another cup of coffee, but then that just starts the awful cycle of energy and then the crash.

So what can you do to feel energized throughout the day? To get rid of that brain fog so that you can show up for yourself and for everyone else. When you’re energized, you’re much more productive and probably a lot more pleasant to be around. :)

Here’s my top tips to naturally boost your energy WITHOUT the caffeine!

1. Exercise! I know, I know! Getting up and moving around is probably the last thing you want to do if you’re feeling tired, even physical activity as simple as a brisk walk can be a natural energy booster. But I promise that just 3-5 minutes will get your blood flowing and you will have more energy afterwards.

When you wake up in the morning, start your day with a few sit-ups or push-ups to get your blood moving and give yourself an added boost. Starting the day off this way, believe it or not, will help you beat your afternoon slump more than endless cups of coffee. If sit-ups aren't your thing - try simple stretching and lunges.

2. Use peppermint oil or rosemary. Dabbing some peppermint on your wrist can help you regain focus and stimulate your brain’s ability to concentrate. Add a few drops to your shower as an early morning natural energy booster or put it in a diffuser to breathe it in throughout your day.

Rosemary is another natural ingredient that can safely be inhaled for an instant perk up. The herb's intense scent is known as a stimulant to invigorate the mind and fight exhaustion and fatigue, both physically and mentally. BONUS: it also improves memory retention and can provide a natural energy boost.

3. One of the first symptoms of dehydration is feeling tired. Yep. The source of your exhaustion could be as simple as not drinking enough water. PLUS caffeine is a natural diuretic, which can dehydrate you even more so if you're drinking a lot of coffee or soda to get through your day, that could actually be making you more dehydrated and tired.

You should be drinking half of your body weight in water. Ex. if you weigh 150lb, you should be drinking a MINIMUM of 75oz. Of water per day.

4. Eat a handful of nuts! Eat a handful of almonds or peanuts, which are high in magnesium and folic acid. These nutrients are essential for energy and cell production. A lack of these nutrients in your system can leave you feeling exhausted.

5. Eat a high fiber/high protein breakfast. Eating something like oatmeal and with nuts for breakfast will stick with you longer and fight off hunger. We all know if you’re hungry, you’re definitely lacking energy, so prevent it in the first place!

6. Do downdog! There’s been a lot of studies that show yoga stretches and breathing are excellent at fighting exhaustion. Down dog is great because the inversion will bring blood flow to your brain. Make sure to take a few deep breaths to get all of the effects.

7. Grab a cinnamon stick Some people say that just a little whiff of cinnamon can reduce fatigue and make them feel more alert.

Bonus: Sing out loud and dance to your favourite tune. This will give you a boost of energy and brighten your day. Belt it out from the top of your lungs, go crazy and have fun!

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