Here are a few things that we’ve found that can speed up energy momentum. When you are feeling like you are in a low energy state, gradually pick items from this list. Look at them as individual pedals on the bike. As you take one after another, your energy will begin to build, and each task will become easier than the one before it.
1. Get some sun and fresh air:
Even if you don’t live in an area of the world with a great deal of sunshine, try to make an effort to get outside for at least 20 minutes. Sunshine and fresh air are naturally stimulating, and unfortunately, for so many of us, when we are down in the dumps we tend to stay inside, depriving ourselves of these natural energy boosters.
2. Listen to fast, upbeat music:
Put your headphones on or turn on the car radio and find some high energy music. Again, you will probably not feel like listening to high energy music, but listening to fast music will naturally get your blood flowing quicker.
3. Get some light exercise:
It could be as simple as a walk around the neighborhood, but exercise is critical. Make sure to get out of bed, or out of your seat and move around for a few minutes to get your blood circulating.
4. Attend to your personal grooming:
We tend to let our appearance go to the dogs when we are in a low energetic state. Even if you just get up for a few minutes, put yourself together, and go sit back down again you will feel a little bit stronger and more capable to cross another item off of this list.
Grooming also has the added benefit that it will make you more likely to leave your house when you are feeling down. Most of us don’t want to be seen when we are looking rough, so putting ourselves together makes the idea of being out and about less daunting.
5. Clean up a little:
Tidy up your surroundings. You don’t have to do a complete Spring cleaning routine, but look around for one small mess or area of clutter in your home or workspace and clean it up. You will feel better when you look around and things are cleaner and less cluttered.
The more things there are for you to clean up, the better. So if your home or workspace is very messy or cluttered, good! This gives you a lot more “pedals on the bike” to ramp yourself up as you feel ready to tackle them.
6. Run a quick errand:
Go to the bank, head over to the grocery store or get your hair cut. Get something on your “to do” list crossed off.
7. Eat something healthy:
Eat some whole, organic foods that are nutrient and energy rich like blueberries, spinach, black beans, red peppers or any other kind of high energy food. Even if you prefer to eat potato chips and cookies, adding a few healthy foods into the mix will help build energy in your body.