January is a difficult one.
I start the New Year raring to go, I jump out of bed in the mornings looking forward to cracking on with my to-do lists. But as the last days of the month near, I am running on empty.
It is Vicki’s infectious energy that has made me think, what could I be doing to get back on track.
Energise in 5
- Ditch the Caffeine
Staring at the bottom of a vanilla latte, I am waiting for my energy levels to soar but it’s not long until the sparkle fizzles out. Our mind triggers us to believe that consuming multiple cups of coffee is the key to a burst of energy but really, that’s all it is, a burst. It’s draining us. It is time to say goodbye to the caffeine and hello to the recommended water intake.
- Improved Nutrition
It started off so well. The cupboards were full of nutritional foods but then I lost inspiration for meal ideas and time to meal prep. From now on, I am going simpler but still eating healthy. When it comes to snacks, I will be adding natural sugars from fresh fruit and a handful of nuts packed with fibre. For evening meals I am switching to brown carbs, as they will release a steadier supply of energy to our bodies.
- Up the Exercise
My 2018 fitness regime is not exactly ready, steady, go. It is ironic, isn’t it? We feel exhausted by a workout and depleted of energy but we need to understand it is often the exercise that will power us.
More exercise every day; the more we do the more we love it.
- Take Time Out
I struggle with understanding when enough is enough. I need to take a break, relax and have a good night’s sleep. Getting enough sleep ensures we have the energy we need to be productive the next day. From now on, I will be making a conscious effort to get to bed an hour earlier and switch off all technology well before I get there.
- Get Creative
Energy and creativity go hand in hand. Don’t you find that it is much easier to avoid hitting the snooze button when there is something you’re excited to be getting up and doing? Creative projects spur on energy, help to stimulate the brain and can also have a positive impact on your emotions.
I am looking forward to taking action. Feeling energised in five, who is with me? xA