Feel like you're dragging a little bit? There are some proven ways to help you
improve your mood and give you an energy boost.
First, think positive thoughts. When you think negative thoughts about yourself, others, the
future, the world, your financial situation or anything else, it bogs you down. When you find your
thoughts going in this direction, stop! Notice what you're doing. And then deliberately replace the
negative chatter in your mind with positive thoughts and concepts. It takes practice. But the more
you do it, the better and lighter you feel.
Second, cut back on or eliminate your intake of caffeine. That buzz it gives you leaves you with
less energy than before you imbibed it once it wears off. Replace caffeinated beverages with
decaffeinated or non-caffeinated drinks. Drink water instead of sodas and herbal tea instead of
coffee and caffeinated tea. Mint is a mild stimulant that is actually good for you.
Third, get enough sleep. If you have trouble getting to sleep, adopt a special bedtime routine,
much like parents do with their young children. Make it relaxing and not stimulating, and start
your bedtime routine at the same time every night. Get up at the same time every morning too, even
on weekends. The body responds well to routine.
Short afternoon naps can give you an energy boost as well. Even 20 minutes can make a difference in
the quality of your days.
Fourth, take stretch breaks during the day. Stretching refreshes you, and the yawns that tend to go
along with stretching help oxygenate your blood. Take deep breaths while you're extending those
arms and legs as far as you can. You can easily stretch at your office desk once every half hour or
so. Try this, and you'll be less drained at the end of a work day.
Fifth, exercise. Even a brisk walk at lunch or later in the afternoon will give you an energy
boost, on that is likely to continue for quite some time after the physical activity is over. You
don't have to turn into a jock to reap the benefits of exercise. Short sessions of mild exercise
done a few times each day have great benefits.
And most important, you've got to ditch junk food and fast food and eat a diet that is primarily
fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and, if you eat meat, consume cuts with low fat from
animals that are raised with proper attention to healthy diets and conditions.
If you do these things and find your feet are still dragging, consult your doctor. You might have a
medical condition that needs professional attention.
Obviously, a great tool reported to help improve energy is to use the QuWave Harmonizer!