As the days get shorter and colder, even the best of us can feel like we’re losing that pep in our step. Keep reading to find out some simple ways to beat that middle-of-the-day fog and regain lost energy.
Take Quality Supplements
Because the average diet is lacking in nutrients, it is important to take a daily supplement that includes Vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins along with CoQ10 and Omega 3's. Your body is a machine and a lack of vitamins is like a lack of fuel and we know from the research that it is simply impossible to get everything your body needs from your food.
Most people are aware that working out helps you alleviate stress and anxiety. However, instead of working out earlier or later in the day, try working out mid-afternoon. Studies suggest that working out at this time can increase your productivity—making the time away from the office worth it.
Stretch and Breathe
Deep breathing from the diaphragm can help get your blood flowing and stretching helps reenergize your muscles and your mind to fight off any anxiety that may be creeping in.
Invigorate with Essential Oils
Diffusing or breathing in citrus essential oils has been shown to help uplift and improve your mood, while Frankincense, Peppermint, and Rosemary are beneficial in invigorating the senses.
Simply breathing in fresh air for 20 minutes can change both your energy levels and mood for the better. It also means you get that crucial amount of sun exposure to keep your vitamin D levels up.
Eat Smaller, More Frequent Meals
Food is most importantly our body’s fuel, and when you start to get hungry your mood and level of activity can quickly decline. To keep off hunger pangs, eat healthier, smaller meals more often.
Get a massage
The invigorating effects of a massage with essential oil application can help you re-center and reduce stress. Make sure to stay hydtrated before and after.
It’s important to keep water in your system, even when the weather is cooling down and you feel like you don’t need as much. Stay away from sugary drinks and coffee that can actually dehydrate you more.
Get a Good Night's Sleep
Your body does a lot during sleep, including healing and rejuvenating. Be sure to get plenty of rest—for adults seven to nine hours is the recommended amount.
Take a Power Nap
Taking a long nap might seem like the answer, but it really can set you back for the rest of the day and keep you from sleeping during the night. Instead, take a quick midday power nap of around 10–20 minutes.
Essential Oils for Energy
Peppermint, Wild Orange, Rosemary, Focus Blend, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Invigorating Blend, or Joyful Blend