Tips To Boost Energy And Stop Feeling Tired

Every day millions of people complain about being tired, and it is really no wonder, what with the amount of things that we all need to get done in a day. There are so many things to do and so little time to get it done in, and we all wish that there were 25 hours in a day. Most people want to find a way to get more energy and not feel so tired, but are not sure of what they can do about it.

There are actually many simple things that you can do which will help boost your energy and stamina and not only get you going more in the morning but make you feel more energized throughout the day as well.

Change Your Diet

One of the first and most important things that you can do if you want to increase your energy is by changing your diet a little bit. You may think that you are eating healthily but when you take a step back and understand more about nutrition you may be pretty surprised at what you find out. White bread for instance, is bad for you and will leave you feeling bloated and sluggish. You should go for the wholemeal version as they are full of fibers. You also want to avoid fatty and sugary foods, especially since they will give you a sugar rush and make you feel more enthused to begin with but then your energy level will drop dramatically.

Perhaps more important than anything is that you make time to have breakfast every morning, as the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is definitely true. By eating breakfast you will basically be giving your body a jumpstart and helping it to feel energized throughout the day. Even if you do not feel hungry you want to eat something for breakfast, even if that just means an egg or a piece of fruit.

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Eat More Often

Rather than stuffing three large meals down every day, you should try to eat smaller meals but more frequently. You should be snacking healthily throughout each day, so that you keep your metabolism up as fast as possible and keep your body full of sustenance. Eating every two to three hours is the best idea, and this will keep your blood sugar and energy levels stable all day long. Supersized meals demand more energy to digest and in turn this may leave you feeling lethargic.

Fill Up On Fiber

Few people get as much fiber in their diet as they should, and fiber is actually one of the most important things to include in any diet. Fiber helps in many ways, namely by flushing toxins and wastes out of your body. These toxins and wastes, if left in your body, would cause you to feel incredibly sluggish and even possibly cause health problems and conditions to develop, such as colon cancer.

Use Caffeine to Your Advantage

Although too much caffeine can definitely be unhealthy, if you drink caffeinated beverages in moderation then you can really benefit from it. A cup of coffee in the morning can help make you feel more energized and is always delicious with a good hearty breakfast. Just make sure that you watch your caffeine intake during the later part of the day and into the night, because this can actually result in making you feel more tired. Especially if you are up drinking coffee most of the night you will most likely not be able to sleep and in turn will feel incredibly tired the next day.

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Don’t Stress Out

Of course these days it seems as though there are a million things to worry about, especially if you have children, but it is important that you do not get stressed out and worry too much. Stressing out causes your brain to overload and as a result you will end up feeling tired and exhausted. Not only can stress make you tired but it can compromise your health and relationships, and so you should definitely try to stay as calm and positive as possible, even during the tougher times.

There are a few things that you can do on the day to day to keep yourself from getting overly stressed and worked up, including learning how to stop talking yourself into being upset and depressed, and how to enjoy the small things in life more. You should also learn how to stop expecting your partner to make you happy and start taking responsibility for your own happiness, as this is one of the biggest downfalls in relationships. Even chores around the house can be turned into something fun rather than something to dread, so just keep your mood light and your spirits up.

Feeling tired is never good especially if you have serious fatigue throughout the day and it is having a negative effect on your life. Just remember that there are many things you can do to get yourself feeling more energized, namely maintaining a proper and healthy diet and exercise regime.

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13 Responses

  1. Enjoyed your tips boost energy and stop feeling tired. As a retreat facilitator one of the biggest complaints I get is fatique and feeling tired. As you shared I agree and recommend the small meals throughout the day to maintain blood sugar levels. Thanks for spreading good information.

  2. Jen Cole says:

    I enjoyed this article – lots of good tips! Particularly the reminder that we are all responsible to make our own happiness. Too often people neglect the emotional aspects of seeking more energy.

    I was also concerned, though, about your mention of coffee. Maybe this works for some people, but certainly not for me. When I’ve tried to “just have 1 coffee to get me going” it’s quickly cycled into craving “just 1 more” and then another and another until I’ve completely forgotten about limiting myself to just 1. When I decided to give it up completely, I allowed myself a tea in the morning, but soon didn’t feel the need for even that. The lift I got from the coffee I now get from a large glass of water. Much healthier and just as energizing.

  3. Jannette says:

    What about a fruit breakfast? That will help the body to continue its cleansing action, will totally energize one and will prevent the sluggishness which normally follows a hearty concentrated meal. I can’t take anything but fruits in the morning, anything else will make me feel tired and sluggish. Personally I do a lot of green smoothies, ever heard of that? They provide a lot of fiber and help to balance the blood glucose levels and keep me going for the rest of the morning.

    • borzack says:

      Fruits are good for breakfast. Like I said in the article, even if you do not feel hungry you want to eat something for breakfast, even if that just means an egg or a piece of fruit. I personally have fruits for breakfast all the time. A cup of strawberries, a banana, a scoop of protein powder and crushed ice, walla!

  4. Frances says:

    Great tips! Apart from diet, eating less and keeping hydrated are very important to maintain high energy levels. Eat food with volume of not larger than your fist size at one go and drink plenty of water! You will see the difference.

  5. Jannette says:

    Frances, you say ‘Eat food with volume of not larger than your fist size at one go and drink plenty of water! You will see the difference’. Are you serious? That is the equivalent of one small mango, no two, if you exclude the kernels, how could one possibly live on that 😉

  6. Healthyeric says:

    Great addition Alina! Hydration is key and caffeine works against you in this department, whilst helping to bring about “adrenal burnout” and create a very acidic environment in the body. And of course, sleep, particularily the quality of your sleep, is perhaps one of the most crucial elements. I learnt a lot of these gems of knowledge simply by surfing the internet, but I found a lot of them confirmed through a book called “The Raw Secrets” by Frederic Patenaude. He also talks about Cocoa, which many people get addicted to, not unlike coffee, for its stimulant effect.

  7. Great article and the tips are well received. I personally thrive on positive images and words the are design to motivate and encourage rather than negative and doom and gloom.

  8. annedreshfield says:

    Great tips that are easy to follow. I’ve recently been trying to follow more of these in hopes of feeling better throughout the long work and school days. I’ve found that exercising daily helps me feel better, more alert, and stress-free. If I can’t make it to the gym, I try to head out for a walk after dinner, especially with these beautiful summer nights. So many fruits are in season, too — stock up! 🙂 Welcome to Livefyre, and please let us know if you have any questions or feedback for us.

  9. borzack says:

    @annedreshfield Thanks! The first thing I do every morning is hitting the treadmill for half an hour. Light stretches, have a good healthy breakfast before heading to work. Definitely helps me provide the energy I need 🙂

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