While the days certainly are a bit sunnier than they were just a short month ago, it can still be hard to get everything done during the day. There are children you need to take care of, dinners to be made, dishes to be loaded – and, of course, your regular job to attend to as well. Somehow, a few selected people are able to do all of this and still have time to get to those yoga classes as well – while the rest of us struggle.
Luckily, there are a few tried-and-tested methods to give you a bit more energy during the day. It’s no hocus pocus behind it, really, but it will definitely work as long as you stick to a schedule and try to make it happen.
Here is a handful of excellent ways to get a bit more energy during your week of work. It won’t make the day any longer but it will certainly make you more productive.
Plan every day the night before
The people who enjoy planning are, in fact, doing themselves a huge favour. By preparing yourself mentally for the day ahead, you’re getting a head start on the day and can start ticking off things from your to-do list as soon as you’re up.
Some people prefer to write an actual list and prioritize the tasks that are more pressing than the rest – others are fine with putting a mental note of everything in their head and remember it instead.
Most people who have pulled this off call it a complete game changer. The idea is that you start your day off the right way and can, by the time you have lunch, feel confident that most of the work is taken care of. It just makes it a bit easier to pick those kids up after work, get dinner done, and maybe even have time for a stop at the gym afterward.
Drink enough water
For the early mornings when your energy levels are low, and the amount of sleep you got is preposterous, keep yourself hydrated to stay awake. That means that coffee might not be the best idea as it dries you out and only gives you a small boost that’s not enough to get you through the day – however, you don’t need to chug down bottles of water to stay hydrated.
Snack on fruits and veggies; they contain a lot of water and will help your body out with the nutrients you need when you’re too sleepy to think about vitamins. Your sense of thirst is not always an accurate way of measuring whether you’ve had enough water – and some people don’t notice this need until they sit down and relax.
Your Food Matters
What you eat, in general, will also have a lot to say for your energy levels, though, and if you’re not able to get enough vitamins through your food, it’s important that you take a supplement. Have a look at shilajit powder, for example, and see if it doesn’t give you the boost you need.
Get A Routine
When you get into a routine, it’s going to be much easier to get the energy you need to push through. Make sure to always wake up and go to bed at the same time as well, though, so that you’re not messing with your own cycle.