Sometimes it can seem like having energy is unattainable – like no matter how hard you try, whatever you implement into your life to become energized never works. While it may not seem like it, there are many small habits you could be doing that drain energy quickly, leaving you feeling hopeless when nothing works.
One common energy draining habit for many people is having a bad diet. If you’re working an 8 hour job, you’re most likely going to be stressed out and tired by the end of the work day.
You’re not going to want to take the time to prepare yourself, and possibly your family, a nice healthy meal. Sometimes fast food looks like the easiest option to save your energy.
However, it’s not. Taking the time to make healthier food is worth it in the long run, because if you keep up a steady diet of fast food, your overall health will take a severe hit.
Look in recipe books or online recipes and get healthy ingredients that you like – this will make you more excited to cook them. You can even throw some ingredients into a crock pot and let it cook for you during the day to provide a nutritious meal when you get home.
Another common, energy-draining habit is smoking. Smoking injures your lungs and makes it harder for you to get the proper amount of oxygen. This will cause your body to use more energy to try to breathe properly, draining the amount of energy you have stored.
Nicotine also impedes your ability to get a good night’s sleep, which will also leave you feeling tired in the morning and with no energy to go on with your day. Use products that will help you stop smoking – such as nicotine patches, electronic cigarettes, and/or meditation CDs.
Studies also show that only 3 days after someone stops smoking is when the energy levels increase, so it doesn’t take long to feel a difference. One more way you may drain energy without even knowing it is overlooking exercise when you may feel too exhausted to do it.
Even though exercise sounds draining and unappealing, especially when you’re already tired, it’s a great way to revamp your energy levels and get them back up. Working out releases endorphins and gets your heart rate up.
Both of those increase energy. Keeping a daily schedule of consistent exercise will also make you healthier, which is an obvious way to keep yourself energized. Finding the right formula for becoming energized for your personal needs can be difficult. Start with getting rid of these habits to ensure a more stable, energized, lifestyle.