Have you ever had one of those days that left you feeling emotionally and physically exhausted?
If you answered yes – you are not alone. We all have those days.
We have more control over our energy than we give ourselves credit for.
Just because you wake up one morning with low energy doesn’t mean that feeling will last the entire day.
There are several little things you can do, starting from the moment you wake up that can help increase your energy – even if it’s just a little bit.
Remember To Smile
You know that saying fake it till you make it?
Well, smiling (even when you don’t feel like it) is the perfect example of that saying in action.
Smiling can trick our brains into thinking we are happy and in a great mood.
The next time you’re feeling drained or not your best, walk on over to your bathroom mirror and smile for 5 minutes.
It may feel a little uncomfortable at first, but don’t knock until you try it.
Take Your Time Getting Ready
Our morning routine can significantly impact the rest of our day.
Waking up ten minutes before you have to leave the house can be quite stressful and exhausting in itself.
Taking 30 minutes to an hour to take a long shower, pick out an outfit that makes you feel good and have a nice breakfast can help you walk into the day with a relaxed and upbeat mindset.
Not everything has to be done all at once.
Knocking items off our list at a steady pace can help those more draining tasks feel simple and even fun.
The act of ticking items off of your list can be very motivating, which in turn can help increase our confidence and overall energy levels.