I really needed this article to be published. It’s not just for myself but for anyone else who heavily relies on coffee to boost their energy. Let’s face it, it’s not the healthiest option. One of the reasons is that coffee can cause dehydration. The other reason I have an issue with is the dependency that is created. I mean, have you seen my Insta?
Living in a day and age where we are expected to stay wired can not only drain us but also be a detriment to our health. Coffee usually becomes our go-to drink to keep going even when we don’t want to. That’s why I am sharing these energizing but healthy tips to keep up but in a healthier way.
01. Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated is number one and water should be your go-to. Sometimes we feel tired because we haven’t had enough water. Even after drinking coffee, you can still feel tired and this is usually a signal that you need water. My tip is to have a glass of water first thing in the morning before anything else. It’s a good way to test whether or not you really need caffeine or you’re just dehydrated and thirsty.
02. Snack on
Snacks are a great way to maintain your energy levels throughout the day. My favorite snack is almonds. Almonds contain a lot of protein which help in boosting energy. If you need to add a little sweetness to your almonds, try adding a dry fruit. Other energy boosting snacks include blueberries, yogurt, and peanut butter.
03. Take a break
Sometimes we just need a break. Any monotonous activity can leave us feeling bored and even drained. Always take a break. During your break, focus on something that provides excitement. Or you can always use the little breaks to meditate and set some intentions. A good app for this is Headspace. Love it for when I need a break from the desk.
04. Exercise regularly
It has been proven time and time again that exercising makes you feel less tired in the long run. If you’re not used to exercising, the first few times may feel like torture but if you get past it, you’ll gain more energy and you’ll stimulate endorphin production.
05. Eliminate the stress
This may be one of the hardest tips to follow but it must be said because stress can cause fatigue. If you can pinpoint what’s causing you stress and eliminate it or at least change it, you can feel more energized. Often we forget that we’re stressing and don’t realize that it’s a probable cause for our fatigue.