If you're anything like me, most days you need a little boost to get your day started and something for that mid-afternoon slump. While my first instinct is to reach for a soda or coffee, I've been trying to find more natural ways to get me through the day.
The most obvious way is to get more sleep. I've read that you have better quality of sleep if you get to bed before midnight. I even found a 10 o'clock club on Facebook. They all aim to go to bed by 10 every night. I am in awe of this group and wish I could join. But I can't remember the last time I was in bed before midnight, let alone 10. It's a great goal to shoot for though!
Eating enough fruits and vegetables. When I am eating well, I have more energy. I usually can't get all those servings in of fruits and veggies everyday though, so to fill in the gaps I take Juice Plus. Let me tell you, I can tell a huge difference in my energy level and how I feel in general when I forget to take Juice Plus. If you're interested in learning more about our Juice Plus journey, check out my Juice Plus tab at the top. Yes I sell it, but I sell it because I believe in the product and have seen results, as well as the discount. I'd tell you all about it even if I didn't sell it because I love it that much. When I feel a cold coming on, I double up. It's just fruits and vegetables.
I take Young Living‘s Super B to help my energy level. I wasn't sure about Super B when I bought it. I listened to a seminar and the speaker said everyone needed to take Super B. Yet again, I was skeptical. But I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it. Now I take it every morning. It's so much better than that cup of coffee in the morning that would usually leave me feeling jittery. Super B contains eight B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. When I was pregnant with my daughter, the midwife told me that some people took vitamin B and half of a brand name sleeping pill to help with morning sickness. While I never did that, or would take a sleeping pill while pregnant, the B vitamins sounded like a great option. I wasn't sure of the dosage though so I never did it. If the Lord blesses us with more children though, I will definitely take Super B to see if it helps with morning sickness.
The essential oil blend En-R-Gee is a great energy boost also. You can diffuse En-R-Gee, apply it to the back of your neck or ears, I've even put two drops in my hands, rubbed them together, and placed them over my kidneys. Kind of sounds strange, I know. I thought so too. But En-R-Gee helps support your adrenals, which are located on top on your kidneys. It's made up of rosemary, juniper, lemongrass, nutmeg, Idaho balsam fir, clove, and black pepper.
Another great way to boost your energy level is to drink water. And no, you can't count coffee, tea, and soda as water. You can add some lemon juice or Young Living's lemon essential oil. Try drinking half of your body's weight in ounces of water for a couple of days and tell me how you feel. You'll flush out all those toxins that have built up, and I bet you'll have more energy.
Last one, take a walk. One of the best ways to boost your energy is to get moving. Right after breakfast, on your lunch break, after nap time, after dinner. Schedule in some time during the day for some physical activity. Your body will thank you and you'll have more energy.
What are some ways you boost your energy level? I'd love to hear your tips! Thanks for stopping by :).