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Natural Ways to Feel More Energetic

Our lives are so busy and hectic these days, there’s no wonder that most of us are so exhausted when we walk through the door at the end of the day. If you’re a working mom like me, then you will want to do nothing more than just flop down on the sofa and watch TV before it’s time to pop up to bed. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to find a bit more energy to get you through the day? Well, you might be happy to hear that there are a few steps you can take to feel more energetic – and they are all completely natural! Here are a few of nature’s best kept secrets for getting more energy into your life.

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Have An Early Night

This might be quite an obvious point to make, but it really does bear repeating. One of the first things you should try is going to bed a little earlier. You might be surprised at how much more refreshed you will feel when you wake up if you have gone to bed just thirty minutes before your usual time. If you struggle to fall asleep on time, there are a few things you might want to try. For instance, reading in bed can help you quieten your mind. Some people find that taking a bubble bath just before getting into bed can also help them relax.

 

Cut Back On Alcohol

 Drinking alcohol can make us feel tired. Because of this, some people believe that it can help them get to sleep. Even though you might fall asleep quickly, the quality of your sleep will be quite poor so you could wake up very lethargic and without any energy. So, if you want to feel a lot more energetic throughout the day, you should cut down on your alcohol intake so that you can enjoy a better night’s sleep.

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Eat For Energy

You might want to change your diet so that you are eating more foods that can supply the body with plenty of energy. First of all, it’s worth drinking plenty of water as your body needs to be hydrated for energy. Energy rich food includes the likes of bananas, oily fish, and sweet potatoes. You might also want to try drinking some energy shakes. You can buy Isagenix or make our own homemade ones. Either way, they are sure to be packed full of natural energy!

 

 

Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Many people think that sugar is key for a boost in energy. It is true that consuming sugar will give you a very intense immediate energy boost. You will only end up crashing and will end up burnt out before too long. For a boost of energy that lasts longer, you should stick to natural and whole grain foods as your body can process them for longer and will release their energy a lot slower.


 

Once you use all the tips above, you should find that you have bags of energy!

 

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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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