5 Tips to Boost Your Energy
Prime your brain for what's coming ...
Cultivate and maintain healthy relationships.
According to the Nonprofit Source “only 25% of the adult population volunteer their time, talents, and energy to making a difference.” The truth is, it is so easy to get caught up in the commercialization of the season or to get distracted by the busyness of life. However, I think it is extremely important to find the time to contribute to others in small ways.
Both of my parents always stressed the importance of giving back to my local community and doing things that extended beyond myself. Now that I am an adult, I am so glad they did. Whenever people are stressed out and overwhelmed by all the things they have to do in life, one of the first things I ask them is, “When is the last time you volunteered?”
Nothing teaches you to be humble or to prioritize what matters most in life like spending the day cleaning a women’s shelter or serving soup to people less fortunate. We take so many things for granted most of the time.
The best remedy for an overwhelmed life? Take your eyes off of yourself and your cares and start serving others. In no time flat, you will realize just how good you have it! Plus, as an added bonus, volunteering improves our mental and physical health, decreases depression, and heightens our overall satisfaction in life and social well-being!
Create a space for fun.
Wear an ugly sweater at home. (Did you know that being cold can cause your energy levels to plummet?) Sing carols in your pajamas. (Music can not only keep your spirits bright but can also prevent stress and anxiety. Score for the shower singers!) See—and wear—red! (Just looking at the color red can boost your energy levels. Wearing it? Skyrocket your confidence and inspire poise under pressure. Mall Santa, I see you!)
Create joy by celebrating life’s little moments …