Once a while it’s allowed to use coffee to kick-start yourself in the morning (i mean, have you tasted some crazy coffee smoothies with whipped cream, it’s very easy to get addicted to those kind’s of coffee) but taking coffee almost everyday is very harmful to your system and is a one way free ride to migraine town. There are other natural and healthier ways to kick-start your day.
EXERCISE IN THE MORNING
Adjust your daily schedule and plan workouts in the mornings before work. This will give you an instant energy burst, plus morning workouts can increase your metabolism and you’re more likely to make healthier eating choices throughout the day.
EAT CHIA SEEDS
Get your energy from chia seeds. They’re packed with a revitalizing combo of B vitamins, fiber, and protein, so they pick you up without making you jittery. You can simply stir them into your yogurt.
GO TO BED EARLY
This is one of the best and most obvious ways to have more energy without caffeine. Understandably, going to bed early can be challenging. There isn’t enough time in the day for every task on our plate. But if you get into a routine of sleeping between seven and nine hours, you’ll awake refreshed and have more energy throughout the day.
REDUCE THE TEMPERATURE
Warm temperatures make us lethargic and sluggish. If you need an energy boost, lower the temperature in your house or office, or turn on a fan. Cooler temperatures can wake you up and help you feel more alert. If you feel more alert, you’ll have more energy.
TAKE A LOT OF WATER
Don’t get into a habit of drinking juice, soda and tea throughout the day. These beverages have flavor but it’s not the same as drinking water. Sugary and caffeinated beverages can dehydrate you and if you’re dehydrated, you’ll feel sluggish and tired. Aim for eight glasses of water each day. If you need an energy boost, drink a glass of water and notice the difference.
NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST
You might skip breakfast if you’re rushing in the mornings. But if you don’t consume #calories early, you’re going to feel more tired and have less energy. Always eat breakfast, even if it’s a light breakfast such as a piece of fruit or a muffin. Also, keep healthy snacks with you throughout the day to regulate your blood sugar and keep your energy level up.
TAKE SHORT NAPS
If you didn’t get enough sleep the night before and you’re feeling sluggish, try and squeeze in a 15- or 20-minute power nap.
This gives your brain and #body a chance to recharge, and you’ll awake feeling energized and ready to complete the rest of the day. Maybe you can take a short nap in your car on your lunch break, or rest your #eyes at your desk after eating lunch. Many people deal with low-energy, but you don’t need caffeine to raise your energy level.
DON’T OVEREAT LUNCH
Eat a light, healthy lunch to feel energized. If you get into a habit of eating a heavy lunch, you’re likely to feel sluggish immediately after lunch, and it might be harder to stay productive throughout the rest of the day