While that extra hour of sunlight is much appreciated, the hour that Daylight Savings Time seems to steal away from us, that I bet we’re all feeling right about now on this Monday morning, is not nearly as loved! Use these tricks and tips below to naturally energize your mind, body, and even your complexion while you adjust.
Experts from some of our favorite spa and wellness destinations shared 15 ways we can increase our energy naturally earlier this year. For example Wendy Sallin, Director of Fitness, PFC Fitness Camp, suggests taking multiple breaks during the day to take a brisk walk around the block, or up and down some stairs. “These short active breaks will help clear your head and will help incorporate more motion into your day. The less you move, the more you will feel tired or lethargic. Energy begets energy.” Get 14 additional tips here.
Need a quick pick-me-up? Eat like the ancients and try this recipe for an Aztec Energy Bar. It uses the ancient grain amaranth, once believed to be the food of the gods. Still hungry? Try these 6 easy to eat foods for vigor and vitality. We bet you have a few already in the kitchen!
Chances are, if you’re in the office today, you’re bound to experience a serious afternoon slump. Keep these 10 tricks in your back pocket to avoid it completely! One of our favorite tricks is using aromatherapy to naturally boost your energy, anywhere. A little rosemary goes a long way!
Energize your body and your mind before you even get out of the bedroom with these 5 simple morning stretches. Sometimes you just need 10 minutes to get that re-boot you need.
“Wake up to the first alarm. Yes, hitting the snooze button may feel like you’ll be better rested. But in reality your body isn’t finishing up a complete sleep cycle each time you hit the snooze button, leaving you even more tired. Aim to set your alarm for a time that allows the recommended 6.5 to 7.5 hours of sleep each night to aid in productiveness and alertness throughout the day.” Get 4 more tricks to energize yourself naturally here.
If your complexion is lacking a little luster this morning try to use coffee in a whole new way! This Organic Coffee & Honey Mask is perfect for faking that well-rested look.
Do you have ways that you love to energize naturally? Share them below!