I’ve stuck to my weekly blog entry goal for 5 weeks. Since I’m serious about blogging, I’ll give it a title: LLEV Writes. Lev means Heart in Hebrew.
Unfortunately what I really wanted to write about, I still have to wait a few weeks before I can put it on the internet. Instead I’m answering a question I often get asked: Where do you get your energy?
I have *highlighted* the points where I think you can bring your energy levels up. The others are unique to me.
- I was born this way. My mother has a lot of energy too.
- *I get outside as often as I can.*
- *I usually get 7-8 hours sleep. I always feel better in the morning. * I realize not everyone has the luxury of getting that much sleep but try, sleep is key.
- I go to bed early and wake up early. I like to have 3 hours before I leave in the morning. They go by so fast because I’m able to get tons of work done.
- My work keeps me energized. I’m pretty lucky that at the end of teaching a fitness class or a client session, I feel good about getting people moving.
- *I give myself some ‘me’ time each day. That time is used to get things off my chest, work out problems or just breathe. *
- *I move a lot.* If you don’t move, you won’t have energy. If you don’t have energy you don’t want to move. Moving gets you energized, even if you are tired. Get outside and walk: YOU WILL FEEL BETTER.
- *I laugh a lot. Finding things to laugh and smile about makes you energized. It’s also good for your core muscles. 🙂 *
- *I eat well* What does eating well mean? Whole foods, lots of fresh vegetables, low to no sugar, complex over simple carbs. Eating in moderation. When I eat too much (which I do) and lay down, I get tired. If I eat too much and keep moving, I get lots of energy from the food. Eat the amount you need for your lifestyle.
- *Drink lots of water.* When I do feel tired, I either drink cold water or spray cold water on my face. I don’t drink any caffeinated drinks or sugary drinks/juices, just water and herbal tea. Staying hydrated keeps your energy levels up.