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The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy

Sell yourself on your goals

Frame your goals in an exciting and motivating way, not just like something you "have to do".

Remind yourself why you're pursuing them, what inspires you and what you hope to achieve.

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The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy

The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy

https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2018/11/16/increase-energy/

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Habits define your energy levels

Energy, not time, is the basis for productivity. Having all the time in the world won’t help you if you’re exhausted for most of it. Having good habits help in keeping you energized and be more resilient to burn out, both physically and mentally. 

Sleep=the foundation of your energy

Poor sleep means you will start to underperform. Research says 7-8 hours are pretty much mandatory if you’re going to stay cognitively sharp in the long-run.

Napping benefits

Napping may feel lazy, but it has a range of cognitive benefits. This is particularly true if you’re doing a lot of learning since the short burst of sleep can help with memory.

Productivity in the morning

Get your most important work done in the morning. Energy levels depend a lot on your mood. If you’ve got some important work done, your mood is usually good and you feel productive. If you’ve wasted time on emails, meetings or calls, you’re often frustrated and exhausted entering the second half of the day.

Exercise every day

Exercise is a long-term investment in your energy levels. 

It’s easy to cut in the short-term, but over time you’ll reduce your overall fitness, making it harder to focus and stay alert throughout the day.

Set your intention the day before

Write your goals for the next day before you go to bed. This way, you'll waste no time deciding what to do next the following day and you'll keep the momentum going.

Sell yourself on your goals

Frame your goals in an exciting and motivating way, not just like something you "have to do".

Remind yourself why you're pursuing them, what inspires you and what you hope to achieve.

Get better friends

If your conversations with your friends leave you feeling drained, then maybe it's time to make some changes.

You don't have to exclude friends who are going through temporarily rough times, but assess your relationships and be aware of who you spend your time with and the value this really brings to your life.

Read better books

The best books aren’t those that teach you facts, but those that subtly change your entire thinking patterns.

Just like a good song can be the background for a particular emotion, a good book can be the background for a particular energy of thinking.

Align your life

Take the time to identify the different conflicts in your life and find ways to solve them.

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Recharge yourself physically

  • Take a warm bath. Try using Epsom salt in your bath. 
  • Use an exfoliating scrub to help recharge your body by improving blood circulation.
  • Change your diet...

Recharge mentally

  • Make a list of your accomplishments
  • Let go of past mistakes
  • Do something fun
  • Take breaks from things and people that bring you down
  • Spend time with close friends and family
  • Meditate or pray
  • Avoid multitasking
  • Take a break from technology
  • Do something artsy
  • Write in a journal

Why people feel drained

Most likely, exhaustion is linked to:

  • too much or too little physical activity
  • jetlag or something else that confuses your circadian rhythm
  • insomnia or lack of sleep
  • medications such as antihistamines and cough medicine
  • poor eating habits
  • stress
  • trauma
  • drug or alcohol use

Get More Sleep

Lack of sleep can result in you feeling lethargic, grumpy and tired. If you often feel this way, you may want to consider whether you’re getting enough sleep.

Try and aim for around 7 hour...

Reduce Stress

Feelings of stress can mean that you struggle to concentrate, experience racing thoughts, difficulty switching off and tiredness.

Strategies to improve your energy levels include taking some time for yourself to relax, reading or going for a walk.

Move More

One study found that sedentary people with persistent, unexplained fatigue decreased their tiredness by around 65% just by regularly participating in low-intensity cycling.

Get up and move your body like brisk walking or cycling to boost your energy levels.

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What causes bad habits

Most of the time, bad habits are simply a way of dealing with stress and boredom.

Everything from biting your nails to overspending on a shopping spree to drinking every weekend to ...

"Benefits" of bad habits

All of the habits that you have right now — good or bad — are in your life because they provide a benefit to you, even if they are bad for you in other ways.

And because bad habits provide some type of benefit in your life, it's very difficult to simply eliminate them. Instead, you need to replace a bad habit with a new habit that provides a similar benefit.

How to break a bad habit

  • Choose a substitute for your bad habit
  • Cut out as many triggers as possible. 
  • Surround yourself with people who live the way you want to live.
  • Visualize yourself succeeding and avoid negative self-talk.
  • Plan for failure and find things that can help you bounce back when you make a mistake.