Ten Energy Boosters
More energy equals better brainpower. I've had problems with
fatigue and a lack of energy all my life. It would be wonderful
to know why. I've asked doctors, read books, and researched the
subject online. In the end I've decided that some questions just
won't be answered in my lifetime.
Fortunately, I've also learned that even without discovering
the root causes of my tiredness, there are things I can do to
alleviate it. The following are some of energy boosters that
have worked for me and others over the years. It may help to
use several at once.
1. Deep breathing. Three slow deep breaths through the nose
help oxygenate the blood supply better, and especially seems
to wake up the brain. As those of you who meditate may already
know, breathing through the nose uses your diaphragm more and
draws the air deeper into your lungs.
2. Move around. Often just getting up and washing the dishes,
or walking around the house helps boost energy levels.
3. Listen to energetic music. Different types of music have
different effects on us, but you can do this one by trial and
error. Once you find the ones that work for you, keep them ready.
4. Try "energy drinks." The verdict isn't in on
most of them, but it's a cheap option to try. I seem to get something
from the ones with Ginkgo Biloba in them.
5. Get better sleep. As long as you get at least five hours
of sleep, the quality seems to be more important than the quantity.
6. Talk about something interesting. Get a tired person to
talk about something they're passionate about, and watch their
energy level rise. This one really works well.
7. Drink a cup of coffee. Caffeine makes some of us more tired
when it's abused, but short-term, it can work wonders.
8. Exercise. This is a longer term solution, but many people
notice an increase in their energy level when they get regular
9. Take a hot and cold shower. One minute of hot water, one
minute of cold, alternating for six minutes. This isn't for those
with weak hearts, but it will wake you up. Incidentally, research
shows that this also revs up the immune system.
10. Get outside. Sometimes a little sunshine and fresh air
can be very energizing.
Of course it makes sense to try to find the reasons for your
tiredness or fatigue. However, in the meantime, why not try some
of the energy enhancers here? None of these are expensive, and
you just might have more energy, and brainpower, starting today.