How to Increase Energy and Motivation

If you drive a long distance without refueling, eventually your car will run out of gas. In the same way, if you push yourself too hard, you run the risk of burning out.

Tips to Improve Your Energy

Avoid skipping meals

Eating regular nutritious meals and snacks keeps blood sugar levels stable and helps fuel your day. 

Get Outside

Spend time in nature to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine to enhance your mood and energy! 

Listen to Music

Music can energize and uplift you! Listen to upbeat music while you’re walking, driving, or at home. 

Try Essential Oils

Diffuse essential oils like peppermint and citrus or look for roll-on options for an uplifting effect. 

Drink More Water

Aim for 6-8 glasses per day to keep you alert. 

Slow Down Your Breathing

Alternate between inhaling and exhaling for a count of 3-4. Do this for a few minutes a day to renew and recharge. 

How to Increase Energy and Motivation at Work

Reduce clutter

Dedicate some time to clearing out your work, living and digital spaces. This will decrease stress and increase productivity.

Complete tasks strategically

Group similar tasks together and complete them in batches. It’s more efficient and reduces mental fatigue.

Don’t procrastinate

Putting off a task can increase feelings of stress, anxiety, and dread. Set a timer for 5 minutes and start working on the project you’ve been putting off!

Take breaks often

Step away from your desk and screens during the day to recharge and improve your focus.

Set firm boundaries

Say ‘no’ to unnecessary tasks to make more time for you. 

Energy Assessment: How to Re-balance

These questions will help you identify a) energy-boosting activities worth making time for, and b) draining activities to avoid.

STEP 1: What are some activities that energize or recharge you? E.g. listening to an upbeat song, playing with your pet, meditating, or going for a relaxing walk outside.

STEP 2: What are some activities that drain or deplete you? E.g. too much screen-time, working long hours, skipping meals, or staying up too late at night.

Final Thoughts on Increasing Energy and Motivation 

Make your energy-boosting activities non-negotiable by scheduling time for them in your calendar. Be specific about the day and time and set a reminder!

We hope the tips you learned in this blog post help you make the most of your time. Follow us on Facebook for more tips like the ones found in this blog post. 

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