Why physical and mental energy? Do you need to do different things to increase each? Well, yes and no. Depending on the activities that you’re performing, you’re going to need more physical or mental energy. However, they both fuel each other. If you increase your physical energy, you’re also increasing your mental sharpness. And the other way around. It’s up to you to choose what you need most of.
7 Sources of Low Energy
That said, I’ve identified 7 sources of low energy. The funny thing is these areas are also the portal to increasing your energy. After analyzing each source of low energy, you can then appoint specific activities that ensure you’re pulverizing that low energy entrance.
- The first source of low energy is your body, weight, and health. If you’re overweight or underweight or have health issues, then your body needs more energy to function properly so there’s less energy left for anything else.
- Then, you’ve got the food types. Yes, what you eat matters when it comes to energy. You probably knew this but it’s more satisfying to see everything laid out in front of you, isn’t it?
- The activities that you do require energy.
- The people you interact with and the environment you spend your time in.
- Your habits can also drain you of energy, for instance a big one is drinking coffee first thing in the morning.
- Staying in your comfort zone leads to low energy because there’s no excitement in play. Your evolution, growth stagnates.
- Your thoughts and lack of clarity also lead to low energy.
Let’s go into a bit more depth with 3 of these.
Foods That Lower Your Energy
Here are a few examples of foods that lower your energy:
- sugary foods
- processed foods
- foods that lack water
- big portions
The body uses more of its resources in an attempt to establish balance.
Habits That Mess Up Your Energy
Some of the habits that rob you of energy are:
- drinking coffee first thing in the morning
- sitting too much
- eating quickly
- not drinking enough water
- putting your health last
- not automating recurring tasks
- not putting to practice what you learn
- being overloaded with information
Thoughts That Drain Your Energy
As for the thoughts that decrease your energy:
- lack of clarity
- wanting to do everything all at once
- seeking perfection
3 Ways To Increase Your Physical And Mental Energy
Alright, now that you know more about the sources of low energy, it’s time to discover the 3 ways to increase your energy:
- Eat energizing foods: water-rich foods, complex carbs, nuts, and seeds.
- Move more: morning workout, walks, relaxing exercises.
- Meditate: quick energizing meditation, clarity meditation, relaxing meditation.
How To Take Action And Gain Momentum
But it’s not enough to just know what these ways are. Let’s put them to practice in a fun way. Remember the 3-day quests concept? Basically, they are the best way to gain momentum, to experiment, and learn.
Here’s what to do for the next 3 days. You can do these all at once or one at a time.
- Pick 3 fresh foods that you’ll have every day for the next 3 days.
- Pick a workout to do every day for the next 3 days.
- Pick a meditation type to do every day for the next 3 days.
If you’re looking to stay consistent with these new energizing habits, check out my book Weight Loss Quests – Stay in shape while working from home. Download a free chapter from the Weight Loss Quests e-book. The book will teach you the mindset to have when looking to bring balance into your life, how not to get bored while you adopt healthy habits, a mainly plant-based approach, how to make sure you hydrate properly without feeling like drinking water is a chore, how to stay consistent with exercise and more.
Let me know in the comments what you choose out of the 3: foods, workout, meditation or all 3 😀
Stay inspired and have fun. Talk soon!
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