If you open up TikTok or Instagram, you’re going to get bombarded by dozens of morning routines, seven totally different “perfect” diets that “changed everything,” and countless productivity “hacks”:
- From the 7-figure entrepreneur who says your morning routine doesn’t matter to the spiritual guru who says your morning affects your whole day.
- From high raw vegans living on fruit and veggies, to carnivores downing burger patties topped with grass-fed butter for breakfast.
- From the Pomodoro technique devotee who time blocks every day, to the law of attraction teacher who says productivity doesn’t really matter, because you can just manifest anything you want.
These are all examples the NES Team saw this week.
Everyone is obsessed with the latest “game-changing” trend, but the truth is that nothing works unless you have your fundamental energy.
The hacks don’t matter.
You might watch a reel and feel inspired to try matcha instead of coffee, opt for pilates over high-intensity workouts, or bring complex carbs back into your diet…
… but then you wake up and you’re exhausted.
It’s easier to do what you’ve always done.
You feel pretty good, even though you still have that chronic bit of pain in your upper back, and your sleep schedule is kind of crazy.
You’re doing enough to feel OK but don’t have the energy to make the real changes required to feel amazing.
Today we’re sharing 5 ways you can recharge your batteries when you’re feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, so you have the energy to step into your full potential.
While bioenergetics and Infoceuticals have made the biggest differences in our energy and health here at NES, lifestyle factors matter. These are the 5 areas to focus on first:
What we eat informs our cells and plays a huge role in how we feel each day.
We recommend eating a whole foods diet, and avoiding anything processed or artificial.
Focus on plant-based foods, and when eating meat, choose animals that were raised on pure plants, without hormones or chemicals.
Minimize sugar and refined carbohydrates, especially if your energy is low, since they can trigger spikes and crashes, rather than supporting sustained energy.
Water accounts for about 70% of our bodies by weight, and makes up 99% of our molecules.
Make sure you’re drinking plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.
As many times as most of us have heard this, it can be hard to remember.
Keeping a large, full glass or bottle next to you during the day can make all the difference.
If you’re really struggling to remember, set reminders on your phone or computer.
Science suggests that 90% of our energy comes from oxygen, while only 10% comes from food.
Breathing pure oxygen is key to keeping your batteries charged.
What does that mean? How can you control the oxygen you breathe?
Sometimes you can’t.
What you can do is get into nature as much as possible, and focus on taking long, deep breaths throughout the day, to increase oxygen flow in the body.
Many people breathe very shallow, or even hold their breath when they’re focused on something, which is most of the day.
Set your intention on deep, easy breathing, allowing the body to fill with air on the inhale, and relax on the exhale.
When you do this enough, you’ll retrain your body and it will become a habit.
Movement and exercise dovetail with getting more oxygen, as movement literally generates electrical charge in the body and floods your system with energy.
Many of us are sitting all day, compressing our bodies and blocking the flow of oxygen.
Even something as simple as walking will improve blood flow, flush the lymphatic system, balance hormones, and support metabolic function.
Exercise also protects against inflammation and supports brain maintenance and growth.
Light has a huge impact on energy, and getting the right type of light exposure can recharge your internal batteries.
Natural light is always best. When you spend time outside in the early morning, letting the sunshine on your face, your body knows it’s time to wake up.
Light is also a great source of vitamin D, which is key to sustained energy.
When you minimize artificial light at night, your body knows it’s time for sleep.
This can look like powering down electronics an hour or two before bed, and keeping your lights dim at night. You might even enjoy sticking to candlelight in the evening, as a way to relax and unwind.
The more you can follow the natural rhythm of the sun, the more your energy will regulate and optimize.
If you can restore your energy at the root, that will catapult you into a completely new experience of your body and life.
We hope today’s share helps you begin to recharge your batteries, starting today.
Sometimes you just need to gain a little traction, to make a big leap. 🚀
As a current or future coach or practitioner, your journey inspires your work and your clients.
When you’re a living example of what you teach, clients flock to you.
That doesn’t mean you need to be perfect in order to begin your journey as a Bioenergetic Health Coach, it just means you need to be pointed in the right direction.
Everyone struggles sometimes – including doctors, nurses, and naturopaths – so if you’ve been lagging lately, we hope you feel one step closer to optimal after reading today’s post.
Have a friend who’s been struggling with their energy? Email them this post.
Founder, NES Health