It's that time of the semester...when grading, committee meetings, research projects, and all the other things we commit to each semester seem overwhelming. Here's a list of 50 natural ways to boost your energy. Some of these are obvious such as get enough sleep and drink more water but ones I found interesting (and that seem to work!) are:
- Turn on all the lights. – Darkness promotes fatigue and laziness. Turn on every light in the room.
- Pull down on your earlobes. – This may sound strange, but pulling down on your earlobes can help you stay awake and alert when you’re feeling drowsy.
- Roll up and down on your toes. – This stimulates your circulatory system, which will deliver much-needed oxygen and fuel (glucose) throughout your body.
- Have a good laugh. – Watch a funny video clip or read your favorite comic strip. A good chuckle will stimulate your mind, giving you a renewed level on energy.
- Tap the top of your head. – Lightly tap the top of your head with your fingertips. Do this continuously for a few minutes.
- Chew sugar-free peppermint gum. – It won’t rot your teeth and that minty taste will make you feel fresh.
- Dress up. – Feeling better about yourself has a magical way of giving you more energy. Put just a tad more effort into looking your best for work, and you’ll get compliments from coworkers that will make you feel better — and make you a perkier and more energetic.
You can access all 50 tips here.