Do you ever struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Do you spend your mornings hitting snooze and rolling over for as long as you can get away with it? Or, are you fine in the morning, but struggling to stay awake after dinner? Even during our waking hours, many of us struggle with a mid-afternoon slump at about 3 pm, and few of us have the time to take the long nap that we so desperately desire.
There are many ways that you can boost your energy levels and feel more alert. You could drink a strong cup of coffee or an energy drink. But, many of these are filled with additives and other unnatural ingredients. Wouldn’t it be better if you could feel more alert naturally?
Natural Ways to Feel More Alert
Get More Sleep
Of course, the best way to feel more alert is to sleep more, but also to focus on your quality of sleep. Try going to bed at the same time each night, avoiding caffeine and social media for the few hours before bed, and doing something that you find relaxing when you need to unwind.
Get Straight Out of Bed
If you feel sluggish early in the morning, it can be tempting to stay in bed for longer, awake, but reluctant to get out of bed and confront the day. But, you will probably find that you feel more alert and energetic if you force yourself to get up and move around.
Exercise releases adrenaline, giving you a big boost, and helping you to feel more alert. Try exercising for a little in the morning, even if it is just a few stretches, and fit in a longer workout when you can. This will also have the benefit of helping you to sleep better.
Look at Your Diet
Your diet can have a significant effect on how alert you feel. If you eat a lot of fatty foods and large meals, you might spend the hours after feeling sluggish and full, almost as though you want to take a nap. Eat healthy foods with natural sugars when you need a boost, and keep afternoon meals light to avoid that 3 pm slump.
Improve The Air Quality in Your Home
Another thing that can affect how energetic you feel is the quality of the air in your home. If the air is heavy and musty, you might feel tired. If it’s clean and healthy; you may feel more energetic and even find it easier to breathe. A HVAC UltraViolet Air Purifier can be a big help.
Get More Fresh Air and Vitamin D
Fresh air and vitamin D will both help you to feel less sleepy. If you want to wake yourself up, a short walk, or even opening the window in your car can be effective.
Talking to a friend, or even better, laughing, will increase your energy levels and wake you up.
Feeling more alert is great. It means that you feel happier, more confident, and as though you can take on anything. You’ll work more productively, enjoy time with your family and friends, and generally have more time.