Spring has arrived – YAY! We are excited for colorful outfits, longer days and warm-weather getaways. What we’re not so excited about is the lack of energy spring brings due to daylight savings and seasonal allergies which can leave you feeling exhausted.
We’ve come up with eight tips to boost your energy naturally this spring, check them out:
1) Add a boost of citrus to your water
Have you ever been to the spa and had some refreshing “spa water” that you couldn’t stop drinking? Make your own at home by adding some lemon or orange slices to give your water a fresh spruce. You can even get creative and add herbs like mint and basil too! Drinking more water will give you a natural boost of energy while the Vitamin C will help your immune system fight off flu season!
2) Feel the sun on your skin
It’s recommended that we get at least 30 minutes of sunshine a day. The sun energizes and elevates our mood. So get outside and enjoy the sun beams and don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!
3) Surround yourself with positive friends
We all know that one friend who is the Grump Cat of the group. Studies show that people’s attitudes can rub off on one another so just like cleaning your spring wardrobe, it might be time to clean out your friends who are negative about everything. Be sure you’re surrounding yourself with positive, high-energy personalities. Need a new friend? Try Bumble BFF, an app that matches you with someone in your area with similar hobbies and interests!
4) Laugh out loud
Just like laughing can reduce stress, it can also spike your energy levels. Go see a comedy or hangout with someone who makes you LOL.
5) Incorporate healthy fats into your diet
If you’re having an afternoon slump, incorporate avocados, nuts, olive oil and nut butters into your diet. These healthy fats will help fuel your body throughout the day. Make these easy energy peanut balls on Sunday to munch on throughout the week!
6) Exercise to increase energy
This one is a no-brainer! Exercise definitely gives you energy. Take a walk or sign-up for a new workout class, either way, you will feel 10x more energized than if you had just Netflixed and chilled.
7) Change your posture
If you’ve been sitting in your office chair all day, you might have a tendency to slump. Sitting up straight to change your posture can immediately give you more energy.
8) Essential oils
Add a couple drops of doTERRA essential oils in conjunction with coconut oil to your wrists next time your energy levels are low. Scents like lemon, cinnamon and peppermint will bump up your bliss.