It’s great to feel energized throughout the day. You will work with focus and enthusiasm. You will get more done in less time. You will also feel happy about your day. It’s a great state of being.
Now, I want to admit that I don’t always feel energized. There are days when I feel the opposite. But I’m glad that there are more good days than bad ones, and along the way I learned some lessons on how to feel energized.
Without further ado, here are six things you should do to feel energized throughout the day.
1. Get enough sleep.
Whenever I lack energy during the day, it’s usually because I lack sleep. Lacking sleep makes me feel miserable. I can’t do things with focus and enthusiasm. I might even have to drag myself through the day. Having enough sleep, on the other hand, makes me feel recharged and refreshed.
So make it a priority to have enough sleep every day. For most people, that means having around seven hours of sleep at night.
2. Exercise in the morning.
Exercising in the morning is a great way to boost your energy level. Even a 15-minute exercise is enough to increase your energy level. If you have never done that, try it. I’m sure you will feel the difference.
3. Have a purpose.
Having a clear purpose in life will energize you. Why? Because then you know your why. You know the reasons why you do things. That will give you both meaning and direction.
It’s similar to playing soccer. If there is no goal in the game, if you just kick the ball around, it won’t be fun. It will get boring fast. Soccer is fun because there is a clear purpose in the game. Similarly, having a purpose in your life will make it exciting.
4. Start with clarity.
Having a purpose is great, but you could get distracted when life gets busy. That’s why it’s important that you start your day with clarity. How? By providing time to recalibrate your life and realign it with your priorities.
In my case, I have a quiet time every morning. That’s when I get clarity about the day ahead. It helps me see things in the right perspective and reminds me of my priorities.
5. Eliminate distractions.
Distractions leak your energy. The more distractions you have, the more energy you leak.
So eliminate distractions. Turn off notifications on your phone. Close the email and news tabs on your browser. Use a white-noise app if necessary.
6. Take a nap.
I understand that it might not be possible for you to take a nap, but if it’s possible, you should try it. Many people throughout history attest to the benefits of napping.
Winston Churchill, for instance, took a nap regularly during World War II. It helped him feel refreshed to make difficult decisions that affected the fate of millions.
I have found the above tips useful, and I hope that’s the case with you too. If you have other tips on feeling energized, feel free to share them in the comments.