12 Ways to Get More Energy

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“12 Ways to Get More Energy” by Joan Y. Edwards

    1. Accept yourself as being okay,  if you’re tired. Also, accept yourself as being okay if you’re not tired.

    2. Be open to more energy. Don’t keep saying, “I’m tired. I have no energy.” Those words themselves, zap your energy. Stand up. Hold your hands up high in the air. Hold your fingers apart. Spread your toes apart. Ask God to send you energy.

    3. Drink a glass of water. Water hydrates your body and makes it work better. It grounds you. When you’re feeling edgy, nervous, or listless, drink a glass of water. Savor every drop.

    4. Eat protein: peanut butter or nuts, like cashews.

    5. Dig in the dirt. Garden. Get back to nature. Sit and watch the birds and squirrels. Walk around your yard or a nearby park.

    6. Exercise for 1 minute of exercise, alternate with 1 minute of resting, for five minutes. It’ll get your pituitary gland in your body to send endorphins to your brain that give you a feeling of well-being and lessen your pain. We get endorphins from exercise, excitement, laughter, love, and orgasm. They said you get endorphins from eating spicy food. You can do yoga, too.

    7. Breathe in deep through your nose and breathe out through your mouth three times. Relax. Then breathe in shallow through your nose 3 times quickly, and exhale through your mouth three times quickly. Repeat this until you feel calm. This is a good way to do it if you have trouble sleeping. At least it’s worked for me.

    8. Complete a Task. Finish a task or work on a task as long as you set your timer. If you do as you say you’re going to do, you’ll build up an “I can do this” attitude. Next time set the timer for 10 minutes longer and see if you can make that. Completing tasks sends a level of excitement to your brain. It sends endorphins to your brain that gives you a feeling of well-being. Make an effort to finish any task you begin. Even if you have to break it down into only 5 minutes at a time.

    9. Declutter, recycle, clean up, straighten, and Feng Shui. Even picking up only 5 things that are out of place and putting them where they belong, can make a difference in your mind and body.

    10. Take a nap – a power nap or a regular nap, especially if you are sleep deprived. A little nap will rest your body and might give you renewed energy to last you four hours until you can sleep through the night. That has been my experience.

    11. Be thankful. Write down or say aloud three reasons you are thankful. a litany of reasons you are thankful will fill you with more endorphins and a feeling of well-being. Meditate.

    12. Celebrate you. Get a cupcake. Put a candle in it and celebrate you. Think about all the good things you’ve accomplished in your life. Get a big poster and write your name in big letters. Underneath it write good positive words to describe you: Loving, kind, talented in many ways, determined, etc.

If you’re without energy for a month or more, perhaps a physical checkup with your health care provider would help. You could be anemic and need iron or have a thyroid that’s not working full power.

If none of these ideas seem to work, brainstorm your own or try some of the ideas in the references listed below:

Related Posts on My Blog:

  1. Joan Y. Edwards. “Why Is Sleep Important for You?” http://joanyedwards.com/2013/01/18/why-is-sleep-important-for-you/

  2. Joan Y. Edwards. “Eight Reasons to Walk in 2013:” http://joanyedwards.com/2013/01/04/8-reasons-to-walk-in-2013/


  1. Amy Paturel and Sara Reistad-Long. “How to Increase Your Energy Levels:” http://www.realsimple.com/health/mind-mood/how-to-increase-energy-levels-00000000057511/index.html

  2. Cathy Wong. “5 Tips for Energy:” http://altmedicine.about.com/od/optimumhealthessentials/a/5_Tips_Energy.htm

  3. Frederic Patenaude. “Double Your Energy:” http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/articles/doubleyourenergy.html

  4. Qigong. “Open Your Energy Gates:” http://www.energyarts.com/energy-gates-qigong

  5. Rodika Tchi. “Apply Feng Shui in Your Office:” http://fengshui.about.com/od/fengshuiforbusiness/tp/Office-Feng-Shui-Tips-Apply-Feng-Shui-in-Office.htm

  6. Rodika Tchi. “How to Feng Shui Your Office:” http://fengshui.about.com/od/designbyroom/qt/homeoffice.htm

  7. Rodika Tchi. “Feng Shui for Clutter Cleaning:” http://fengshui.about.com/od/clutterclearhome/qt/clear_space.htm


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16 thoughts on “12 Ways to Get More Energy”

    1. Dear Susan,
      Thank you for writing. It must have been from the new Magical Writers’ Universal Photo Album. LOL. I love your sense of humor.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  1. Hi Joan!
    I actually just came across this myself. I’m apparently borderline anemic at the best of times {so I find out after 10 years of feeling like my battery is constantly drained.}
    Iron pills helps too. Or foods rich in iron, like:
    Peanut Butter

  2. Hi Joan,
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now. I love this post since it’s so relatable! I get fatigued easy (from medical problems) but you list a few suggestions that work for me!

    1. Dear Deb,
      Thanks for following my blog and thanks for writing me a sweet note. Awesome! There are probably hundreds of other ways to get more energy. I’m glad that you can relate to the ones I put in this post. I’m especially glad that I listed a few suggestions that work for you!

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give UP
      Joan Y. Edwards

  3. Joan – This is marvelous. Thank you for all this great information – I’ve printed it off – – – to remember!! Thank you sweet lady for always sharing – Love you!!

    1. Dear Claire,
      Thanks for writing. You’re welcome. I’m glad you think this post was marvelous. Thanks for the compliment. I am honored that you printed a copy of it to save for quick reference. Celebrate you.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  4. Hi Joan,
    Thank you for your amazing tips. I drink two large glasses of water every morning and it makes such a difference. Tomorrow I start exercising again. I also wanted to thank you for your book that Kristi mailed. It arrived this week. I plan on giving it to my five-year-old granddaughter. I know she’ll laugh as much as I did and your song is very catchy. 🙂

    1. Dear Tracy,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you think my tips are amazing! What a nice compliment. It is great that Kristi sent you a copy of Flip Flap Floodle. I do hope your granddaughter loves it. Many people say Flip’s song keeps going through their heads. I tell them it means they are going to reach their goals. It reminds us that we can do it. Then they won’t give up. It would make me smile and I would really appreciate it, if you would put a review of it on Amazon. Also, Goodreads, if you are a member. I know you’re really busy. It’s okay, if you don’t.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  5. Dear Joan,
    This is one of the best posts that I have read in a long time. Thank you for posting it. I always felt more tired after saying “I’m tired.”

    1. Dear Angela,
      Thanks for writing. I am honored by your compliment that it’s one of the best posts you’ve read in a long time. I know what you mean about feeling more tired after you say, “I’m tired.”
      Our brains want us to be right. It filters every word we utter (some of what we think, too). It seeks situations to prove us right.

      Try saying, “I have an abundance of energy to do what I want to do.”

      Good luck with your singing and your gigs with your band.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  6. This list is a good reminder for all of us and I’m sure will help us be more productive. Thanks.

    1. Dear Kristina,
      Thanks for writing. I enjoy hearing from you. You’re welcome. I’m honored that you think the list is a good reminder and will help you be more productive.
      We all have so many things to do. It feels good to get them done.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  7. Dear Joan,
    Found this post just as I need it. Have now drunk my first glass of water and am already feeling more optimistic about tackling all there is to do today. Have bookmarked it for the grey days. So many thanks.

    1. Dear Anne,
      It’s good to hear from you. I’m glad that my words were just what you needed to help give you a new flow of energy. Water will definitely help. Many times we don’t realize how dehydrated we are. It’s like a car without gasoline or a dead battery. Pretty soon it’ll give out and stop.

      Celebrate you and your willingness to look for answers.
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

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