When the life is busy your body needs even more attention and care. Even though we all know that it’s still sometimes hard to find time for cooking, relaxing and even sleeping, when your body and mind need those the most.
Today I’ll share you some tips that have helped me to maintain energy. If you’re new here, I’m doing two jobs (around 50 hours a week in total), I’m studying in university, blogging and training at gym 5 times a week. I guess I can say I’m being quite busy haha.
Eight Tips How to Maintain Energy
- Cook as Nutritious Food as Possible
In general cooking your own food can be the healthiest option. Remember to eat greens in every meal and try different foods.
Give attention to nutritional values of the ingredients: prefer fresh vegetables, whole wheat and non-processed food. Learn to cook something that’s both healthy and delicious that makes maintaining energy so much easier!
- Always Have Healthy Snack Ready to Go
Learn to do and buy healthy snacks and always have them ready for busy days. I always have some nuts, protein bars and fresh fruits at home. Also ingredients for a smoothie (LINK TO SMOOTHIES TAG) are a must! It’s so much easier to eat healthy when you don’t have to panic shop your snacks.
- Find Better Options in Restaurants
If you eat out a lot, you should find some healthy and nutritious options to maintain energy. If you eat pizza everyday I bet you don’t feel very good after it. Finding restaurants with tasty salads have been a lifesaver for me. You can also try something like salmon or tofu with mashed potatoes and veggies.
Some restaurants tell the nutritional values or ingredients but in general the greener and less processed looking the food is it tends to be better for you. Try to avoid very salty or sugary foods because they usually decrease your energy levels after a while from eating them.
- Keep Yourself Hydrated
Remember also to drink a lot of water throughout the day! This will keep you hydrated and make sure your energy levels don’t drop because of dehydration. This is essential especially if you live in a warm environment and when it’s summertime.
- Relax whenever you can
Take some time for yourself when you can. Go to a massage when you have an afternoon off or take a power nap. My Apple Watch has also brought 1-minute deep breathing exercises to my breaks. It amazing how much something so simple can decrease your stress levels and gives you energy.
Sometimes when I’m having a day off I have a temptation to wake up 6am schedule my every second. It’s okay to do so, sometimes. However you should remember to sleep when you can. And you’ll for sure be more effective when you’re well rested.
- Have a planner or use your phones notes
What a stress reliever it is to have all written down! You don’t then have to remember where to be next or what you have promised to your friends. You can relax and know that everything is written down and you can get back to those for planning when you have time. And you can focus on what you’re doing right now, instead of focusing on everything you should do in future.
You can use a planner to plan your meals and snacks so that you don’t have to think about them when you’re tired and hungry. It’s also good when creating a balanced combination of work, workouts, rest and social life.
- Sometimes multitasking is a lifesaver
We all know that doing multiple things at the same time is not the most effective way to operate. But if you’re as busy as I am this can be a lifesaver! For example when I’m at gym doing cardio I like to take care of my social at the same time. Indoor cycling does not require very much attention so instead of just doing it I can take care of my social too.
I also like combining my lunches with seeing my spouse. Sometimes we both work long hours but it’s nice to have a lunch and chat together with him or with friends when possible. Also having a lunch with colleagues is a good way to relax for a moment between all the working. Being social is a good way to relieve stress and maintain energy levels. Nobody can work without some breaks so remember to enjoy your lunch break with a good company and nutritious food when possible!
- Do things you love
Your time is limited; every day is only 24 hours. Don’t waste those by doing things you don’t enjoy. When you do things you are passionate about you can easily work a lot and be busy but still remain happy and joyful.
If you don’t enjoy your job, hobby or studies, find something you love. Especially what comes to hobbies – they are quite easy to change and they should be things you do only because you enjoy them. What comes to studies and hobbies have a goal and a plan to achieve it. Of course there might be some courses or days you don’t love but it’s still remember that the goal is something you really want and what motivates you.
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I hope you enjoyed the post. It would be interesting to hear your tips and tricks at the comment section, thanks! 🙂