As the season of spring is starting to peek it’s sunny self into our lives, we are excited about the endless possibilities that lay ahead. Blossoming flowers, warm walks, and long sun-filled days… spring is a season of fresh beginnings and new opportunities. As such, we’ve gathered some of our favorite natural tips that can help boost your energy levels so that you are all set for spring. A collection of advice we’ve gathered over the years and tips from our dearest friends, these natural ways to stimulate energy are all completely wonderful… and effective.
1. Stay Hydrated
It’s a given that staying hydrated and drinking water provides your body with countless advantages, and yet we oftentimes forget to drink enough and our bodies get dehydrated. Along with dehydration comes feeling tired or sleepy, so quench your thirst with lots of water during the day to feel light and energetic. I like to start my morning with a big glass of water, and then always keep a glass bottle (which I constantly refill) with me during the day. I love natural spring water the best.
2. Get moving!
Don’t underestimate the power of staying active. Even a bit of exercise and movement daily, from taking the stairs to walking instead of driving, can go a long way to putting that extra spring in your step. As your endorphins begin to flow and your oxygen intake increases, you’ll begin to notice a boost in overall vitality and a reduction of stress.
3. Be Present
Instead of worrying about what’s coming up tomorrow or dwelling on what happened yesterday, which can be a huge energy-zap, focus on the present. By remaining in the now, your energy levels will remain high throughout the day. It’s important to focus on what’s happening in any given moment, and understand that everything else will work itself out in the way that it’s meant to.
One of my favorite things to do right as I wake up every morning is to STRETCH! By purposefully and intentionally focusing on the stretching of each and every one of my muscles, from my feet to my face, I feel instantly awake and energized. Start by breathing deeply and allowing yourself to fully stretch your entire body. From there, hop out of bed and get ready to conquer your day.
I am a huge lover of green juice and green veggies, and press my own daily. Honestly, getting into this healthy habit will give you such a natural energy boost that you may even find yourself saying goodbye to coffee for good. I love combining any and all vegetables I have at the moment, from leafy greens like romaine lettuce and kale to cucumbers, celery, and even some lemon juice. Green vegetable juice naturally alkalizes your cells and nourishes your body, leaving you feel light and alive.
Laughter is really the best medicine, so whether you hear a hilarious joke or you remember an old story with a friend, the simple art of laughter can release any pent-up stress for a natural boost of energy.