NATURAL ENERGY BOOSTERS
Inspired by Nevena
Written by Rosetta Holmes – Kinesiologist
Time and space is filled with all sort of things, from watching a movie to the countless deadlines being met.
The way we live influences the natural energy flow we experience and it’s all too common that people in general are feeling more and more depleted of energy to sustain the life they lead.
It’s all a balancing act.
- Time for self
- Emotional health
- Thinking patterns
- Social networks
- Working environment
- Environmental factors, such as:
- Office space; size, lighting, air flow
- Relationships; emotional/psychological trauma
- Pollution; air, water, electrical appliances, product
Each area of our lives can influence our energy so dramatically, leaving us on a high one day and drained the next.
A quick an easy way to boost energy is not always the best option for your long term health and wellbeing, even though it is useful to help you get through a difficult or challenging time in the short term.
Energy depletion can be felt as exhaustion, mental fatigue, confusion, frustration, lethargy, insomnia, lack of motivation and low stamina. If you reach for the familiar coffee, sweet, BB Berocca or energy drink – it is very likely that your body is and has been struggling to “make ends meet”.
An alternative to these types of products and possibly more effective, depending on your body’s metabolism and current health status, would be to include a few natural energy foods supported by high potency vitamins and minerals. Though, this is not the whole picture – remember it’s a balancing act.
Energy boosters can come from all sorts of resources:
- Inspirational stories triggering emotional responses that make you feel inspired and determined.
- Food selection, quantities and time of day consumed including liquids.
- Activity or movement.
- Sleep cycles
- Life fulfilment.
- Affirmations and self-talk.
- Essential Oils.
But first, let’s talk “shut-eye”. A good night’s sleep is a powerful resource. We spend a third of our life sleeping and it’s no wonder, because this repairing cycle is vital for preparing new pathways and enhancing learning and problem solving skills. Simply put, a good night’s sleep helps your brain work better and prepare for the day ahead.
Your circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) is programmed to work in line with the body’s responses to light and dark. Read more
To further complicate matters, when you consume foods or liquids that stimulate your body to “get you through” it works only in the very, very short term. Stimulants do as the name suggests, they stimulate, but only for a short time. You’ve heard the saying “what goes up, must come down”. It’s the other side of that “high” that isn’t so nice. As a result of this plummeting “low”, we tend to reach for another stimulant after the high has peaked as we begin to feel the after-effects. You may have experienced:-
- Anger bursts
- Brain Fog
- Lack of Motivation
So what can you do to help reorganise life to better sustain you with improved energy? The first thing is to possess a willingness to change and modify areas in your life that are having a draining impact on your life balance. Food has a significant role in how you may be feeling and it can be easier than you think to make modifications. Follow this link to read more on energy food.
On top of a well-balanced diet or a well-balanced life, for that matter, supplements can be of great benefit but in no way a substitute for caring and nurturing yourself. Seek professional guidance to ensure your individual needs are met. Supplements such as a Vitamin B Complex and a Multi-Mineral can be very helpful.
Our senses play a big role in life balance; sight, smell, touch (pressure, heat/cold, and pain), sound, taste and what I like to refer to as intuition. For the purpose of this article, I am referring here to the power of scent. Read more here and try the blend of essential oils for yourself.
Plants, too, are a quick and easy way to change the atmosphere of a space; home or office alike. Want to know which plants N.A.S.A reports to have the ability to clean the air? Click here.
Read more here about the plants N.A.S.A reports as having the ability to clean the air from Benzene, Formaldehyde and Trichloroethylene.
Your individual needs are unique to you, and I encourage you to seek support from a Kinesiologist like myself or Naturopath or a health practitioner that resonates with you. My approach to a patient’s health and wellbeing is to look at all areas of their life and over time facilitate small steps towards change where they are living more at ease and have the energy to sustain their lifestyle.