Coming to you as a woman who has dealt with low energy issues off and on for years, primarily due to chronic pain (migraine) and insufficient sleep, I’m also one who researches and uses many techniques to improve my own wellness and energy levels. My discoveries have led me to a much more consistent state of health and the perfect ways to get a little extra zing in my day.
The human body is basically a complex system of passases that channel energy to organs, the nervous system, and to every cell. When there are blockages in those “pipes”, you experience low energy. Think of it as the plumbing in your home. I know all of you have had a clog in either your sink or toilet at some point. Yes, it’s annoying and even gross depending on what the “clog” consists of. Well, that is true with the body’s “plumbing”, too. It gets pretty gross sometimes.
When you’re emotionally compromised or physically ill, for instance, getting that clog unstuck can be difficult, possibly requiring several methods or therapies. However, the following tips are some of my favorites that DO give you an instant boost if you need it. Please add your energy-boosting tips in the comments so we all can benefit.
Activating the Home Base of Energy
There is a small gland located in your chest called the Thymus that regulates and monitors the body’s energy flow. It has even been considered the link between body and mind, being the first organ to be affected by negative attitudes and stress.
Reflexology Action: Stand with your back straight. With your fingers, locate the sternum (bone between the breasts), and gently tap the area for about ten seconds. This will stimulate the Thymus gland to release energy to the entire body as well as boost your immune system.
Use Your Imagination
The mind is a powerful thing when it comes to generating images and changing your perspective. If you’re experiencing low energy due to a poor attitude, try the following mental exercise:
Get into a comfortable position, relax, and visualize yourself doing an activity that brings you joy and fulfillment; such as, being with friends, playing sports, or being on vacation. This will be something special that you can revisit as needed. The key is to feel the emotional high that comes with doing that particular activity. Try to spend at least fifteen minutes doing this for best results.
I picked a shower as opposed to a bath for obvious reasons. The spray of the water actually stimulates reflexes on your head and upper body, whereas, a bath is more of a take-the-energy-down-a-notch event. To add an even greater level of energy-boosting power, use a body wash or shampoo with one of these scents:Peppermint Citrus Pineapple Cinnamon Clove Jasmine
Hint: if you can’t find products already made with these, try adding a few drops of essential oil to a natural, unscented variety or have an aromatherapy expert like Joyful Girl Naturals make you one.
A Hair Raising Experience
You might find this one a little odd, but it really does do the trick if you need a fast pick-me-up. Grab a section of hair toward the base and pull just enough to feel the instant stimulating tingles that radiate down your body. Do this all over your head. This amazing form of reflexology also does wonders for your libido. =)
Ask someone to engage in some form of competition with you. It can be physical, a foot race or arm wrestling (if you can get up enough energy for it, you’ll be good for hours later). For you more intellectual types, try a brain game; such as, riddles or a memory game. You can even have a cooking competition. The point is to engage your mind in an activity that brings out a little adrenaline…wanting to win does the trick.
I hope you get the chance to try some of my favorite energy-boosters. Keep in mind that you may have some underlying cause to chronic low energy, so don’t hesitate to see your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your health. Now, it’s your turn to add your ideas below. Be well-be beautiful-be happy.
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