Creating Energy Fast
Creating energy fast when you don’t have any energy can be a little tricky. That’s why I have the steps you can take to feel better and start moving your body so that the energy you create for yourself will grow and help you feel like doing more activities or exercise. Before I continue, you should know that this post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on or purchase one of the product links I’ll receive some compensation that will support my addiction to all things coffee. This post list ways you can create energy from the fastest descending in order to the next fastest and so on. With that being said, let’s get on with this very energetic post. When I weighed 380 lbs. These were some of the things I did to help me keep going even though I wanted to quit.
Quitting is not an option when there are kids to help get ready for school. I had meals to plan and I had to keep going even though what I preferred to do was lay in bed all day or sit on the couch and watch T.V. Nowadays, you can say, “Alexa play a workout video” and bam, just like that you are getting off the couch and shaking your groove thang. ☺
Focused Breathing for Creating Energy
Focused breathing for creating energy. We have all heard about the breathing techniques to help us relax. However, there’s a breathing technique to help you feel more energetic. While slow deep breaths are calming, faster rapid controlled breathing will help you create energy fast. Brilliant I say. You literally do the opposite of the relaxing breathing technique. Why this works is simple. Your diaphragm is the largest muscle in your body, therefore, moving it will help you through faster breathing to create more energy. The keyword being controlled faster breathing, not hyperventilating.
Try a Caffeinated Power Nap
Sometimes I need a cup of coffee to get me through the afternoon. Other times I need a powernap not more than ten to twenty minutes so as not to disturb my night-time sleep routine. I discovered the caffeinated powernap and it is fabulous. It’s just like it sounds. Drink a cup of coffee and then hit the couch for a short nap the caffeine kicks in just about the time you should wake up and it’s like getting two for one at your local discount store. woohoo!! I feel better already. Taking a caffeinated power nap definitely creates energy fast.
Use Your Timer
Using a timer is a fantastic way to get anything done and can be a big help in creating energy. If you only feel like doing ten minutes of walking then set your timer on your phone or your microwave and go walk around the block. Can’t get up the energy to walk around the block then try walking a loop inside your house.
Wonderful Ways We Can Use Our Timer:
- For focused breathing
- power napping
- Do 5 minutes today and 6 minutes tomorrow and so on.
Visualization is a fantastic tool to help you feel more energetic. I like to visualize my whole day being successful. Starting with putting on my make up( by the way just getting a shower or doing your makeup helps a lot when creating energy) then I like a light breakfast like coffee and a yogurt. Moving on to my gym routine then coming home to blog. I like to eat a light lunch usually leftovers from the night before. Then, I imagine what we’ll have for dinner. Followed by spending time with each one of the kids and winding up the evening with some needlepoint and a nice early bedtime.
Visualization is a lot like planning except it’s your vision that flows effortlessly and feels right to you and sets you up for a very positive experience. That’s HUGE for me. It makes all the difference in the world when I visualize my day.
Whatever God or positive energy you believe in, make sure to also to thank God for being with you as you go through your day. Feeling Love and light and knowing God only wants you to be a success is priceless. This keeps you moving forward and helps keep the negative mental chatter away. As we all know the negative mental chatter is draining energy. We want all our energy that we are busy creating, physical and mental to be positive. I have a bratty inner voice that I am not afraid to tell shut-up.
Connect with a friend
Connecting with a friend can go a long way toward creating energy. Make time to take a walk together and possibly make it a regular part of a weekly routine to get together every Tuesday and Thursday to walk and get a coffee. Take a minute to listen to one another to discuss what’s working and not working as far as having enough energy to do the things you need to do and want to do.
A Furry Friend
A friend can also be a pet. Go to the local shelter and get a sweet dog to go with you on your walks sometimes if we have a purpose to get up and move around, a sweet fur baby we can walk, that can make a big difference in our level of energy. It will benefit both of you so much.
Baby steps are how you overcome feeling overwhelmed. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. I didn’t want to walk when I weighed 380lbs. A friend recommended that I get up and walk to the front door once a day for two weeks. Then after I mastered that I walked to the mailbox. If your mailbox is by the front door, walk to the end of your driveway. Find those baby steps and let them lead you to progress. This bit of progress quickly motivates you to do other things you may have been putting off. A little effort every day is better than doing nothing.
I hope this blog post stimulated some ideas of your own. You know best your environment, furthermore, I hope you’ll take advantage of things around you that maybe you haven’t thought of using before to help you create energy fast.
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I’m Karen with Embracing Aging,
Reminding you to embrace your age