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8 Tips to Boost Your Energy 

By : Josef Mack

We all would like to have unlimited boundless energy throughout our days activities. While this is a great thing, it is not possible to have this level of energy every day - or is it? Those who absolutely love what they are doing, those who have a higher purpose and know what it is - they may come close to living this way.

For the rest of us, it would be a great help to have some tips on how to boost our energy when needed to get through the next hour, or meeting. The following list may provide you some help for you during these times:

1) Drink lots of water: Think about how much water you really don't drink. Drinking caffeine and sodas do not count as drinking liquids. These substances actually dehydrate you instead of help you. Caffeine is also stressful on the kidneys. It is a good idea to buy a sports bottle and have it filled with water for regular consumption. You should target drinking a glass of water every waking hour.

2) Maintain a regular sleep schedule: It is not possible to stay up late and then expect to be wide eyed and refreshed the following morning. Weekends are especially challenging, so if you must stay up late then do so on Friday and Saturday, but make sure you get to bed early on Sunday.

3) Get off the sugar and caffeine roller coaster: While coffee first thing in the morning seems to be the Great American Tradition, it is not the best thing for you. Eating a good balanced breakfast will go a lot further to get you going than caffeine and sugar. If you are really rushed it does not take much so try a cup of oatmeal, a slice of cheese or a handful of nuts is all it takes to get you going.

4) Exercise regularly: I know this is easier said than done with our busy schedules, but it can go a long way to helping keep the energy going. There are many smaller things you can do throughout the day to help increase your activity, like park further away from the entrance or never use the elevator, only the stairs. Get creative and you'll find ways that fit for you.

5) Avoid negative people: Negative people are really energy vampires and they are out to zap you. Here's an example: You are doing ok, and someone stops by to talk to you. They dump their problems on you and when they leave and you are wiped out. They on the other hand, feel so much better than they did, but you took it all in and are drained. This is a good time to make up a reason to excuse yourself from the conversation. If you have no choice, learn to protect yourself by surrounding yourself with white light.

6) Take a 5-10 minute power nap at lunch time: Just close your eyes and go to your quiet place where you can recharge yourself. If you are into visualization, you can create a place in your mind where you can go and relax. Once you have done this a number of times just closing your eyes with the intent to relax will put you in a relaxed state.

7) Laugh: Laughter is said to be one of the best forms of medicine. When laughing the brain excretes chemicals which trigger pleasure, peace and happiness. Dr. Norman Cousins healed his cancer with laughter. He rented funny movies and watched them over and over and cured himself.

8) Eat healthy living foods: Take the best supplements you can find. Try a raw food diet to see how you feel at the end of a week. Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can instead of processed foods.

These tips may not work for everyone. Give them a try for you and see which ones are the most effective for you.