Modern life can be physically exhausting, mentally straining and can wear you out before you’re half way through. Despite being built to do physical labour and deal with a whole range of emotions from sadness to stress to boot, too much of these aspects of modern living can run out down and out. But there are ways in which you can stop your body reacting negatively – simply regularly re-energise your soul!
Say what you feel. Always. It’s a well-known fact that bottling up emotions can make you feel negative, stressed and exacerbate the initial feelings. So discuss them, talk about them, write about them. But whatever you do – let them out! By doing this regularly, you will feel more in control, confident and less drained by life.
Turn up the tunes. How do you feel when your favourite song comes on? Happier, energised and unable to stop at least one part of your body from moving to the music? That’s because music is one of the best ways to decrease stress and increase energy! There’s only one reason people put Hard House or Jungle on in the gym – because that hard baseline makes you feel ALIVE and all of a sudden you can run that extra mile. So, make sure you have your headphones with you at all times and when you need to re-energise – put your tunes on!
Take belly breaths. According to studies, When we’re feeling stressed, we tend to breathe from our chest. What we should be doing is breathing from our bellies. Why? Chest breathing brings less air into the lungs and reduces the supply of energising oxygen to the body and brain, leaving you physically and mentally drained. When you need to re-energise, practice some deep, diaphragmatic breathing — like that of a sleeping child: When you breathe in, your belly should round and fill like a balloon; on an exhale, your belly should slowly deflate.
Help Someone: A study in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour found that volunteer work can boost your energy in six ways: It enhances happiness, life satisfaction, self-esteem, sense of control over life, physical health, and mood. So, go and sign up to give an hour or whatever you can spare to helping others. Check out: do-it.org or Volunteering England.
sources: Web MD/ Life Hack