We all know that running a business is hard work.
It can be exhausting, and it’s easy to feel run down and overwhelmed.
But there are things you can do to help boost your energy levels and stay motivated throughout the day.
Here are some tips for getting motivated and keeping your business running smoothly!
1- Have a daily routine
It can be hard to get through the day when you don’t have any energy.
You might find yourself dozing off at your desk or struggling to keep your eyes open during meetings or zooms.
But there is good news: by creating a daily routine, you can help increase your energy levels and feel more productive.
This includes setting specific times for waking up, eating, working out, executing a todo list, and going to bed.
Having structure will help your body and mind stay energized throughout the day.
Of course, not everyone’s routine will look the same.
You may need to experiment a little bit to find what works best.
2-Get some sleep
You know that tired feeling you get after a long day of work?
The kind where all you want to do is crawl under the covers and sleep for a week?
Well, there’s a reason for that.
Lack of sleep can actually cause fatigue and lower energy levels.
So if you’re looking for ways to have more energy, the first step is to make sure you’re getting enough rest.
According to the Sleep Foundation, “Scientific research makes clear that sleep is essential at any age. Sleep powers the mind, restores the body, and fortifies virtually every system in the body.”
So, what does it take to achieve these benefits?
National Sleep Foundation guidelines1 advise that healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. People over 65 should also get 7 to 8 hours per night.
Try to keep a regular bedtime and wake up time so you get the sleep you need (this is what I do, even when I travel).
3- Unplug and take breaks
Americans are workaholics. We’re always on our phones, checking email, and stressing about the next task.
While it’s important to be productive, it’s also essential to take breaks.
The first thing you need to do is to unplug from technology and focus on one task at a time.
Take breaks every hour or so to move your body or get some fresh air.
Make time for yourself each evening to relax and reflect on your day.
Go have some fun, play golf (that’s my go-to), call up a friend or find something that makes your happy (beyond your work life).
Taking these simple steps will help you have more energy and be more productive!
According to my buddy and partner, James Mayo, Co-Founder of SOS Hydration, he mentions that……
“Hydration is necessary for survival. Water is the most important element in humans, as a full 60% of our body is water. This vital liquid is involved in every metabolic process of our body. We can only live one week without it. Losing just 2% of your body weight through dehydration can affect athletic performance by more than 20%. That’s the difference between a good day and a bad one! Using SOS can help you keep performing at your peak.”
A lot of people don’t drink enough water.
Believe it or not, one of the best ways to jump start your day and have more energy is to drink a big glass of water as soon as you get up.
And I’m not talking about coffee or tea – I’m talking about plain old H2O or grab an SOS here.
Most people think they’re hydrated if they drink something with liquid in it, but that’s not always the case.
Dehydration can zap your energy, so make sure you’re drinking enough fluids throughout the day.
Staying hydrated is step one on the road to having more energy!
5- Enlist your dream team
Enlist your team to help you with the day-to-day tasks.
Delegate some of your work tasks to others and take a break.
You’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll feel after just a few minutes of help and rest.
And, once you’ve recharged, you can get back to work with a new perspective!
I say this all of the time:
Success is not a solo act!!
6- Get some exercise
We’ve all heard it over and over that exercise gives us more energy.
I’m hear to tell you that a little goes a long way.
In fact, exercise is a great way to give yourself an energy boost, and it doesn’t have to be anything crazy – even a quick walk around the block can help.
So if you’re looking for a way to jump start your day or to complete your day, start by getting some exercise.
You’ll feel better for it!
7- Practice mindful eating
Is that dreadful moment when the mid-afternoon slump creeps in and we just can’t seem to keep our eyes open any longer.
And, the last thing we want to do is spend time cooking a meal.
So instead, we reach for something quick and unhealthy that will give us the energy boost we need.
But does it really?
More often than not, eating processed foods only makes us feel tired and sluggish after we eat them.
So what’s the solution?
Practice mindful eating!
By taking the time to chew your food properly and paying attention to your body’s cues, you’ll find that you have more energy throughout the day.
Plus, you’ll be doing your body a favor by avoiding unhealthy processed foods. Give it a try today!
My trick is to drink a Celsius (a healthy energy drink) with a high-protein snack. It works every time!!
8- Listen to music
There’s good news: scientists have found that one easy step to having more energy is listening to music.
Yes, music can actually give you a boost and make you feel more energetic.
So the next time you’re feeling drained, put on your favorite song and see how much better you feel.
Who knows, maybe music will be your new secret weapon for getting through the day!
9- Hang out with high-energy people
It’s easy to see how having more energy can improve your life.
You feel more alert, focused and motivated.
The question is, how do you go about getting more energy?
One way is to start hanging out with people who have a lot of energy.
These are the kind of people who are always on the go, always smiling and always up for a good time.
When you’re around them, you can’t help but feel energized yourself.
So if you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, start by surrounding yourself with high-energy people.
10- Turn off your social media
Do you feel like you can’t keep up with life’s demands?
Are your days a constant battle against exhaustion?
If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel this way, and the reason might surprise you.
It’s not because they’re overworked or don’t get enough sleep.
The real reason is that they’re spending too much time on social media.
Yes, you read that right. Social media is one of the main causes of fatigue in adults today.
So if you want to start feeling more energetic, the first step is to turn off your social media apps.
It’s a game-changer!!
All of these tips boil down to 2 key things-managing and maximizing your energy.
If you can find ways to keep your energy up and running, you’ll be more productive and less stressed.
With these shared tips, go ahead and try out a few and see which work best for you.
Do you have any go-to methods for getting more energy added into your day? Let us know in the comments!