Not a morning person? Or an afternoon person? Hopefully these tips will help –
1. Breath Work – Deep & Powerful Breaths
Don’t ask me how this works, it just does!
Deep, powerful breaths, definitely give me more energy.
Try breathing in for a count of 4, holiday for 2, then breathing out powerfully for a count of 4.
Expand the belly and lungs as you breathe in.
Flatten the belly as you breathe out.
If you’re feeling brave, try this standing up with some sexy arm movements
2. Movement – Lymph Drainage
Sitting down makes you feel shite for several reasons…muscles become stiff, ‘energy’ (chi and all that) gets trapped and your lymphatic system stops working.
The best way to get energised is to move…not always practical but if you can skip or bound (like on a trampoline) for 10 minutes, that will be excellent for your lymphatic system, which in turn will bring all kinds of health benefits.
It’s also a quick way to get warm and the blood pumping. I do this when I get home from work after 8 hours at a desk and another 2 hours in a car. I feel exhausted despite the lack of physical output.
3. Ketogenic Diet
I’m a fan of a targeted* alkaline-ketogenic diet.
By having a low carb diet, your body produces ketones, which are a much more efficient fuel for the brain. The ketones have potent anti-inflammatory benefits and many people on a ketogenic diet report feeling euphoric and focused.
The big issue with ketogenic diets, is the keto-flu. Basically you will feel like crap for the first 2 weeks of reducing carbs.
Read up and seek professional advice before attempting this diet.
*I have carbs – usually in the form of cherry juice, pre workout.
4. Reduce Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is thought to be responsible for a range of health issues including depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue and a range of other diseases.
Reduce inflammation levels, feel better and increase energy levels by cutting out sugar and fast-acting carbohydrate foods such as white bread.
Consume a natural anti-inflammatory such as cherry juice, omega 3 fish oil and/or turmeric.
Cut out deep fried foods and vegetable oils. Consume probiotic foods.
Mucus producing foods such as dairy and meat may also need to be reduced. Organic ginger is a great food for reducing mucus.
Saunas or ice baths are also great for fighting inflammation.
5. Sleep Well
If you struggle to sleep – there’s a blog post here dedicated to the topic.
Some quick fixes though include:
- Kava Kava (now illegal in the UK but you can still get it shipped from America. DO NOT consume with alcohol)
- Magnesiun Glycinate – consume 600mg in the evenings
- Red Bali Kratom
Try magnesium first. It’s cheap, legal and great for reducing muscle tension and anxiety.
Kava Kava and red bali kratom completely kill anxiety in most people. Both should be used once or twice per week however. Also they’re illegal now in the UK thanks to the blanket psychoactive ban.
Phenibut is great for sleep deprivation – I’ve used it once a week since we’ve had a baby. It’s also addictive however and withdrawal is pretty harsh. Avoid if you have any kind of addictive personality traits