Coffee is all well and good (and delicious) but it’s not the most sustainable source of energy. So if you’re looking for an energy boost that is natural and not caffeine based then why not give one or two of these a try?
If you have some dried rosemary in your kitchen then have a good sniff, or a few good sniffs, of this wonderful herb, or invest in some aromatherapy rosemary oil. Herbalists have long listed the woody fragrance of rosemary as a stimulant and there’re scientific studies which back up its energy-boosting credentials.
Take a walk
Walking releases feel-good endorphins that will leave you feeling happier and more energised than you were before you went for your wander. Even a ten-minute walk is enough to release these happy chemicals in your body and brain.
Have an icy drink
When we feel tired it can often be a symptom of dehydration rather than a straight-up lack of energy. Drinking an icy glass of water will help alleviate any dehydration, and the chill will really help to wake you up.
Eat more iron
Iron is vital for our health. A deficiency of iron can leave you feeling constantly tired so make sure you’re getting enough of it in your diet. Good sources of iron are red meat, dried beans, eggs, and green leafy vegetables like watercress.
Make a list of looking forward
Take a minute to make a list of everything you’re looking forward to in the next few weeks. This will give you a much-needed mood boost and will re-invigorate you by giving you some positive focuses.