Six ways to boost your energy level

7 Ways to boost your energy, Toronto Blogger, Fitness challenge

A couple of months ago I was feeling completely run down. I was extremely fatigued to the point that I often started drifting to sleep mid sentence after 8pm. I was stressed to the max with the wedding, new job and just keeping up with every day life. My lack of energy affected my mood, my productivity, and my memory. I was even too tried to participate in things that I loved doing including blogging.
I decided to change a few things in my life to help boost my energy level. So, in no particular order, here are my six things I did that helped boost my energy level.

Six Ways to Boost Your Energy Level

1. Exercise 

One of the biggest changes I made was incorporating exercise into my daily routine. I joined a gym with my husband and we go three times a week. We focus on cardio and weight training. I also made a concerted effort to avoid elevators at my work and opted to take the stairs whenever I can. It might mean going up 9 flights of stairs but just doing that once or twice a few days per week in addition has helped with my endurance.

2. Eating Healthy

I am still working on eating healthy. I consume more fruit and veggies and I’m gradually cutting out the junk. The biggest contributor to my lack of energy was candy and sweet snacks. I would eat them and have a boost of energy from the sugar rush only to crash later in the day.

3. Avoid Skipping Meals

Skipping one meal on occasion may not affect you too much but if that pattern continues it could contribute to your fatigue. Your body needs food for nutrients and energy to avoid periods of low blood sugars. I’ve learned to avoid skipping meals especially breakfast and I’ve started to eat small snacks through out the day.

4. Drinking More Water 

I have been getting into the habit of drinking more water and avoiding juices and soda drinks. My main weakness was Ginger ale. Oh how I love Ginger ale, but I only drink it once every few days in small portions now instead of almost daily before.

5. Improving my Spiritual Life and Reducing Stress 

Major stresses can have a great impact on your physical self. If you have not found healthy ways to deal with your stress it could run you down. I found it beneficial to improve my spiritual self by reading the bible, praying, and going to church regularly. I also take time every morning to reflect and pray especially before I start a potentially stressful long day at work.

6. Practice Good Sleep Hygiene.

For a while my sleeping patterns were off. I was feeling sleepy even during the day which made it hard to sleep at night. I would eat junk and fall asleep right after making me feel really fatigued and more tired when I woke up. My sleep pattern is better and I would suggest you avoid sleeping immediately after a meal. I sleep at much more regular times now and my husband hasn’t called me grandma in weeks!

Although my energy level has not returned fully, it is slowly getting there. Just a few seemingly minor improvements can truly change a lot of things.

Hope you enjoyed the post 

Until Next Time 

Sincerely Miss J

What things do you do to naturally boost up your own energy level?
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77 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 2, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I love this post! Very informative and these tips are great! I will be sure to follow them to boost my energy! Thank you for sharing! <3Virtuous Mamawww.virtuousmama.org

    • SincerelyMissJ February 2, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      That's great! Thank you for checking them out! πŸ™‚

  2. Hope S. February 2, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Hi there! Very informative. I totally agree with the water and reducing of stress. For the stress, I read my Bible and I seem to feel so much peace after reading it. It's a two-for-one; I get the peace from reading and I learn something. I also drink a lot of water during my workday. I really didn't think it provided an energy boost until I drank more of it. Thanks for sharing this very informative list.

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      That's so great, Hope! Yes, reading my Bible helps me so much too! Thank you for checking out this list. πŸ™‚

  3. Lisa smyth February 2, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    Forever struggling with getting a proper sleeping pattern! It's so difficult! Loved what you said about excersise…I tend to do mine in the morning as it sets me up for the day πŸ™‚ xhttp://www.thechinadolldiaries.com/?m=0

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      That's great! And yes, starting the day with exercise is an extra boost for the start of the day! πŸ™‚

  4. Lynnette February 2, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    I REALLY need to practice on the drinking more water part. Thanks for the reminder!

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      You're so welcome! Thank you for checking out this post, Lynnette! πŸ™‚

  5. Claire Sempf February 3, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Definitely need to work on drinking more water and eating healthier. Thanks for sharing these tips x

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      I know what you mean! Thank you for checking them out! πŸ™‚

  6. Amy Huynh February 3, 2017 / 12:58 am

    I love your tips! I recent got married and so I know how you feel. That on top of work is a lot of stress. Cheers to a healthier and more vibrant you! ❀️ http://theblushingpink.com/

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Cheers! Thank you for checking them out!

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  7. MΓ³nica - Mes Voyages Γ  Paris February 3, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Very interesting! I have to try it!xxMΓ³nica SorsMES VOYAGES Γ€ PARISNEW POST: GUCCI BELT & FUR COAT IN NORWAYDON'T MISS: MY FAVORITE CASUAL STYLE WITH JEANS

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Okay! Yes, give it a try! πŸ™‚

  8. Style & Life by Susana February 3, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Awesome points! I get the same way too ever so often and spirituality/meditation will help me with breathing exercises, going to bed early and drinking lots of water too. Love this post x Style & Life by Susana – http://www.susanalopessnarey.com

    • SincerelyMissJ February 3, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Yes! Glad those help! Thank you for your input! <3

  9. Marnie Ginsberg February 3, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Great reminders! Thank you. I just missed 3 weeks in a row of church for kids' events and travel and when I returned this past week it was such a gift to my spirit!

    • SincerelyMissJ February 6, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! πŸ™‚

    • SincerelyMissJ February 6, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you for checking it out! πŸ™‚

  10. Floortje van Cooten February 6, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Sounds like a great workout! You go girl!Xx,|| FLOORTJELOVES ||www.floortjeloves.comwww.bloglovin.com/blogs/floortjeloves-12198253

    • SincerelyMissJ February 6, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Haha! Thank you! πŸ˜€

    • SincerelyMissJ February 6, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you! The same to you, Faye! πŸ™‚

  11. I AM YASMIN February 6, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Love the tips! In winter, I notice my energy levels go down so I am jotting down these tips! Thanks girl, you are stunning <3xo, Yasminhttp://bit.ly/2l07GIVEAWAY

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 1:33 am

      Thank you so much! Glad these could help. πŸ™‚

  12. Kerona Ledgister February 6, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    i loved this post so informative, you basically said it all in my opinion, what helps also is the dissolvable vitamin c it helps in boosting the immune system, two capsules in a bottle of water is good, i would only do this once a week thoughwww.mssparkleandglow.com

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 1:33 am

      Thank you for your input! πŸ™‚

  13. Ann-Marie Cato February 6, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    These are excellent tips. I struggle everyday with drinking enough water. I know the important and yet I don't drink as much as I really should but that really can affect your energy for sure. I love #5 because that's something I do all the time also. Thanks for sharing. Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 1:34 am

      Thank you for checking these out and your input! πŸ™‚

  14. Venus Fitness And Lifestyle February 6, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Helpful post! As a new mom my energy levels are up and down. Drinking water is often where I fall short.

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 1:35 am

      I know what you mean! It's hard to stay away from all of the soda and juices! Glad this helped!

  15. Fresh Face Beauty February 7, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Thanks for the tips dear :Dhttp://www.freshfacebeauty.in

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks for checking them out! πŸ™‚

  16. awhite February 7, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    So my boyfriend and I have recently re-trained our dogs to sleep on the floor (in their own beds) rather than with us- I have to say, I sleep SO MUCH better now! That combined with going to bed earlier than I used means more deep sleep + more gains! :)-AshleyLe Stylo Rouge

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      That's awesome!! I bet you feel so much better too! πŸ™‚

  17. Daisha Williams February 7, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    I'm definitely going to try to live by this. This momma needs all her energy!

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Awesome! Yes! All momma's need their energy! πŸ™‚

  18. Ioanna February 7, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I feel the same way lately. I have so much going on that I'm always exhausted. Perhaps if I try some of these tips they will help me not to fall sleep on my keyboard at work Ioanna | beautyloverstories.com

    • SincerelyMissJ February 7, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Haha! Yes, perhaps! πŸ™‚

  19. Samio Renelda February 8, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Eating healthy definitely makes a big impact for me. I always eat a lot of fruit and veg anyway but my trouble is that on top of that I often eat out a lot, which never gives me the healthiest options. I too am working on it but cutting down certainly helps. Keeping active is a great one too and taking the stairs over the lift is always a good idea. :DSamiohttp://www.samio.co.uk/

    • SincerelyMissJ February 8, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Yes, the convenience of eating out can for sure overrule the healthy eating habit. And when not so healthy options are the only thing available, it always gives me the attitude of, "Well since there isn't anything healthy, you're going to eat unhealthy anyway… so might as well enjoy it and indulge completely." That always leads to over eating and that bloated feeling. LOLThank you for taking the time to read and comment! <3

  20. Rosy Ferry February 8, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I've been drinking so much more water lately and I've definitely noticed my energy levels growing :)Rosy | Sparkles of Light BlogMy Instagram | Instagram

    • SincerelyMissJ February 9, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      That's great!! It really works, doesn't it? πŸ™‚

  21. subomi salami February 8, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I definitely agree with all your tips and I think I have to work on drinking more water! Great and informative post dear!Subomi|My Fashion Musings

    • SincerelyMissJ February 9, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  22. Neha Bhatt Bhagat February 8, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Wow..these are indeed super cool tips babe…xo, Nehahttp://www.theinstylejournal.com/

    • SincerelyMissJ February 9, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  23. Hilary February 9, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    My biggest issues are sleep and water, but I'm working on it! I can easily stay up for no reason watching TV and yawning, when I should be upstairs and in bed. I didn't realize how much lack of sleep did to your body until I started listening to podcast episodes that addressed it. When you learn the science of what lack of sleep does to your body, you'll want to hit the hay the sooner the better.

    • SincerelyMissJ February 9, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      I totally agree! What are your favorite podcasts?

  24. Juliet- The Science Behind Beauty February 10, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Great post! Loving your tips! Sometimes it's just nice to have a reminder to keep at it.. with eating healthily, exercising (even if it's just walking more) & de-stressing as much as you can. I've always noticed that when I do feel a lot better. Juliet xsciencebbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    • SincerelyMissJ February 10, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      You're right, Juliet! πŸ™‚

  25. Jenelle Witty February 11, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Such good tips! Plus I agree that when you are feeling slugish and out of sync, creating a new routine like this helps. xx Jenellewww.inspiringwit.com

    • SincerelyMissJ February 13, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  26. Anonymous February 13, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Thanks so much for this post, great tips!I've been really struggling to get back into the swing of things this year xxeditionemmagrace – Lifestyle Blogger & Style Sharer

    • SincerelyMissJ February 13, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      I know what you mean! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  27. Harmony Skillman March 21, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Love these tips esp since I resort to coffee too often!!!

    • SincerelyMissJ March 22, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Yes, it's so hard not to! Lol

  28. Lecy Croson March 21, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Such good tips! One of my biggest problems is that I skip meals when I get busy. I need to learn to make time for eating healthy. πŸ™‚

    • SincerelyMissJ March 22, 2017 / 10:36 am

      When you start making it a habit, it makes it easier to do so. πŸ™‚

  29. Chrissy March 21, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    These are all really great and also important tips! Eating healthy, drinking water and sleeping enough – those are big staples and on should really take care of them!Thanks for the inspiration! xxx

    • SincerelyMissJ March 22, 2017 / 10:37 am

      Thank you! <3

  30. Lauren @ Imperfect Adventures March 21, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This is great! I've been slacking on these things lately and I can feel it. Thanks for the good reminders.

    • SincerelyMissJ March 22, 2017 / 10:37 am

      No problem! <3

  31. Allison March 21, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Great tips! Drinking more water is so important!

  32. Meehandering March 21, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Yes #5 is so important and often overlooked! Great post.Taylorwww.meehandering.com

  33. Shannon Burlingame March 21, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    These are some great tips! For me exercising and eating healthy make all the difference. If I'm not on my game a feel a HUGE difference in my energy levels.

  34. Crystal March 21, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I love this! I think everyone can use some extra tips for boosting energy levels. πŸ™‚ I've found exercise, eating healthy and drinking lots of water to be really helpful for me.

  35. Tara March 21, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Great post. All the good info we need. Thanks!

  36. JOJO VITO March 21, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Wow, this is a great reminder for me to get back in action…for while Id been glued to my laptop updating all my blogs…I need to get back in shape.

  37. Ayanna March 21, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    These are all awesome tips! I have been trying to incorporate all of them in one way or another in my routine this year. In an effort to have better sleep habits, I know set a go to bed timer on my phone to remind me to go to bed. So now I don't find myself lost online, in a show, or in a book past my bedtime.

  38. Gillian Kent March 21, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Good sleep hygiene makes an amazing difference in your energy. Once I starting stringing several good nights together I felt so good.

  39. Moments For "Me" March 21, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Great suggestions! I'm dealing with some mental health issues in my family currently and the doctors & therapists are always asking about how did you sleep, how are you eating, and what did you do for yourself. There are so many aspects to self care, but it all starts with getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night and eating 3 meals plus snacks each day.- http://www.momentsformeonline.com

  40. Kim March 21, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    I MUST drink more water. I've tried a hydrate app on my phone. Alarms on my Fitbit. Lights on my water bottle. Nothing has worked and I know it is so important.

  41. Babies To Bookworms March 22, 2017 / 3:08 am

    These are great tips! I need to work on the water and sleep parts!

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