4/20/17 Ways to Energize & Wake up!!

Our ability to function and the amount of sleep we get is directly related; in order to have a greater amount of energy, try going to bed a little earlier at night!

In the mornings drink something with a little caffeine. A green or English Breakfast tea is the perfect option. Stay away from super sugary drinks though, the sugar will give you a brief boost but the crash after is always terrible. (Coffee is also a suitable option if tea is not your style.)

Surround yourself with positive people, if the people around you are bringing you down, find new friends. Negative people will sap your energy away and will leave you feeling unhappy.

Essential oils are said to have many helpful properties. The orange essential oil can help to boost dropping energy levels. Simply apply the oil to your wrist or load it into the diffuser and enjoy the benefits of this naturally occurring energy booster.

Meditate or pray. A great way to boost energy is to recenter through meditation or prayer. Go to a calm place and take some deep breaths, you will immediately feel relaxed and prepared for what is to come.

Smile or laugh. These simple actions release endorphins which help to improve your mood and will make you feel more relaxed.

If you are really tired and have a few minutes to spare, try taking a power nap. This will only take about 15 minutes and you will awake feeling reenergized. Don’t sleep for more than 30 minutes though, you will enter REM sleep which will cause you to feel groggy upon waking.

1/25/17 How to Have an Enjoyable Run

Everyone has a running horror story. Maybe your shoe fell off, your sock was rubbing, your watch broke, or the run just dragged on FOREVER. For some people, that last example is commonplace (unfortunately). However, it doesn’t have to be that way. The key is finding out how to make your run enjoyable (if running isn’t that enjoyable for you to begin with).

My first tip is to find music that is tasteful and upbeat. This will give you something to think about and will help to let your mind wander from the run.

Second, find comfortable shoes and clothing, if you are self conscious you will enjoy your exercise less.

Third, run with a friend, if possible. It is always comforting to have company and good conversation will make the run quick and more interesting. Also, having a partner will help to motivate you to perform at your best!

Fourth, find a scenic area to go for a jog. Pounding feet on drab cement is disheartening for anyone, a pretty park or mysterious woods could be the adventure you have been waiting for!

Fifth, make a goal. Maybe this goal is a certain mile pace or maybe you decide to run a race you have always wanted to sign up for. Whatever it is, keep it in mind as you run. This will help to give your run a purpose and will make you stay motivated.

Running is a great way to stay active so find a way to work it into your schedule- it might just give you the energy to stay organized. As always, happy organizing:-)