Every. Friday. Afternoon.

Every. Friday. Afternoon.

Have you had a long week? Feeling beat down by the end of the work week? You are not alone.

Do you know what one of the most common reasons people cite for going to the doctor? Fatigue. A lot of us just do not have any energy.


 Here are 5 ways to get more energized:


1. Take some deep breaths

Sometimes your blood doesn't have enough oxygen and too much carbon monoxide, which makes you tired and increases blood pressure and heart rate. Breath in through your nose for 5 seconds and out of your mouth for 10 seconds. An added bonus is it will help you relax and help get rid of stress.

2. Move more

Desk jobs can be exhausting. When your body sits still for long periods of time it thinks it is nappy time. Every 30 minutes get up and walk around, or at the very least do some stretching.

3. Stop skipping breakfast

I should be a lobbyist for Big Breakfast as much as I am always talking about eating breakfast. Eating breakfast will jump start your metabolism, give you sustainable energy throughout the day, and help you make better choices throughout the rest of your day.

4. Stop slouching

Mama told you stand straight up! Slouching can be a real problem. It causes the whole body to have to work harder and can put excess strain on your hips and lower back. It can even effect your breathing when you are all Crouching Person Hidden Lungs.

Plus you look taller when you stand straight up. My younger brother came home from Marine boot camp a few years ago and looked 6 inches taller, simply because his posture was amazing.

Nearly every job revolves around the computer these days, so bad posture is getting more and more common. Check in with your posture right now (before you read about what bad posture does to you).

Tip-your ears should be lined up with your shoulders when you have good posture.

5. Find something that excites you

You know how you will be right in the middle of something you love doing and all you can think about is how tired you are? No! Of course you wouldn't be thinking that.

What excites you? A project? An event you have coming up? Fight Club?

Rule breakers

Rule breakers

You need things in your life that get you excited and fired up. That will be your number one of staying energized.

Nothing beats you down and makes you feel exhausted like a boring life with no light at the end of your tunnel. Bonus points if it is something that excites and scares you.