There are a ton of things that your energy level depends on. But I wanted to focus on some things that maybe you hadn't thought about in regards to your energy.

Here are 6 odd ways to increase energy:

1. Be Decisive

We all have a million choices we have to make every day. And it's even said that the #1 reason rich people become unhappy is because with more money, comes more options, which brings more decisions.

Do you ever look at a menu, get overwhelmed, and just choose something randomly just so you can move on with your life? It's why I always end up just getting what's in the pictures.

The best way to deal with decisions is to just be brash. Most often if you trust your gut you will be just fine.

AND whenever possible, limit your options.. the less options you have, the more you'll be willing to go for whatever you DO have.


2. Wear the right colors

Warm colors, such as red, yellow, and orange, are more energizing than their cool counterparts. That's because they're attention grabbing--which activates our brain circuitry.

And the best color to give you a jolt is orange. Boom, I have orange hair.

It's a blend of red, which is adrenaline producing in the viewer, and yellow, which reminds us of the sun and feelings of exuberance. Unless you are ginger like me and orange colors make your hair look even oranger (not sure if that's a word). I will have to stick with the hair.


3. Take a break from your smartphone

A recent study has shown that people who tried to juggle work and simultaneously keep up with their e-mail saw their measured IQ drop by 10 points!

Instead, find a few times during the day to close your e-mail and power off your phone. If work is especially busy, lunch can be your technology break.


4. Let go of regret

When you beat yourself up over the past, you're sucking your energy dry. The best way to deal with regret is to live a better life moving forward.

Regret is always experienced as a major loss, causing us to shut down psychologically and physically, which leads to fatigue and a loss of motivation.

In other words, feeling drained. Feelings of remorse can also cause your blood pressure to go up, and that translates into even less energy.

Instead, just put your regrets into context.

As Anthony Robbins says, "Your worst day is someone else's dream come true." There are always people who are less fortunate than you.


5. List all the stuff you accomplished

Remembering what you did well is the perfect antidote to feeling down. We get so busy, often times we forget just how much we have accomplished. Thinking about things you're proud of can induce a positive mood and a positive mood is associated with more energy.


6. There's always cold water

Cold water can invigorate our minds. This happens because when we encounter a stressor, our bodies often release noradrenaline, which is an energizing hormone.

Run cold water over your wrists for a minute or two to rev yourself up (also great for those times you can't seem to stop sweating after a shower). Because skin is covered in nerve endings, splashing cold water on your face works well too. Especially effective at 4am when it is 20 degrees outside.

These might seem a little strange, but try them out and let me know how it goes!