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It's relatively simple to get more energy. The ideas illustrated here involve protecting your natural energy not using stimulants or even supplements as a crutch.

It's so important to take care of your body. By attending to these suggestions you will find a steady release in your body's energy over time.

First, Improve your sleep:

How to improve your sleep quality:

Avoid stimulating technology at least 2 hours before bed
Use calming music or a guided meditation. Keep a notepad beside your bed to quickly record any "to do"things that may keep you awake.

Early Morning.
How do you spend the first hour of the day? This crucial time sets the tone for the rest of the day.

Get some positive energy in the morning.

Start with a simple list of things you are grateful for.

Get moving with exercise or yoga. It stimulates endorphins, enhances cognitive performance, and kicks off your day with a feeling of already having accomplished something.

Recite positive affirmations.

Create an achievable (short) list of your goals for the day.
Do something for others.


Most bodies require healthy nutrition every 3-4 hours. Our food choices impact our energy, directing it either positively or negatively. One important nutrition strategy is to stabilize blood sugar so that we don't crash and burn.

How to practice smart nutrition:

Eat smaller meals every 3-4 hours.
Take time to enjoy your food.
Eat within an hour of waking to stimulate metabolism.
Eat a combination of healthy carbs, lean protein, and healthy fats.
Avoid all processed foods.
Drink a lot of water before or after meals

The human body craves movement. Too often we go for extended periods of sitting, which compromises our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

How to incorporate exercise:

Incorporate stretching and walking into your day, even if it is for 10-15 minutes.
Put some movement breaks into your schedule, rather than booking yourself constantly.
Create activity meetings.
Track your fitness and movement using one of the many apps available. Engage a partner for accountability.


It's essential to schedule in daily recharge time. If you are not intentional about it, your brain and body will tell you when you need to do it.


Learn deep breathing.
Practice gratitude.
Perform arts or music
Use music therapy and aromatherapy. Specific music and scents stimulate our limbic system.
Laugh. Humor is one of the most neurologically important reset techniques we can apply.

Your energy is your most valuable resource. Take the time and effort your body needs to perform at a high level.

Best of luck!

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Taryn DeCicco ND, LAc, LDN of Apple A Day Clinic in Arlington Heights, IL has been specializing in Acne, Skin, and Digestive Disorders for over 16 years