I always get this question: “Elizabeth how do you always have so much energy throughout the entire day?”. The truth is the only reason I have as much energy as I do (without any caffeine, drugs, etc) is because I’ve built up the proper habits/hacks that contribute to my wealth of natural energy. Being an entrepreneur/business woman is a hard job, managing clients and employees, making sales, doing marketing, etc and it is crucial that you have enough energy to be able to keep up with all the necessary stuff you need to do to build your business empire. That is why today I am writing this blog post about The Top 10 Hacks To Take You Energy To New Limits.
What I’ll do is first list all 10 habits/hacks and then I’ll go into a description of each one. So with out further a do, here they are:
- Wake Up Early
- Go-to Bed At The Same Time Everyday
- Plan Out Your Day The Night Before
- Plan Your Clothes Out The Night Before (Or Wear The Same Ones)
- Do ‘Deep Work’
- Cold Showers/Hydrotherapy
- Green Smoothies
- Work-Out Everyday
- Take Naps If You Need To
- Use A Rebounder(Mini Trampoline)
1. WAKE UP EARLY
It is crucial to start your day right and you do this by waking up early, on time(the same time everyday). Now I know what you’re saying “But Elizabeth, I am not a morning person, how can you expect me to wake up early?” and I wasn’t when I first started either but over time and consistency I built up the necessary habits to become a morning person. Waking up early has drastically effected my success and my energy – it hasn’t been easy some days but trust me it will definitely pay off.
2. Go-to Bed At The Same Time Everyday
Just like waking up on time is important – so is going to bed at the same time everyday. It is hard to maintain energy throughout the day if you did not get a good night sleep the night before. Ultimately this is a habit you will have to work on but a few things I think help me to go-to bed on time are the following: I drink tea an hour before I go-to bed, I read a book and I stop eating a few hours beforehand.
3. Plan Out Your Day The Night Before
Planning out your day the night before completely changed my life and my energy levels! This is absolutely a must. To do this you should keep a journal or calendar and plan everything out before you go-to bed. Planning out your day the night before (aka before bed) is the best because you actually will remember the thing you do right before bed better and you will also be more otivated and more likely to actually follow through on your routine if you plan it out the night before.
4. Plan Your Clothes Out The Night Before (Or Wear The Same Ones)
Alot of the world’s most intelligent and successful people do this hack right here (Mark Zuckerburg for one) and this is because of something called ‘decision-fatigue’. Decision-fatigue is the concept that humans only have so much decision will power throughout the day(aka energy) and you don’t want to waste it on pointless tasks that have no meaning (like choosing which clothes to wear). You should either pan out what clothes you want to wear the night before or you should just get the same clothes for different days of the week and just wear the same outfit everyday!
5. Do ‘Deep Work’
I got this idea from the Deep Work Book which explains that ‘Deep Work’ for a shorter period of time is better and actually more effective than shallow work for long periods. Now what is deep work? Deep Work is basically deep-focused, scheduled work periods with NO DISTRACTIONS. This means no social media, email, phone calls ,etc, just DEEP-WORK.
6. Cold Showers/Hydrotherapy
There are many benefits of cold showers including that the increase your energy! This is something that I have been implementing into my life for a long time now and it has been absolutely amazing. Cold showers wake you up and get you ready for the day, they also are good for your skin, health and also push your comfort zone. Ultimately you just NEED to try out cold showers now! (Seriously, go have a cold shower right this second haha).
Green Smoothies are one of my favorite energy hacks in this list because their are so many benefits to them. They are the one thing that always keeps me up and energetic no matter how I am feeling (DISCLAIMER: They taste like shit). They are not only so good for your health and energy but they also push your comfort zone as well just like cold showers which is why I strongly to encourage you to do BOTH! Some ingredients that I like to include into my green smoothies are the following:
- collard greens
8. Work-Out Everyday
This goes with out saying but you definitely need to be working out every single day in order to maintain high energy levels. The minimum time should be 30 min and you can do anything from yoga and running to weightlifting or mma but you need to move your body!
9. Take Naps If You Need To
I always take naps throughout my day if I feel tired and need to ‘recharge’. This is as simple as it sounds (just make sure that you have an alarm clock or use Alarmy).
10.Use A Rebounder(Mini Trampoline)
I got this idea from the legend himself Tony Robbins. Rebounding has been around for a while and is a great workout that energizes your whole body. Basically in short it is jumping on a small trampoline or doing exercises on one and I have to say that it definitely works! Yes I know it is a little bit out there and you may not have heard of it before but trust me you should try it.