Wintertime is my least energetic time of year. I want to curl up under a blanket, in front of a fire, and read or knit or nap.
As much as possible I do those things. My natural cycle is to be slow in the winter and active and productive in the warmer months. I try to honor that.
But some days I really need to get a bit of hustle on and get things done. On those days, I’ve learned a few tricks to wake my body up and dig deep to find more energy.
If you are feeling sluggish and need a move on today, here are five ways to get yourself going.
1. Move Your Body
It is the last thing I want to do when I’m feeling sleepy, but getting your body moving is the easiest way to wake up. Have a five minute dance party, go for a quick walk, or just do a few yoga stretches (this site shows 10 two-pose combinations that are great energy builders).
2. Drink Some Water
Adequate hydration supports good circulation and efficient muscle function. If you are feeling sluggish, drink a glass of water to help your body function in top form, which will help you feel more energetic.…