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Are your energy levels low? Try this…

A list of proven ways to boost your energy levels.

Don’t drink too much booze

Make sure you’ve had enough sleep

Hydrate and then hydrate again

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Eat healthily

Exercise

Get out in the morning

Get out in the daylight

Smoking doesn’t help

Get to know your body clock

Choose your best time to work

Go for proteins and complex carbohydrates

Make sure your vitamins are topped up

Don’t switch your brain off in from of the TV

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Do something that relaxes you

Positive Mental Attitude

Work somewhere light and airy

Choose your work environment carefully

Be comfortable

Surround yourself with vibrant colours

Take a Shower

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Take a day or afternoon off

Try herbal teas instead of caffeinated drinks

Drink something different

Meet with friends

Avoid stress

Believe in the task

Focus on the job

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Organise yourself

Tick things off your list

Surround yourself with energetic people

Work in small teams

Listen to a great song

Get up and walk

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Have a stretch

Breath deeply

Laughing and giggling are great for your energy levels

Eat a small bit of chocolate

Power snack

Eat berries

Power Naps

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Visualisation

Actually finish something

Stand up and rock back and forth on your toes

Stand on your head

Get some inspiration

Do something nice for someone

Cool yourself down

Aromatherapy

Caffeine

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Energy Drinks

Nicotine

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Chris Stevenson

I’m interested in lots of things and write about them. History, nature, environment, business topics, experimental stories and anything else I fancy.