How badly do you want to achieve your goals? How much are you willing to sacrifice in the short term to gain in the long term? Are you motivated enough to keep pushing, even when times seem bleak and all hope might be lost?
Are you willing to give it all up just so that you can live a life on your own terms?
Okay, so maybe that sounds a little bit extreme. Though motivation is a serious subject. People that want to achieve their goals know that a large part of their chances for success boil down to their ability to get and stay motivated consistently.
When you lose your motivation, you lose the ability to achieve your goals.
Staying motivated is partly the secret to success. It’s not the whole formula, but a large part of it rests on the shoulders of motivation.
No matter what goals we set or how detailed our plans might be, if we can’t find the motivation to take massive and consistent action, success is largely fleeting.
But, when we can stay motivated and push through, breaking the bad habits that tend to hold us back, literally, anything is possible.
Here are 11 motivational strategies to help push you push through to achieving your goals.
It’s a very Buddhist concept. When we deny what reality is giving us, what is really happening, then we create suffering. So life is a dance between minimizing expectations and surrendering to what our lives actually reveal to us.
By embracing our lives totally (even the stuff that “sucks”), we get through them.
A positive mental attitude is absolutely necessary to ensure your success. You can make the seemingly impossible – possible by developing a positive mindset. Reap the benefits enjoyed by all successful people. Feeling great means we can all produce and flourish at full capacity. Without energy and vitality it’s very easy to lose motivation. Here’s how to fix that and operate at your full potential…
1. Can Lack Of Sleep Cause You To Be Overly Emotional?
Absolutely. If you’re feeling overly emotional, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep can prevent you from thinking clearly and keeping your emotions on an even keel. Studies show that excessive sleepiness can hurt work performance, wreak havoc on relationships, and lead to mood problems like anger and depression.
Sleep Deprivation Symptoms
Difficulty Concentrating and Impaired Performance
Memory and Thinking Problems
Disorientation, Hallucinations, and Paranoia
Disruption of Sleep Cycle
2. A Sense Of Humour
Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humour. Indeed, a number of studies have found an association between humour and intelligence.
Researchers in Austria recently discovered that funny people, particularly those who enjoy dark humour, have higher IQs than their less funny peers. They argue that it takes both cognitive and emotional ability to process and produce humour. Their analysis shows that funny people have higher verbal and non-verbal intelligence, and they score lower in mood disturbance and aggressiveness.
Find humor in bad situations. Allow yourself to experience humour in even the darkest or most trying situations. Remind yourself that this situation will probably make for a good story later and try to crack a joke about it. Turn failures into lessons.
You aren’t perfect. You’re going to make mistakes and experience failure in multiple contexts, at multiple jobs and with multiple people. Instead of focusing on how you failed, think about what you’re going to do next time, turn your failure into a lesson.
A sense of humour is an important part of coping with setbacks and adversity. If we’re blessed with a humorous outlook we’re better able to see the ridiculous side of whatever it is we are upset about, making it easier to avoid being swamped by distress.
3. Distorted Thinking
Why can’t I get a break?
My life really sucks.
This will never work.
Who am I kidding anyway?
This type of thinking reflects a lack of confidence in yourself and a failure to trust in the process of life. As a result, your enjoyment andappreciation of all the good stuff that life has to offer gets distorted, leaving you in a victimised state and ultimately, an unhappy existence.
Remember, thoughts don’t just happen. They are something we create and therefore we are able to direct them. When something upsetting happens, it’s your thoughts about the situation that will either minimize or magnify the effect it will have on you.
Transform that negative self-talk into positive self-talk.
Negative self-talk can creep up easily and is often hard to notice. You might think I’m so bad at this or I shouldn’t have tried that.
But these thoughts turn into internalised feelings and might cement your perception of yourself. When you catch yourself doing this, stop and replace those negative messages with positive ones.
For example, I’m so bad at this becomes, once I get more practice, I’ll be way better at this. I shouldn’t have tried becomes That didn’t work out as planned—maybe next time.
Drop your distortions. There are negative things in the world.
We all have cognitive thinking distortions that can alter our perceptions of reality, sometimes causing the negatives to appear fun-house-mirror large. A few common distortions include mind reading, when you assume you know what others think (someone asks you to lunch, for example, and you assume it’s because he feels sorry for you); fortune telling, when you predict the future negatively and then react as if that prediction is imminent (you assume an upcoming company meeting means you’re being let go and begin bad-mouthing your boss and ignoring work); or all or nothing thinking, in which everything is all or nothing (Everyone thinks I am a loser or no one can be trusted).
Recognise what your distortions are and see whether you can view circumstances through a clearer, more helpful lens.
4. Start Your Day With Positivity
How you start the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Have you ever woken up late, panicked, and then felt like nothing good happened the rest of the day?
This is likely because you started out the day with a negative emotion and a pessimistic view that carried into every other event you experienced. Instead of letting this dominate you, start your day with positive affirmations. Talk to yourself in the mirror, even if you feel silly, with statements like, “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be awesome today.” You’ll be amazed how much your day improves.
Almost invariably, you’re going to encounter obstacles throughout the day—there’s no such thing as a perfect day. When you encounter challenges, focus on the benefits, no matter how slight or unimportant they seem. For example, if you get stuck in traffic, think about how you now have time to listen to the rest of your favourite podcast. If the store is out of the food you want to prepare, think about the thrill of trying something new.
5. Foods to Enhance Your Mood
Eating the foods that follow may be a simple way to boost your spirits, as each is known to have a positive impact on mood.
If you’re one of these individuals who gets a nice mood boost whenever you sink your teeth into a bar of pure, unadulterated chocolate, it is not happenstance.
There’s actually a chemical reason called anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression. It’s a derivative of the Sanskrit word “bliss,” and one of the great things about chocolate is that it not only produces this compound, it also contains other chemicals that prolongs the “feel-good” aspects of anandamide. Chocolate has even been referred to as “the new anti-anxiety drug.”
A high-quality source of protein – like organic eggs, a piece of Gouda cheese or a handful of almonds – helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady for enhanced energy and mood.
Bananas contain dopamine, a natural reward chemical that boosts your mood. They’re also rich in B vitamins, including vitamin B6, which help to soothe your nervous system, and magnesium, another nutrient associated with positive mood.
Coffee affects a number of neurotransmitters related to mood control, so drinking a morning cup could have an effect on your general sense of wellbeing. Research has also shown that coffee triggers a mechanism in your brain that releases BDNF, which activates your brain stem cells to convert into new neurons, thereby improving your brain health. Interestingly enough, research also suggests that low BDNF levels may play a significant role in depression, and that increasing neurogenesis has an antidepressant effect!
Curcumin, the pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow-orange color, is thought to be the primary component responsible for many of its medicinal effects. Among them, curcumin has neuroprotective properties and may enhance mood and possibly help with depression.
Anthocyanins are the pigments that give berries like blueberries and blackberries their deep colour. These antioxidants aid your brain in the production of dopamine, a chemical that is critical to coordination, memory function and your mood.
Animal-Based Omega 3 Fats
Found in salmon or supplement form, such as krill oil, the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA play a role in your emotional well-being. One study showed a dramatic 20 percent reduction in anxiety among medical students taking omega-3, while past research has shown omega-3 fats work just as well as anti-depressants in preventing the signs of depression, but without any of the side effects.
Mood-Busting Foods to Avoid
Just as foods can uplift your mood, they can also quickly bring it down. Here are the top three foods that can trigger a poor mood.
Sugar can lead to fluctuations in blood sugar, which can bring on mood swings, but its role in poor mood actually goes much deeper than that. Entire books have been written on this topic, such as William Duffy’s book, Sugar Blues. There are at least three potential mechanisms through which refined sugar intake could exert a toxic effect on your mood and mental health:
Sugar (particularly fructose) and grains contribute to insulin and leptin resistance and impaired signaling, which play a significant role in your mental health
Sugar suppresses activity of BDNF, which promotes the health of your brain neurons. BDNF levels are critically low in both depression and schizophrenia, which animal models suggest might actually be causative
Sugar consumption also triggers a cascade of chemical reactions in your body that promote chronic inflammation. In the long term, inflammation disrupts the normal functioning of your immune system, which is linked to a greater risk of depression
Gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley, may negatively impact mood and brain health. In fact, a number of studies indicate that wheat can have a detrimental effect on mood, promoting depression and even more serious mental health problems such as schizophrenia. One mechanism that can help explain the mysterious connection between wheat and mental health problems is the fact that wheat inhibits production of serotonin.
Neurotransmitters like serotonin can be found not just in your brain, but also in your gut. In fact, the greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain. Wheat in particular has also been implicated in psychiatric problems, from depression to schizophrenia, due to an array of brain-disruptive opioid peptides, and wheat germ lectin (WGA), which preliminary research indicates has neurotoxic activity.
The list of potentially mood-busting ingredients in processed foods is a long one. Aside from sugar and gluten, they may also contain trans fats, artificial colours, monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial sweeteners and other synthetic ingredients linked to irritability and poor mood.
Nourishing Your Gut Health
Your gut can boost your mood and protect your mental health.Toxicity in your gut can flow throughout your body and into your brain, where it can cause symptoms of poor mood, autism, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia and a whole host of other mental and behavioral disorders. With this in mind, it should be crystal clear that nourishing your gut flora is extremely important to support a positive mood. To do so, I recommend the following strategies:
Avoid sugar and processed, refined foods in your diet. There is simply no question that eliminating refined sugars is the most powerful intervention the average person can make to improve their gut flora.
Eat traditionally fermented, unpasteurised foods.Fermented foods are the best route to optimal digestive health, as long as you eat the traditionally made, unpasteurised versions. Ideally, you want to eat a variety of fermented foods to maximise the variety of bacteria you’re consuming. Healthy choices include:
Lassi (an Indian yoghurt drink, traditionally enjoyed before dinner)
Fermented milk, such as kefir
Natto (fermented soy)
You can also go for various fiber-rich foods like green vegetables and psyllium. Shoot for around 50 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories consumed.
Take a high-quality probiotic supplement. Although I’m not a major proponent of taking many supplements (as I believe the majority of your nutrients need to come from food), probiotics is an exception if you don’t eat fermented foods on a regular basis. Research has shown that certain probiotics may help alleviate anxiety by modulating the vagal pathways within the gut-brain, affecting GABA levels, and lowering the stress-induced hormone corticosterone.
To sum up, foods have an immense impact on both your body and your brain, and eating whole foods is the best way to support your mental and physical health. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up or you’ve been struggling with poor mood for a while, the best place to start to turn your mood around is likely not in your medicine cabinet but right in your pantry or refrigerator.
6. Look For The Hidden Good
Why a positive mental attitude is indispensable to your success… It is not what happens to you that counts. It is how you react to what happens to you—especially when there are unexpected problems.
Here are three things you can do to assure that your attitude is the very best it can be, no matter what the circumstance:
Focus On The Future
Whatever challenges you face, focus on the future rather than on the past. Instead of worrying about who did what and who is to blame, focus on where you want to be and what you want to do. Get a clear mental image of your ideal successful future, and then take whatever action you can to begin moving in that direction. Get your mind, your thoughts and your mental images on the future.
Think About The Solution
Whenever you’re faced with a difficulty, focus on the solution rather than on the problem. Think and talk about the ideal solution to the obstacle or setback, rather than wasting time rehashing and reflecting on the problem. Solutions are inherently positive, whereas problems are inherently negative.
Take some time to write out every detail of the problem, and then take the most logical next step to solve it. The instant that you begin thinking in terms of solutions, you become a positive and constructive human being.
What Was The Lesson Learned?
Assume that whatever situation you are facing at the moment is exactly the right situation you need to ultimately be successful. This situation has been sent to you to help you learn something, to help you become better, to help you expand and grow.
So seek for the valuable lesson in every adversity. Make a list of every idea or insight you can gain from every setback or difficulty.
A positive mental attitude is indispensable to your success. You can be as positive as you want to be if you will simply think about the future and look for the good. If you do what other successful people do, if you use your mind to exert mental control over the situation, you will be positive and cheerful most of the time. And you will reap the benefits enjoyed by all successful people.
7. Goals Are What Take Us Forward In Life. They Are The Oxygen To Our Dreams.
They are the first steps to every journey we take and are also our last. It’s very important that you realise the significance and importance of goal-setting and apply this knowledge in your life.
Begin with the end in mind. – Stephen Covey
Why Is It Important To Set Your Goals?
Goals Give You Motivation
Goals Help You Overcome Procrastination
Goals Keep You Locked In And Undistracted
Goals Give You Focus
Goals Allow You To Measure Progress
Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields all set goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organise your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.
Why is it important to write your goals down?
Writing Down Goals Substantially Increases The Odds Of Achieving Them. Most people drive through life without bothering to write down their goals. Very few people have specific and measurable goals, and even fewer have written these goals down…
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7 Habits of Highly Successful Online Entrepreneurs
Most Online Entrepreneurs, including myself, do most of their writing at home surrounded by loads of distractions. Compared to the average entrepreneur that has their own office, online entrepreneursneed to implement success habits just to be able to make it through the day. Let’s go ahead and get right into the first habit.
#1: Online Marketers Exercise Self-Control Throughout the Day
Beyond keeping your emotions in check, here are three more tips for exercising self-control through your day…
Check email once every three hours – There are few things that will suck the life out of your day like email.
Keep all social media windows closed – Social media is a great tool for promoting your blog, but it can easily pull you into to an endless scroll of updates. Just like with email, schedule your social media time.
Put your phone on silent when your working – If you can eliminate the disruption of email, social media, and phone calls, then you will double your productivity.
#2: Online Entrepreneurs Have an Optimistic and Positive Attitude
You need to have a firm belief that you are going to be successful. With a business, you can launch your site and start making sales through Google Adwords that same day. Though it usually takes six months from the moment a new post is published until you can even find out if it will get any traffic from Google.
If you ever feel demotivated, then imagine how it will feel when your blog is bringing in more money than you could possibly spend. In addition, try to read 5 to 10 positive quotes to start every day.
If you can believe, you can achieve.
#3: Online Entrepreneurs Are Open-Minded
As an Entrepreneur, you need to always be open to learning new techniques and processes that may be better than what you are currently doing now.
Learning is a choice. Make a determined effort to learn about success, study success and take action. Many people want to improve their lives but they don’t take action and learn the right things that will take their life to a whole new level. Knowledge and action will take you wherever you want to go. I hope these quotes inspire you to be a student of success by learning about success and taking fearless action so that you may be successful in all areas of your life.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”Henry Ford
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan
“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”John Wooden
“A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?”Richard Branson
“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”James Allen
I Listen to Podcasts – My phone is always loaded with new podcast episodes covering marketing techniques. Instead of listening to the radio in the car, I am absorbing ideas and knowledge from podcasts.
I Sign Up to Online Courses – I like learning new concepts and ideas
I Read Books and Blogs – No matter what industry you are in, there are always going to be incredible books and blogs that will be worth following. Make it a habit.
#4: Online Entrepreneurs Embrace and Learn from Discomfort
Personal obstacles are related to our psychology, behavior, and state-of-mind.They typically include unhelpful habits, debilitating emotions, paralyzing fears and limiting beliefs. The reason these obstacles prevent us from moving forward comes down to how we choose to interpret events and circumstances, and the subsequent thoughts we choose to dwell upon.
The thoughts we typically dwell upon prevent us from making objective decisions. Our poor choices, subsequently lead us down less than optimal paths as we work toward our goals. These thoughts we tend to dwell upon are often recognised as the 10 Cognitive Distortions that sabotage people’s choices and behavior.
Too often we let our mistakes and setbacks define us. Yet, as Dr Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology once said, “It’s not our failures that determine our future success, but how we explain them to ourselves.” Likewise, if you knew that no matter what happened, you could handle it, what actions would you take that you aren’t taking now?
What conversations would you engage in that you’ve been putting off? Where would you step out onto center stage more fully and boldly in your own life – and in doing so, open up the possibility for new opportunities, new relationships, new alliances, new ideas to take bloom?
We are all going to face obstacles in business and life. Embrace them, learn from them, and keep moving forward.
#5: Successful Online Entrepreneurs Never Give Up in the Face of Adversity
Achieving a goal is a wildly exhilarating thing. If you’re flirting with the idea of giving up, you could be throwing away something wonderful―your best future. There’s going to be anxiety about uncertainty and fear about failing, but push yourself to keep going. After all, you’ll never know how close you are to succeeding if you quit now.
To channel some positive momentum, keep motivating quotes at the top of your mind. And never give up.
Be aware of your thoughts. I’m having that thought again. Try mindfulness to get out of your head.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ―Thomas Edison
“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ―Conrad Hilton
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
#6: Online Entrepreneurs Show Appreciation and Gratitude for What they Have
Gratitude, or appreciation for the good things that happen in life, is an essential part of building happiness. When you’re going through a tough time it can be hard to remember to be grateful for the good stuff, but there are a stack of benefits that can be gained from working gratitude into your everyday life.
This can help if:
you want a strategy for helping to deal with a tough time
you want to boost your mood
you want to cultivate awareness and appreciation for the good things in your life.
The Benefits Of Gratitude
Increasing your gratitude is useful because:
it’s an instant mood booster and feels great in the moment
you’re likely to feel closer to friends and family
you’re likely to enjoy your life more
it’s good for your physical health
it’s easier to cope with tough times
good things in life don’t stick in our heads as easily as bad events
#7: Successful Online Entrepreneurs Have a Great Work – Life Balance
These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. In fact, a whopping 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey.
Experts agree: the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness.
Limit time-wasting activities and people
Exercise and meditate
Exercise is crucial for me. I love to surf. The coastal walks near my home are breathtakingly beautiful. I always come back from these two pursuits feeling refreshed and ready to continue on with increased vigour and vitality.
Whether it’s the long hours of work adding up, another terrible night’s sleep, indulging in the wrong foods, or staying out too late, the mixture of poor diet and lifestyle create a perfect cocktail for low energy.
Diet and lifestyle go a long way in terms of fighting fatigue, but despite our best efforts to exercise daily, eat right, and sleep well, our busy lifestyles and modern society demand a lot of us daily, energetically, and deplete our bodies on a cellular level.
Sure caffeine and other stimulants may help to give an immediate boost, but they do nothing for the long term, send our energy levels crashing hours later, and may actually disrupt the balance of the endocrine system and make us reliant on their effects.
Though it may be possible to create the perfectly balanced diet and lifestyle to ensure we are consuming the essential nutrients needed to combat daily stresses of the hustle and bustle, we are only human and are likely to need a little extra boost.
One of the most common health complaints today often revolve around having too little energy.
Feeling tired is a normal and natural signal that tells you it’s time for sleep, and getting a full night’s rest may be all that is needed for relieving any fatigue that may be plaguing you.
The most common cause of fatigue is dehydration.
Why? If there is not enough fluid in your body, blood volume can drop; as a result, your body (and heart) must work harder in order to supply your cells with oxygen and nutrients.
Dehydration can cause everything from mental fogginess, impaired short-term memory, dizziness, and fatigue, she says. Be sure to hydrate all day long but especially when you start to feel fatigue coming on to help combat low energy.
A chronic state of fatigue, however, represents a much bigger issue. Considering that energy is a cellular function dependent on the vitamins and minerals you consume each day, consistent low energy levels typically indicates a cellular imbalance.
When cells are receiving the energy they need, you in turn feel energised. When cells struggle to produce energy, they suffer damage or die, leaving you drained.
That’s why exercise, regular colon and liver cleansing, and eating an organic, natural diet energizes the body and keeps the mind sharp.
Some other energy-stimulating activities include massage and drinking enough water to hydrate and flush the system. Hormone balance also plays a role in energy creation, with fatigue being one of the primary symptoms of a hormonal imbalance.
10 Best Supplements For Energy That Actually Work
While the morning latte or black coffee does have health benefits, these beverages do absolutely nothing for improving energy. Yes, caffeine stimulates, but it also stresses the adrenal glands and endocrine system. Energy drinks rely heavily on sugar and other short-term stimulants, like caffeine. Similarly to the effects of sugar in sweets and lollies, cereal, and other nutritionally-deficient snacks, chronic caffeine consumption results in energy crashes and dependence.
Constant energy relies on three key factors: sleep, exercise, and eating natural, organic food. For a bigger boost, you may want to try any one of these supplements to help the body clear out the toxin overload.
Hormones regulate metabolism and initiate the release of the many biochemicals associated with energy creation.
The best dietary sources of iodine include seafood, sea vegetables (dulse seaweed, arame, kombu, and wakame), and dark leafy greens. Iodine supplements can also be taken.
Every cell in the human body requires B12 for energy metabolism. In fact, the entire cellular energy creation, known as the Citric Acid cycle or Kreb’s cycle, depends on it.
Unfortunately, the human body cannot create B12 on its own, requiring it from dietary sources. Clams, mussels, red meat, and dairy are the best natural sources of B12. Supplementing with B12 is safe as no side effects or upper dietary limit exists.
The hormone melatonin directly influences energy metabolism. Individuals with inadequate melatonin levels suffer from fatigue and accelerated brain aging.
Research also indicates melatonin levels impact gene activation and the effects of genes on health.
If sleep is inconsistent, a melatonin imbalance may occur which can disrupt energy levels, blood sugar, and even weight.
Ginkgo has long-been known for its powerful antioxidant activity and for improving blood flow.
This normalizes metabolic activity at the cellular level, protecting the cells and promoting health and longevity. When looking for supplements, look for those with the fewest fillers.
Coenzyme Q10 plays a vital role in the process of cellular energy creation. Every cell in the body contains CoQ10, although organs like the heart, kidneys, and liver have higher concentrations.
Still, a deficiency can result. Fatigue is one of the top symptoms of CoQ10 deficiency, although high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, and blood sugar imbalance may also appear.
Another biochemical necessary for energy metabolism, L-carnitine transports fatty acids into the mitochondria for conversion into energy. Acetyl groups also play an integral role in mitochondrial energy creation.
While the body naturally creates acetyl L-carnitine, also called ALCAR, the body will use this biochemical to support and protect the brain.
Supplementing with ALCAR ensures the body has enough acetyl groups for energy metabolism and neural health.
A healthy heart, an active brain, and proper muscle and nerve function are only a few of the (many) benefits of magnesium.
The highest dietary sources of magnesium include raw spinach, pumpkin seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, beans, avocados, and quinoa.
Supplementation can also help raise magnesium levels.
This well-known herb acts as an adaptogen, supporting the body’s natural response to stress, anxiety, and physical exertion. A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study tested the effect of ginseng with patients suffering from chronic fatigue.
The researchers found patients taking the ginseng experienced significantly greater improvement in cognitive function and had lower levels of toxins and free radicals in their blood. Overall, the patients experienced increased energy.
This adaptogenic root, also known as arctic root or golden root, can significantly reduce the way the body responds to stress, both mentally and physically.
When taken regularly, rhodiola may actually improve physical performance and reduce fatigue, improve cognitive function and boost the mood as well.
Though it is still unknown how exactly the herb works on a chemical level, we do know that it helps to maintain serotonin levels.
Rhodiola can be sourced in an extracted form and can safely be taken 1-2 times a day for help with fatigue, stress, trouble concentrating, and mild depression.
It is advised to take it earlier in the day in case it causes insomnia.
A Quality B- Complex Vitamin
The B-Vitamins are important for a healthy body which can withstand periods of stress and tiredness. B-Vitamin Complex is (as the name suggests) a complete combination of everything you need, all in one dose.
Here’s how the ingredients could help you fight off fatigue. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) supports mental wellbeing and mood, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) helps reduce oxidative stress (and therefore tiredness), Vitamin B3 (Niacin) has been shown to be effective in supporting brain functions and Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) helps support important neurotransmitters (brain chemicals).
Then we have Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) which plays a part in reducing fatigue and strengthening immunity, even when you’re under stress and Vitamin B8 (Inositol, Myoinositol) which helps nerve signals “communicate”.
Reduce Carb Consumption
While they do provide your body with energy, foods heavy in carbohydrates can leave you feeling sluggish. The main culprit? Simple carbs, like those found in sugary drinks, cookies, and processed foods (think white bread and pasta), which burn through your body quickly.
Though they provide a fast boost of energy, it’s quickly followed by a crash as your blood sugar spikes and then drops.
The solution? Stick to whole-grain, low-glycemic carbohydrates that take the body longer to digest and avoid the crash and burn effect.
Nuts, legumes, sweet potatoes, oats, and brown rice are all low-glycemic carbohydrates that will provide the body with a steady supply of energy.
Drinking fresh vegetable juice is a shock to your body — in a good way! Losing the fiber during juicing makes them easy for your body to absorb and digest. And because less work is required for your body to reap the nutritional benefits, you’ll notice an increase in energy.
Additionally, drinking your veggies helps eliminate toxins from the body while also feeding your cells. If you feel an illness coming on, vegetable juice is also a good way to stop it in its tracks and keep energy up before it dips.
Pass over store-bought juices, which are often loaded with sugar, preservatives, and other unpronounceable ingredients — they’ll leave you feeling worse and more exhausted! Make your own instead,
One Final Thought
Occasional low energy is normal. Eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep will help to restore and rejuvenate. If the feeling of low energy or fatigue is constant, the source of the problem may be more than simply not getting enough sleep.
Mineral deficiencies from an inadequate food supply or hormonal imbalances from something as simple as stress may have created a metabolic imbalance leaving you feeling sluggish and zapped of energy. Depending on your situation, one or several of the supplements listed here may be all that’s needed to restore, balance, and renew your energy levels.
Be sure you have ruled out any medical causes of fatigue before supplementing and consult your doctor to discuss any drug interactions or potential side effects. A healthy lifestyle and diet do significantly affect our energy levels, so remember to ensure you are consuming a rainbow of nutrients from your diet, stay hydrated with high quality water, and get those endorphins pumping through your system with daily movement.
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We all understand the potential impact of a great book. In business, the right book at the right moment can tilt the playing field and give you a crucial advantage. These thirty-three business books have personally made a huge difference for me. In fact, they’re the best I’ve ever read.
These are all books that have shifted how I think about business. They’ve had a direct impact on the success I’ve experienced so far.