balcony-1834990_640Springtime means more daylight so it’s time energize your day.

You want to get through the day with as little stress as possible which means you need energy to face the next 24 hours. Here are some ways to amp up your natural energy to feel better and have less stress throughout your daily routine.

Start Your Day Without Stimulants

Try waking up without a jolt!  Why? Think about the natural morning energy your felt as a child- without coffee. It takes 10 days to break a coffee addiction. It’s not easy but is worth the effort. By the end, you’ll wake up absolutely energized and not even crave the caffeine.

Get Out in the Sun

Try taking a few “outside breaks” during the day.  Natural sunlight reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure and increases serotonin, a natural mood lifter. Forget the 3:00 snack which results in a sugar crash.  Take a quick walk and revive.

Listen to Music

Music is a great way to reduce stress and fatigue and increase your natural dopamine level. Listening to a familiar sound that you really like actually boosts your feel-good hormones.

Move Around

If you are sitting at a desk all day, stand up and walk around.  Sitting too long stresses both your body and your mood.  How can you do fit a walk into your office routine?  Instead of asking a question by email, walk over to your co-worker and ask face to face. Sitting 8 hours a day just isn’t good for you.

Try Aromatherapy

Studies show that smelling peppermint, cinnamon or citrus jump starts your energy. If you cant have a bowl of oranges at your desk, buy some essential oils at a natural food store and dab a bit on your wrist.

Have a Healthy Snack

Chewing wakes you up in a way that nothing artificial can. It’s a natural energy boost to activate your brain.Try something tart like grapefruit or sour flavored gum. Tart is a natural stimulant and sends your brain a message that you want a bold of energy.