1. The Cold Shower
Studies are showing that taking a cold shower in the morning is not only healthier than a hot shower, but it can also increase your mental alertness. Personally, when I give myself the option of either taking a cold shower or going straight to work, I will always choose to get to work. This body does not like cold showers.
You won’t get the exercise lecture from me because you’ve heard it all before. I exercise all the time while I am writing and when I take my breaks. Some days I manage up to three hours of exercise altogether. It really does help boost energy levels.
3. Eat Healthy Foods
It is not difficult to switch from unhealthy snacks to healthy snacks. If you are too busy or are a terrible cook, start shopping in the health food stores and in the organic food section of the grocery store. There are plenty of healthy alternatives to regular boxed pizza and chicken nuggets. Snack on nuts, such as cashews, to increase your magnesium intake which may help boost your energy levels. Buy pre-cut fruits and vegetables, and check out the raw food diet. It requires absolutely no cooking skills to eat a raw carrot.
4. Walk the Block
If you’re feeling a tad bit sluggish, get your sneakers on and take a quick, brisk walk around the block. You will get some fresh air, increase the oxygen to your brain, and have time to think over your current writing project.
5. Sit By a Sunny Window
Move your work desk so that you get plenty of sun while you are working. If this isn’t possible, take 15 minute breaks to sit by a sunny window or sit outside.
6. Drink Water
Mild dehydration can cause a person to feel sluggish. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and add a squirt of lemon to it. Lemon scent is proven to improve a person’s mood, making it a popular scent in many housecleaning products.
7. Play Some Music
Listening to upbeat music with no vocals can help you increase your energy levels while not distracting you from writing.