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Shawna Crabill, Marriage Therapist, Family Therapist, Individual Therapist, Couple Therapist, Therapist

Low energy levels is a common complaint amongst people today. The sedentary lives that most people live in today is characterized by inactivity but ironically, people often complain about low energy levels. Here are a few tips that can help turn your life around and make you feel energized.

Build Social Networks Man evolved as a social animal. Scientific research has shown that social networks are important for our physical and mental wellbeing. Isolation can cause lethargy, stress and even depression. Building a social network of colleagues, and friends who encourage and support you can go a long way in making you feel positive about life.

Streamline Your Tasks This involves reorganizing your tasks so that you can handle all your obligations. You need to ensure that you are not overworking yourself. Breakdown your responsibilities so that you have time for work, family and personal matters. Take frequent breaks to avoid joint and muscle strain.

Eat Healthily The stomach is said to be the second brain. That is why when you are bloated and full it is difficult to concentrate. Avoid processed foods and drinks with lots of sugar. Make a point of including foods rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Exercise Exercise has many benefits for your mental and physical health. With more exercise, you’ll sleep better and boost your cognitive performance so that you are alert enough to handle tasks effectively. You only need to set aside 10 to 20 minutes to skip rope or walk around the block four times a week to get these benefits.

Quality Sleep You need to get 7 to 8 hours every day. Too little sleep will leave you stressed, too much of it will reduce the quality of rest. Ensure you set a routine to bed such as taking a warm bath or unwinding with a book. Avoid TV, or mobile devices before bed, to reduce chances of insomnia.

Shawna Crabill LMFT, Charleston, SC