Stress, sedentary lifestyle, and apathy – we are all plagued by these problems and they’re becoming overwhelming. A modern-day person faces a strange issue: although we are living faster than ever, most of us are becoming completely stagnant leading to an uncomfortable build-up of stagnant energy. Even though our minds are preoccupied and we have things screaming for our attention from every side, we still end up paralyzed with fear and unable to reach our full potential.
So, how do we wake up that stagnant energy and start using it to really power up our life? How can we finally shake that stupor off and start blooming?
We’ve got a few tips which will help. Here’s what you can do:
Flush out the toxins
Junk food, excess sugar, alcohol, cigarette smoke, air pollution – modern-day living can take a huge toll on our body. We’re exposed to a lot of toxins each day, and they tend to enter our body and make us feel tired and unhealthy. No wonder our energy slows down when there are harmful chemicals in our bloodstream.
To cleanse your body, try a simple home detox. Instead of coffee, alcohol, soda, or even fruit juice, switch to plain water with lemon slices and green tea for a few days. Drinking nothing but this, and try to avoid junk food and sweets. Give your body enough time to cleanse and recover itself.
Unlock your stagnant energy through movement
Nothing is quite as effective as pushing stagnant energy awake as simple movement. If you’re used to a sedentary lifestyle, then getting up and being more active is absolutely crucial. Sitting around all day is seriously harmful for our health, and it’s time we’ve stopped finding excuses not to finally start exercising.
Exercise can come in many fun forms: from simple home workouts to dance classes, yoga, fencing, biking, or even long relaxing walks. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-high intensity exercise a week, and you’ll see pretty incredible results.
Heal your body with good food and supplements
In addition to exercise, your diet also plays a huge role in how energy moves through your body. Healthy food is essential, especially if you’re trying to lose weight, and especially if you’re currently going through menopause. Any kind of hormonal change can negatively impact a woman’s body, and we ladies need to be careful and gentle with our health.
Dealing with weight gain can be managed with a good low-carb diet, enough physical activity, and supplements. There are great menopause weight gain supplements out there that are made specifically for women like you in mind. Some of the things you want to look out for are herbs like ginseng, kava, turmeric, and probiotics. These will help bring your hormones back in balance and reduce any nasty symptoms you might be dealing with.
Even if you’re not dealing with menopause, dieting rules are still simple. Try to cut out sugar from your daily meals and refrain from eating at fast food places. Eat at least five portions of veggies a day (preferably fresh), and start taking supplements such as probiotics that will heal your gut and make weight loss easier.
Get in touch with nature
If you’re sitting inside and staring at your phone all day, of course, your energy is stagnating. Humans need nature for both mental and physical health, but our busy, stressful schedules rarely give us the opportunity to enjoy it.
You’ll need to make a conscious effort if you want to reconnect with nature. Camping trips with the whole family can be a good way to do this, but you don’t always need to go far out of your way just to enjoy some greenery. Taking a walk through the forest or at least a park can do you a lot of good, especially if you do it alone. Don’t even think about bringing your phone to these walks. This is your opportunity to disconnect from stress and breathe deeply.
Do breathing exercises
Speaking of breathing deeply, there is a simple exercise you can do every day that will help you get in touch with your inner energy. All it requires you to do is find a quiet spot and do the following:
- Inhale deeply for four seconds. Breathe from your stomach, not just your chest.
- Hold your breath for several seconds.
- Exhale for five seconds.
Do this for around five minutes straight. If you like, you can end it there, or you can use this as an introduction to meditation. Close your eyes. Relax your body. Allow your energy to awaken.
Every single tip we suggested is really all about taking time and effort to work on your mental and physical health. It’s about getting in touch with your spirituality and slowing down enough to listen to your body and figure out what it really needs. Do this, and you’ll find a lot more peace, strength, and energy than you can imagine.
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