Ask The Swag Gal (September 16, 2009)

It’s already hump day! Fair to say the weekend is almost here right? I hope everybody is up and at ’em with lots of energy this morning! If you’re not, you have a lot in common with Kittia in Jackson, Tennessee who asked our question of the week.

Hey. So, I was wondering what I can do to become less lazy. All I seem to do is sit around on the computer. I have no energy, no motivation, to do anything productive.

I can definitely relate to you on this matter. I have had my bouts of exhaustion, finding myself tired and unable to muster up energy to get anything accomplished. Talk about being unproductive! I tried the obvious remedy; sleeping more in hopes of gaining more energy, but sometimes it only would make me more tired! After a little research and a few visits to the doctor, I found new ways of pulling me out of my lazy, tired ways!

– Go see the doctor

Before you do anything else, get checked out for low thyroid, anemia and anything else that may have exhaustion as a symptom.

– Set Goals

You have to know where you’re going if you want to get there! At first, take it slow. Don’t set yourself up too high. Be realistic. Baby steps people!! Then as time progresses, add more and more… raise the mark.

– Take multi-vitamins

Iron is a good way to get that energy back. If you’re tired a lot– try to stay away from carbs. Salad with chicken, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, or cheese are good alternatives. Skip the bread/pasta/potatoes and see if it helps! 🙂

– Get exercise!

Do it daily. Even if its just a half hour walk with the dog. It will improve your health, your mood and your motivation.

– Get organized.

Put yourself on a consistent schedule. Set your alarm to wake up at 8 or 9 (or whatever time you feel will help) everyday. Your body will adjust to the schedule and it will be easier for you to start your day nice and fresh and ready to go!

– Change your scenery

Remember to try and get out of the house and get fresh air. It will wake you up and clear your mind!

These are just a few suggestions to help boost your natural energy. Be sure to consult a physician and in the words of an old dear friend of mind: be good to yourself!

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