Nature’s Caffeine: 6 Organic Alternatives for Energy Boosts

Written by Moyosola Onileere

Finding natural ways to boost one’s energy level is easy, yet commonly overlooked by most. Most people revert to coffee.

 

I have seen the coffee drinker in the workforce crave coffee every single day, relying on it to provide an energy boost that lasts all day. I personally note that anything that seems like an addiction, most likely, is not healthy.

 

What inspired me to write this blog was, for a few days, maybe weeks, I was having insomnia and was, basically, functioning daily on three hours of sleep. But, for some reason, I did not crash. Do not get me wrong – it took a toll on my body – but, I was still getting energy that was sustaining me throughout the day and at work, especially. Now that I am back to a healthier sleeping pattern, I feel more energized than ever.

 

I reflect on those times to see where and how I naturally get a boost of energy.

 

VITAMIN B12

 

Taking vitamin B12 supplements keeps me alert and more focused. Eating the right food is essential. Some vegetables are high in vitamin B and Q10, which stimulate energy production in our bodies, allowing us to be more active. Other energy foods are beans, eggs, bananas, nuts, almond, and dark chocolate.

 

A GOOD NIGHT’S REST

 

Sleeping is so important because that is when organs clear out and rejuvenate our systems. With proper sleep, our systems can work better and we can be more active and healthy when we wake up.

 

POSITIVE PEOPLE

 

Being an extrovert, it is easy to make friends and start conversations. But, as I get older, I keep certain conversations far away from me. Negativity is draining, lowers spirits, and brings people down. Surround yourself with people that will revitalize and stimulate your mind. It creates a burst of energy.

 

HYDRATION

 

Replace coffee with water or green tea. Keeping your system hydrated is great for the mind and body. Green tea is a great alternative for coffee because it gives an energy boost and has less caffeine.

 

MEDITATION AND DEEP BREATHING

 

This is my go-to for energy. It is crazy how deep breathing really changes the body. We often take that for granted. Meditation and deep breathing help to reduce stress and anxiety and help to center our minds. Doing yoga routinely helps to stay energized both mentally and physically.

 

TAKING A BREAK

 

There is nothing more relieving than taking a break – whether it is just stepping outside to get some sun or traveling on vacation, away from your home for a few days. Being outdoors and receiving some sun can elevate your mood and allow you to think clearer. Instead of looking for instant distractions, such as watching TV, go for a stroll, travel, or just go to a nearby park, sit down, and take in all that good air and sun.

 

Boosting one’s energy is not as hard as we think and does not require a prescription. We just have to plan it and add it to our daily schedule so we can be more fulfilled and live a more energized life.

 

onileere1Moyosola Onileere is the founder and editor of skinfirstdaily.com, a very niche website resource for skin care. Created in May 2016 by a glowing skin enthusiast, its main focus is improving skin care and finding the right products to bring out flawless glowing skin. noticed how much she was learning about products and key ingredients, and understanding the science behind it. Hence decided to expand Skin First Daily to house product and tools reviews, skincare trends, and top skincare routines to help people make better decisions when looking for treatments or products for their skin condition. So far it has been an amazing journey. She went from a face filled with acne and hyperpigmentation to glowing skin. Onileere has a positive outlook on life and hopes to share that with her skin care community, as well. She is currently enrolled in an aesthetics school in NYC and has big plans to grow Skin First Daily to a Facial & Body Clinic & Spa in the near future. skinfirstdaily.com

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