In the last couple of days my energy level has not been as high as usual. In fact, I have been feeling tired and fatigued. In a fast-paced modern world, we are often running on adrenaline and burning our candles on both ends. So it’s really important for us to unwind and recharge our batteries from time to time, especially during the premenstrual period. And it can be as simple as reenergizing our five senses.
Do you know dehydration – not drinking enough water every day – is one of the main reasons for fatigue? So drinking lots of water is a great way to get you energized. Fresh fruits, veggies, and fatty fish with Omega-3 Fatty Acids are all great natural energizers too. So treat yourself to something healthy and delicious!
Noise is an invisible fatigue factor in today’s world. Sound can sap energy or give energy. The sound of waves, wind or waterfalls can be extremely healing, calming, and energizing at the same time. Listen to the sounds of nature if you can. Or tune in to your favorite music. Do you have a list of music that energizes you and puts you in an upbeat mood?
If you live in a dark house, you are likely to feel fatigued. Like plants, we need light and a little sunshine – literally and figuratively. If it’s a sunny day, go out and enjoy it. Otherwise, add some colors to your environment. Yellow, orange and red are all wonderful energizing colors. Decorate your room with a bouquet of happy flowers, or wear a colorful scarf – as the French women do. It will light up your day and give your mood a lift.
Who can deny the healing power of touch? In the modern world, we are simply not touched enough. Imagine what the world would be like if we all got our daily doses of hugs, kisses and caresses? Treat yourself to a massage by a professional, a loved one, or yourself. Massage yourself every morning when you get out of a shower while putting on your lotion. It’s a great way to energize and prepare for the day!
Pleasant scents can stimulate certain nerves that energize our body and lift our moods. Certain scents are famous for their invigorating qualities, such as basil, rosemary, bergamot, ginger, cypress, peppermint, lemon and grapefruit.
Scents that help lift moods include rose, lavender, jasmine, ylang ylang, bergamot, clary sage, sandalwood, frankincense, orange and grapefruit. If you are interested in aromatherapy, experiment and find out which ones work best for you. Alternatively, light a scented candle, burn an incense stick, or put on some oil or lotion with your favorite scent. Hmm, smells so good. I can feel it already!
Well, it is a beautiful day out. I am going for a hike and then make a yummy dinner with scented candles and a bouquet of pink lilies… What about you?