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It’s something we all want more of but always seem to be in short supply of. With our busy lives, commutes, and never-ending list of “to-do’s”, it’s not a surprise that we are seemingly always low on energy.

Add this to a diet high in processed foods and sugar coupled with a mostly sedentary lifestyle, and we’ve got a recipe for a crappy energy supply. The good news is that there are a ton of things we can do to improve it and I know because I spent well over a decade just barely getting by, struggling to make it out of bed in the morning, and always looking for a quick pick me up to get me through.

Here are 15 things I started doing that worked extremely well and that you can incorporate to skyrocket your own energy:

  1. Get out of bed early every day.
  2. Get into a good mood.
  3. Be consistent with exercise and strength training.
  4. Move as much as possible. Even a 10 minute walk will make a difference.
  5. Spend 15+ minutes in the sun and fresh air.
  6. Limit or avoid processed foods and sugar.
  7. Get inspired. Find your passion or a purpose.
  8. Avoid the couch magnet.
  9. Meditate or practice purposeful breathing exercises.
  10. Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night.
  11. Reduce your stress as much as possible.
  12. Listen to music that pumps you up!
  13. Take cold showers. There are a ton of benefits.
  14. Replace all your beverages with water. Aim for no less than 64 oz. daily.
  15. Don’t rely on caffeine, pre-workout supplements, and/or sugar for short-term energy spikes.
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