Looking for more energy or motivation?
When it comes to our energy and motivation, essential oils can support energy and motivation. Additionally, there are several factors that influence both, such as nutrition, movement, sleep, stress, etc.
Here are a few essential oil suggestions:
ENERGY AND MOTIVATION TIPS:
Put a drop of doTERRA Motivate on your shirt collar.
Take two Mito2Max capsules when energy levels are down, or while studying to help increase mental energy.
Apply doTERRA Motivate Touch to your temples and the back of your neck.
Diffuse Lemon while cleaning the house for an energizing and refreshing aroma.
Inhale Peppermint prior to a workout when feeling fatigued or low on energy.
Other factors influencing energy and motivation such as nutrition, movement, sleep, stress, etc.
Getting the nutrients you need. This goes with the above step, but applies to your diet overall. Our cells receive energy from adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. While it helps run your body, it has to be bound to magnesium to work, to make sure the processes in your body are functioning. Without magnesium, it can’t do anything.
How to fix: Eat magnesium-rich foods like spinach, pumpkin seeds, and almonds each and every day. Add in a magnesium supplement. Eat a well-balanced diet that avoids processed foods. Get more potassium and Vitamin D. Add in a supplement like doTERRA Lifelong Vitality to ensure you’re getting all the essential nutrients your body needs.
You need a new breakfast. Drinking coffee and eating a bagel or pastry isn’t going to get you far into your day not enough unrefined carbs, healthy fats, or protein.
How to fix: A breakfast that will keep you satisfied longer doesn't have to be complicated. Instead of refined carbs, go for high-fiber (whole-grain toast with peanut butter), protein (eggs and a whole-grain tortilla), or both (oatmeal with nuts).
Your sleep cycles are out of balance. Lying in bed for seven to eight hours won’t always fix the problem if you’re tired all the time. Sleep cycles are typically 75 to 90 minutes each, and they correlate with specific regeneration or detoxification of cells and organs throughout your body. Elevated stress or unstable blood sugar levels can throw off your sleep cycles. Disrupted REM sleep has been associated with mild psychological problems like having a hard time concentrating and irritability.
How to fix: Let in more sunlight in the morning to decrease stress or cortisol levels at night. As hard as it is, don’t hit the snooze button: by falling asleep again you could be interrupting your hormone cycle that makes it even harder to get going. Instead, set your alarm for 15 minutes later if you can spare the time.
In Good Health,
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.
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