These moments feel like we ‘treating’ ourselves and yet without realising we often feel lethargic and drained afterwards.
Not only that but if, like me, the desire to hibernate is strong, it often feels like there is a need for additional external energy to keep on going.
We don’t have the luxury to live seasonally, rhythmically and naturally with the seasons and so in these moments we reach for the foods and the drink that we know give us a quick energy fix.
The problem is that coffee and sugar are short term highs with long-term lows. These artificial substances rob us and our immune system of strength and leave us depleted - constantly chasing that high into a vicious circle.
So, here I’m offering you my top 8 natural QUICK energy boosters that I’d like you to invest in and put them in a basket, on a shelf or bag that’s easy to grab and administer when you need it:
**1 - Ginseng. **This root can be taken in supplement form really boosts your energy naturally and quickly. Do not take this after 2pm as it will affect sleep.
**2 - CoQ10 **- this antioxidant is also a supplement and supports your mitochondria (energy powerhouse) in your cells for long-lasting quick boost. Do not take this after 2pm as it will affect sleep.
**3 - Water **- we are often chronically dehydrated from lack of drinking water and water in our food in winter. So squeeze half a lemon in your water and make sure you stay hydrated.
**4 - Get outside **- a guaranteed way to wake you up and get you feeling better. 30 minutes per day can make a big difference to how you feel and then the quality of your sleep too.
**5 - Regulate your blood sugar.** Do not reach for the refined sugar and the processed food, but instead reach for dates and fresh fruit. You won’t get the massive crash with these.
**6 - Essential oils. **Rub either a lemon oil or the doTERRA motivate oil in the palm of your hands and breathe in deeply 3 times. An immediate energy boost. Peppermint is good too.
**7 - Cordycep mushrooms **- my favourite is in the Four Sigmatic Coffee. They’re naturally energy boosting and it tastes and feels like you’re reaching for a cup of coffee.
**8 - Snack.** Keep your meals light instead of having big heavy meals. You will feel lighter and much more awake.
Think of these are your life-line, support system and companions throughout this season.
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