5 Quick Healthy Energy Boosts for your Afternoon

5 Quick Healthy Energy Boosts for your Afternoon

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]It is 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon and you feel like putting your head down on your desk for a quick nap.  Sound familiar?  You are not alone.  Many of us get the afternoon “Slumps” and we are looking for that energy boost to get us through the rest of our day.  The problem is that most of us grab a cup of coffee or chocolate for that caffeine boost to get us through.  This creates an artificial increase in energy, and it does not last. Let me show you 5 quick healthy energy boosts for your Afternoon.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Some easy and healthy alternatives to caffeine and junk food for your afternoon energy boost” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%232d2d2d” google_fonts=”font_family:ABeeZee%3Aregular%2Citalic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Get the energy flowing with some office chair stretches

Forward bend sitting on you chair

Shoulder rolls

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  1. Place hands on knees, inhale, lift head float the chest, arch the back.
  2. Exhale, roll shoulders forward, drop head forward, round the back.
  3. Repeat 4 to 5.

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Essential oil pick-me-up

Inhale or diffuse essential oils for a great energy boost

Use a drop on pulse points on your body such as wrists, behind the neck or small amount on the temples

Uplifting oils are peppermint, rosemary, citrus such as orange/lemon or grapefruit[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”377″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”75%”][vc_column_text]5 Min Energy walk

Your body is telling you something and usually moving around and doing a quick walk is all you need to get the energy flowing

Outside walking is best if you can do this

Walk around your building or better do a couple sets of stairs if available at your workplace[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”347″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”75%”][vc_column_text]Grab a cup of herbal tea instead of coffee or a big glass of water.

Your body may be telling you that you are dehydrated

A handful of nuts can also give you a great quick boost[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”375″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”75%”][vc_column_text]Cleansing Breathes

Take 2 minutes to ground yourself and breathe deeply

On the inhale visualize new energy and light entering and filling the body

On the exhale visualize any stagnant energy or stress leaving the body

With each breath cycle allow yourself to feel the shift in energy in your body

Do this for 10 breath cycles[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We challenge you to try this new routine for at least one week and see how you feel.  Many times, making positive changes is just about a small habit change.  Tune into your body and notice the difference with these healthy alternatives.


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Setting Your Goals at the Best Time of Year

Setting Your Goals

Setting Your Goals at the Best Time of Year

September is one of my favorite months of the year.  It is a transitional period with summer rolling into fall, it means kids are back to school and usually the start of routine.  It is the best time of year to sit down and set your goals or intentions.   This is the most fertile time to manifest your dreams and set your intentions for the year.

Most people feel that the beginning of a calendar year is best to write down goals and set a plan.  But I disagree; September marks the time for new beginnings, new routine and new energy to manifest.

Some Keys to Creating your September Reboot

Take some Quiet Time for Yourself
  • Play relaxing music, grab a cup of tea, get your favorite notebook and some colored pens. Give yourself at least 30-60 min of uninterrupted time.
Grounding Technique
  • Before you begin clear your energy and ground so you can have a clearer headspace.
  • Sit on a chair or the floor with your spine straight, shoulders relaxed and eyes closed.
  • Take a nice big breath in through the nose and out through the nose and with your intention on the exhale, let go of anything that doesn’t serve you. On the inhale bring in new energy and light. Do this for a few breaths until you feel yourself relax and let go.
The Big 5
  • It is important to set goals in the 5 most important areas of our lives. WE are multidimensional beings so just focusing on one area will never bring us inner balance.
  • 5 areas to write goals are: Health, Wealth, Love, Career, and Spiritual Connection.
  • Note: There are more areas we can dive deeper into but for sake of simplicity focus on these 5.
Narrow it Down
  • Focus on your top 3 goals for each area of your life.  Use lots of color, add pictures or drawings if you like.
Action Steps
  • Have your note book or page visible. Look at this each day.
  • Block schedule your calendar with actions/ activities that get you closer to your goals
  • Calendar cleanse – learn to say no to things that do not serve your vision.


Happy September Reboot from The Positive Change.