We all suffer from a drop in energy levels from time to time but people who suffer from Fibromyalgia/ME and other chronic pain conditions seem to suffer much more.
I find my drop in energy levels extremely difficult to deal with from time to time as it always seems to pick the worst time for it to suddenly hit me.
1. They say that certain essential oils can change our emotions and energy levels so knowing which oils to try can be a real tonic. Ginger can aid tired muscles, Rosemary can help your memory and can ease morning stiffness. Grapefruit is like sunshine in a bottle and mixed as a shower gel or bath oil will instantly lift your mood and energy level.
2. We all know that having some caffeine can give you a boost but did you know that drinking a glass of water with some ice cubes in it can also give you an energy boost.
3. The herb Siberian ginseng can help you cope with stress and give you a boost in energy. If you minimise lifestyle related stress then this could increase your energy levels.
4. Matcha is now called the creative superfood as it combines potent antioxidants with caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine which can help to calm the mind and clear your thoughts. The health benefits of Matcha green tea have been known for years and years. The Chinese use it for a number of medicinal illnesses. In 1191, a Buddhist monk who wrote in The Book of Tea that green tea could prevent fatigue, quell indigestion and improve concentration.
5. A bad nights sleep can also leave you feeling exhausted and tired. In India, milk warmed with powdered ashwagandha and honey is used as a calming drink before sleep to ensure you sleep better and have more energy the following day.
6. An obvious one to most I am sure is to stop smoking. It can reduce the efficiency of your lungs and that makes you feel tired. So quitting is brained really with all the other conditions you can develop through it.