We all get tired sometimes. It’s our body’s way of telling us to get some rest or that it’s time to refuel. When you find yourself fatigued at inconvenient times, here are some simple boosters that will get you up and running again.
Stimulating your senses is one of the easiest, fastest ways to perk yourself up. Read on to learn how.
Feed Your Senses
Change of Scenery – Certain colors are believed to have special “powers” to influence your mood and energy level. They purportedly give off vibrations that can either help regulate one’s energy levels or throw them off balance. In fact, masseuses may often use cool shades of green in their parlors because of the calming effect the color green is supposed to have. The color green is also believed to balance energy in the heart and respiratory system.
Orange is believed to lift your spirits and help your immune system; yellow, the mental faculties; blue, the throat; and white apparently has analgesic abilities. When energy levels are low, surround yourself with bright, vibrant colors like yellow or orange – and surrounding yourself can mean the clothing you wear, colors you choose to paint your walls with, purchasing yourself a big bunch of flowers, or even soaking up the sun outdoors. New surroundings and changes in the atmosphere and colors you’re used to can go a long way in boosting your mood and energy.
Stimulate Your Sense of Smell – Like the visual trigger of certain colors, fragrances can also perk up your energy levels. There are some scents you love more than others. Some scents are attached in your memory to specific places, events, people and feelings from your past. Your brain is stimulated by every smell you come in contact with and reacts accordingly.
In aromatherapy, the potent scents of lemon, orange, lime and other citrus fruits help awaken the senses and give you an energy boost. So when you’re particularly groggy or sleepy during the day (you know that usual 2 or 3 p.m. drag), you can liven yourself up a bit by peeling an orange and eating it.
Get creative. Sprinkle a few drops of these fruits’ essential oils onto a napkin or cotton ball or swab to inhale. Steep a cup of orange tea and let the aroma fill the room. Wear a citrusy perfume, cologne or body spray and reapply once or twice a day as needed. The herb rosemary works in much the same way. You can make a tea from its leaves or inhale the scent from the fresh leaves themselves. Your brain will respond and give you the lift you need to make it through the day.