The #1 question I have been asked since starting my blog is how to have more energy during the day, especially at work. There's nothing wrong with having a cup of coffee to get yourself going in the morning, but if you rely heavily on caffeine to get through your day, it can be tough. And even then, sometimes you are wired from the coffee but you are not actually tuned in/focused on your work. Also, keep in mind that coffee raises cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and our bodies naturally produce cortisol in the mornings. So, if you are feeling anxious after a cup of coffee, that's why!
Here's my checklist of lifestyle habits that help to keep my energy up through out the day. I hardly drink coffee anymore (I used to drink 2-3 cups per day), and if I do, I only need one cup of coffee maximum. By following the below I don't get the energy crashes I used to get during the day!
Having energy during the day starts the night before. If you aren't getting at least 7 hours of QUALITY sleep each night, you are messing up your body's natural rhythms and not giving it a chance to heal and restore properly. If your health were a house, sleep would be the foundation. Read my blog post on sleep for tips on getting your best night's sleep if you struggle with this!