22 Alternative Ideas for Increasing Your Energy Levels
Are you tired all the time? I TOTALLY understand your ongoing battle.
Some years back, I tried pretty much every single conventional idea to increase my energy levels and get rid of the persistent brain fog.
I’d been experiencing chronic fatigue on and off for almost half a decade and it was starting to feel as though it was just an inescapable condition that I’d just have to learn to manage for the rest of my life.
I tried ALL of the usual stuff that everyone including my doctor suggested; I started drinking more water, I exercised more often, I took a high-quality iron supplement and multi-vitamin, I took quality time out, I slept the recommended eight hours a night and I was still suffering from inexplicable chronic fatigue on a regular basis. It was absolutely infuriating and I felt like life was passing me by.
My productivity was really suffering too — as was my bank account. I could barely complete my work on time and the quality just wasn’t what it used to be.
So if you’re currently experiencing chronic fatigue, know that I’ve been there and I know how debilitating and heartbreaking it can be.
If you’ve tried all of the usual ideas to increase your energy levels, and you’ve been checked out by a good doctor, give some of the below points a shot and see how you feel after a month or so!
Keep in mind that if you’re under some kind of exercise routine that was professionally recommended to you, keep it up because it’s super important to move your body daily and it can be so much fun!
This article assumes that you’ve been fully assessed by a medical professional, undertaken the blood work and tests advised by them and the underlying cause of your fatigue presently remains unknown.
Ditch the Caffeine for Good
Or at least a month!
If you can, drop caffeine from your diet for just a month but preferably much longer and observe the difference it makes to your overall health and energy levels. You might find after a while that you just no longer needs it as the addiction will subside.
Caffeine only provides a temporary boost of energy and then you sink back into lethargy again. Plus, the more you consume and the longer you consume it, be it through coffee, teas, or chocolate, the more you need to get that quick boost of energy because your body builds a tolerance to it.
Try replacing your morning coffee or tea with herbal teas or a gorgeous, hot almond or coconut milk with drink, creamy coffee free latte.
Take an Iodine Supplement
The thyroid plays a massive role in regulating our energy levels.
Organic kelp is rich in iodine. If you don’t fancy the idea of eating or supplementing with seaweed, no worries, you can take a liquid supplement such as Detoxidine which provides iodine in a very easy-to-absorb form of iodine (Nascent).
Get Your Vitamin D Levels Checked
Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency is pretty rife in the Western world.
It can be found in foods such as fortified cereals and butter but our skin makes it when it’s exposed to sunlight. In countries that don’t get much sun all year round, people are often at risk of falling short of this vital vitamin.
While a deficiency of ANY vitamin or mineral can cause you to feel unwell, low vitamin D levels have been linked to extreme fatigue amongst other health issues. If your doctor hasn’t already suggested a test, ask if they think one might be beneficial.
If you need to take a vitamin D supplement, go for vitamin D3, not vitamin D2 because this is a much better form of the vitamin. Plus, taking a D3 supplement in the cooler months can really help to keep your levels up. The recommended daily amount is 1000 IU, but if you’re very deficient, your doctor might prescribe a higher dosage.
Don’t get too much though!
Too much vitamin D can also cause fatigue too so ask your doctor for a blood test to see where your levels are after supplementing for a while.
Let More Fresh Air into Your Space
I know this is tricky to do in the summer and winter months when it’s too hot or too cold (depending on where you live on this fine planet of course!) BUT fresh air is a lifesaver for clearing the mind and perking you up!
You can also try burning a little sage or Holy Palo Santo wood and cleansing the air with it. Open one window in each room and go around filling your home with the smoke. Set the intention that your entire home be cleared of any and all discordant energies to 100% in all timelines and all dimensions.
Take an Effective Magnesium Supplement
The best forms of magnesium are citrate, biglycinate, and taurate. Forms of Magnesium that can cause loose bowel movements and very embarrassing moments include magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate in high doses, so it’s best to avoid these if you have an irritable bowel. Magnesium oxide is also pretty ineffective anyway.
Try Wearing an Orgonite Pendant
Many people claim that orgonite has helped them to regain plenty of physical energy. I wear a small organite pendant each day and oddly enough, I’ve found this theory to be iron clad true for myself.
You can buy a pyramid, some other sculpture or simply wear a pendant. Orgonite pieces also usually look absolutely gorgeous! You can find lots of gorgeous designs on Etsy.com.
Meditate for 20 Minutes Each Day
Meditation can calm the chatter in the ego mind and allow us to access our inner minds. We’re always connected to our Higher Self and our guides and angels, however, it’s so much better to meditate for just a few minutes each day or every other day as it can really clear your mind, balance your chakras and connect you to the field of infinite potential creation.
While meditating, a great way to boost your energy is to also vizualise yourself as having more energy in the present moment. You might like to construct a scene where you’re thoroughly cleaning the house after work, and having tonnes of energy left over to enjoy cooking a good meal and playing with your pets or kids.
Repeat Positive Affirmations Each Morning
I am affirmations are particularly powerful. Make a list of positive affirmations to combat lethargy or use some of the following:
I am full of energy
I am in divine flow
I am a divine being of light
I am energized
I am always whole and complete
I have what it takes to start my day with renewed confidence
I am always present
You can repeat them to yourself in the mirror too, or record them on your smartphone and play them as you get ready each morning. Remember whether you’re speaking them out loud or recording them, to repeat them with emotion and believe them!
Eradicate Anything Emotionally Tiring
This may seem like an obvious one but sometimes we don’t have the time to stop and clearly identify activities or people who drain us emotionally until we really stop and assess how they make us feel.
Think about the people in your life you make you feel down or just zap your energy for whatever reason. They might be your friends, co-workers, or eve family members. Try to limit contact with them if possible.
Downright toxic people like those who are sadly afflicted with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, can REALLY drain empaths and other sensitive, or generally good natured people simply by being around them. So limiting how often you see them and for how long you see them might really help with your energy levels.
Go for a Gentle Walk Each Morning
Even if you only go for a short walk around your area you’ll get a good dose of fresh air.
Walking also helps to cleanse the liver which in turn will flush out toxins and to help you feel more awake and refreshed, not to mention the other benefits it can bring about, such as clearer skin and less brain fog.
Spend WAY More Time in Nature
Honestly, an afternoon here or there just isn’t enough. And when I say nature, I mean outdoors and connecting with the Earth and grounding yourself as well as breathing in fresh, clean air.
I know that it can seem utterly impossible to find the time to spare. We’re all so busy these days. Our lives can seem chaotic and barely manageable some days but IF you can make the time, make the time because time in nature can really help to restore health and vitality.
Cleanse Your Aura of Any Unwanted Energies
You might be surprised by how much better you feel once your aura has been cleared and sealed. If you’re a very sensitive person or an empath, you might really benefit from clearing your aura on a very regular basis. It doesn’t have to be hard or too time consuming, either!
Alongside my article above, I would really recommend The Empath’s Toolkit by Anna Sayce. It really helped me to free up more space in my aura, remove any unwanted energies and disconnect any energetic cords to other people who I don’t regard as positive influences in my life. I felt better almost instantly after trying out her exercises.
Wear Amethyst Jewellery
Known as the ‘all in one’ crystal, amethyst is said to help keep negative energies at bay, increase intuition and yep, it may also also help you to feel more energised too! Try wearing a piece of amethyst jewellery and it really doesn’t have to be expensive at all. Chip bracelets can be bought from Amazon, eBay and other online metaphysical stores for just $2-3.
Treat Yourself to a Massage
Massages are wonderful ways to relax and help to remove toxins from the body but they can be incredibly expensive!
If your budget doesn’t include them, maybe take it in turns with your spouse or a friend. You’ll both benefit and save plenty of money!
Try Energy Healing
The underlying cause of your lack of energy may require spiritual healing.
Try visiting a holistic healer, EFT practitioner or Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) practitioner who may be able to look into any underlying energies that may be contributing to your ongoing lethargy.
Buy a Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan salt lamps release small amounts of negative ions into the air when the salt becomes very warm. The pinky-orange glow is also incredibly soothing and perfect for working next to, especially at night or on dark evenings!
Listen to 432Hz Music
Aside from it being absolutely delightful to listen to, the frequency 432Hz may help to soothe and recharge you.
Ground Yourself Each Day
Grounding is simply connecting with the Earth. We lead such busy lives today but if you can find just 10 or 20 minutes once a day to ground yourself, you might start feeling a lot better quite quickly.
You can ground yourself by walking on grass or soil with your bare feet or you can place your palm on Grounding mat or ground yourself by applying your bare feet to the earth for just 10-20 minutes each day. If you don’t have a spare 10 to 20 minutes each day (like most people, including me on some days!), just try 5 minutes or buy a grounding mat for your bed or desk!
Charge Your Drinking Water with Vitality & Love
Water has a crystalline structure and we know that crystals are capable of retaining information.
You can condition your water with high vibration energies by speaking to it before drinking it, playing high vibe, happy music around it, or placing rose quartz or amethyst crystals next to it for an hour or so before drinking it.
Avoid Sugar Spikes
Junk foods often contain WAY too much sugar and sodas are a definite no-no because they tend to contain VAST amounts.
Sugar is great when needed for a super quick pick me up, but the effect doesn’t last long and your levels will come crashing down as quickly as they went up. You’ll feel so much better if you snack on natural foods which won’t spike your sugar levels such as bananas, crackers, dried fruits and so on.
Also play close attention to what you’re drinking on a regular basis; plain water with a few lemon or lime drops added will be so much better for your overall health, energy levels, wait line and skin.
Ask Your Angels and Guides for Help
Last but not least at all, if you’re a spiritual person, ask for higher assistance and guidance.
Chronic fatigue can be really heart-wrenching to deal with at any age and at any point in life. After asking for help, you might find the right solution will appear, or you might just find you’ll feel lighter and better naturally.
Even after having energy healing and wearing orgonite and spending more time in nature, you might still feel tired and there are plenty of reasons why this could be but if you have more ‘awake’ days versus tired days, you’ll be on the right track.
Personally, I still have some bad days here and there but the key to overall success is to just persist with whatever works for you.
Don’t let people who don’t understand chronic fatigue make you feel any worse than you might already be feeling. Sadly, there is a stigma attached to people who are affected by it.
Just know that you’re doing well if you’re looking for underlying reasons for your condition and by taking some steps in the right direction to tackle it, you’re doing all that you can.
I really hope you found some of these points useful! I sincerely did try most of these and my energy levels are pretty good these days!