Fredrickson Life Coaching & Counseling June Newsletter 2009
How Can I Have More Energy?
Read this and find out what gives us energy and what depletes our energy.
Remember the days when you were little and would run through the
sprinkler on those hot summer days? Your boundless energy lasted throughout
the day. Now your years older and would like to recapture the energy of
The answer is not so simple. It depends on one's physical, emotional, and
mental condition. Ask yourself how you do on each one.
Some of you can relate to feeling tired and depleted. These are the things
that pull the plug on your energy throughout the day.
Lack of Sleep - Not being able to get to sleep and waking up during
the night can really deplete the energy for the next day.
Poor Eating - How many of you have made a meal out of coffee and a
Over Weight - My wife and I have realized a significant improvement
in our energy level by losing 10 or more pounds. This wasn't easy
but was well worth the effort.
Depression - is the slowing down of all aspects of our person,
emotional, physical, and mental.
Anxiety or Worry - this can rev-up our systems till we are subject
to weakened and over worked adreanals.
Hypothyroidism - This results in a slower than normal energy and
Stress - Relationships or emotions that cause fear, guilt, worry,
discouragement, undue prolonged pressure at work, financial stress
without periodic relief can leave one more and more depleted.
Medications - some of the side effects can be fatigue, weakness or
sleep disturbances. If you suspect this might be the case consult your
Balance is key when it comes to these components recharging the body with
energy. All are important. If one is out of balance or unhealthy you can
expect less than optimal personal strength and energy in your life.
Sleep - most doctors recommend 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
Healthy Balanced Eating and adequate Hydration.
Regular exercise: Exercise at least 3-5 times each week. Start
small and do something as often as you can.
Balanced Hormones: Adrenaline, Serotonin, dopamine, estrogen,
testosterone, and endorphins. Help these body chemicals work for you by
getting the sleep & nutrition you need.
Balanced vitamins and minerals: It is a well understood fact that
our foods rarely have everything we need. Ask me about ways you can
supplement your diet.