The Big Reset: How to Refuel Your Energy Throughout the Day

woman overworked tired and stressed out

We all have days where we feel sluggish and low on energy. It can be tough to stay productive and focused when you're running on empty. That's why it's important to intentionally refuel your energy throughout the day with quick, simple steps. Consider this your guide to The Big Reset - giving yourself an energy glow up whenever you need it!

Here are simple ways to fuel you with energy:

1. Practice joy. Studies have shown that doing joyful activities outside of work is essential to fuel your energy. So make sure to plan at least 1 joyful thing each day.
2. Take daily 10-minute walks. A mid-day walk helps to move your body, switch off and boost your mood.
3. Do something with your hands: draw, cook a meal or bake, knit. This activates your brain, energizes you and helps to boost your creative side.
4. Rest. Get your favorite drink, a book and relax. Often we try to be productive and completely deplete our energy. So take the time to let your body and mind rest.

stay hydrated try lemon water

Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is the easiest way to fight fatigue. Dehydration can sap your energy and leave you feeling drained. Aim to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Keep a water bottle on hand and take frequent sips, even when you're not feeling thirsty. Your body and mind will thank you!

Grab a Healthy Snack

Hunger pangs can make it hard to concentrate. Keep your energy levels stable by snacking smart throughout the day. Opt for protein-packed picks like Greek yogurt, nuts, or hummus with veggies. The right snacks provide an energy boost that will sustain you between meals.

Take Movement Breaks

Sit less and move more! Getting your blood pumping is a fast way to combat midday sluggishness. Set a reminder to take a short walk or do some light bodyweight exercises every hour. Just 5 minutes of movement can wake up your mind and muscles.

take a break and breathe deeply

Breathe Deeply

When fatigue sets in, your breath often becomes shallow. Counteract this by taking a few minutes to do deep breathing exercises. Inhale deeply through your nose, feeling your belly expand. Exhale slowly through pursed lips. A few cycles of deep belly breathing can relax your body and increase oxygen flow.

Get Some Natural Light

Sunshine and fresh air are instant energy boosters! Step outside for a few minutes whenever you can. Take a short walk, or simply sit and soak up some rays. Natural light and vitamin D will re-energize you.

morning routine to hydrate and plump your under eye area

Morning Routine with Patchology

Start your day with a luxurious boost courtesy of Rejuvenating eye patches. These little miracle workers can work wonders, especially when packed with powerful ingredients like:

  • Caffeine: Enhances micro-circulation, reducing puffiness and brightening your under-eye area for a more awake look.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: A natural moisture magnet, it plumps and hydrates the delicate skin around your eyes.
  • Hydrolyzed Centella Asiatica: This superstar ingredient encourages collagen production and soothes inflammation, promoting a firmer, smoother under-eye area.
  • Hydrolyzed Collagen: Boosts skin hydration, elasticity, tone, and density for a revitalized appearance. 

By incorporating these simple steps into your routine, you can keep your energy levels high and your skin glowing all day long. So, move your body, nourish yourself, and don't underestimate the power of a little pampering (especially those rejuvenating eye patches!). Remember, the ultimate glow-up comes from within – but sometimes, a little external boost can work wonders.

Don't wait until you hit a 3pm slump to take action. Be proactive about refueling your body and mind throughout the day. Learn more about ways you can start the new year right on The Big Reset. With these simple strategies, you can fight fatigue and sustain your energy from morning to night. Give yourself that energizing glow up whenever you need it!