Do you find that there are certain hours of the day when you feel depleted of energy? Would you like to remain “revved up”, clear-headed, alert, and ready for anything all day long?

Most of us experience our highest energy levels during the first four hours of the day when we are refreshed from a good night’s sleep. Therefore, the sharpest and clearest thinking is usually at that time. The next four hours is when our energy levels are apt to be lower and our thinking a bit dull, especially after a big lunch when all we want to do is take a nap and digest all that food.stay revved

Here are some suggestion for “revving up” your energy and remaining clear-headed.


Most people have things they have to do that they don’t look forward to. In order to keep your energy level revved up, don’t think of these things as “duties,” think of them as challenges and opportunities to learn something such as patience, discipline, or how to deal more effectively with different types of people.


Designate a specified time to get away from the noise. Take one break and go outside by yourself or find a quiet corner and sit and do nothing for a few minutes.


Don’t listen to people who complain or whine negatively. These people are energy sappers. You become tired just by being around them. Don’t become the “Father Confessor” or “Sister Care Taker.” Ask yourself if you foster dependence or independence when you help one of these people. Do you show and encourage others how to find the answers for themselves or do listen to it and contribute as though you are the person with all the right answers?

If you work with someone you don’t enjoy, you can store up a great deal of negative energy. Clear the air by communicating that you don’t wish to listen to the negativity. Be assertive. Life is too short to waste on resenting situations and other people.


If you have something to do, do it now. Do the worst part of it first and get it out of the way. Once you make that difficult phone call or begin the project you’ve been avoiding, you’ll realize it was the anticipation, rather than the doing, that was causing you to suffer.


When you schedule your time, allow time for thinking, planning and reading. Re-negotiate deadlines if it appears you can’t make one. This buys time for you and it gives others time to prepare for the change in plans


Park your car in the last parking bay so you’ll have to walk further. Climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator. It may take longer, but the exercise can help you keep in shape and keep your energy levels up.


When the day is over, play a positive CD in your car on the way home. Yell if you need to! (Be sure you are by yourself when you yell.) Just get rid of all the frustration and aggravation before you get home. You don’t want to dump the negativity of the day on the people you love the most. Make your off time, quality time…and don’t forget to compliment people on what they are doing right. Remember, behavior rewarded is behavior repeated.

Author's Bio: 

Judi Moreo is an author, speaker, and life coach. She has written 11 books including “You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power.” Judi can be reached at