How to Have Red Bull Energy w/out the Red Bull
So people ask me all the time, “Chad, where in the world do you get all your energy??” I usually reply, “Crack.” Then I come back and actually give them the meaningful tips listed below about how I manage and maintain consistent energy levels. None are revolutionary. All are tough to maintain. Here is How to Have Red Bull Energy Without the Red Bull. Drink it up and share it with your friends!
1. Work out. You don’t have wear tight pants, be named Bruno, drink raw eggs or have a gym membership. Just do something active to push yourself! Every minute you exercise multiplies the energy you’ll have later that day! Move baby move. Decide to work out several times a week (Here are 8 Tips).
2. Listen to your body. When you get tired, rest. This could be 15 minutes or half a day. Your body will tell you when it needs to rest if you learn to listen to it’s cues. If you are getting sick a lot, this is your body’s way of saying, “Hey Big Time, pipe it down a notch.”
3. Take a day off each week. Recent scientific studies show that one complete day of physical and mental rest each week is one of the best things humans can do for renewing their minds and bodies. It seems like I heard this somewhere before. Hmmmm… (Sabbath). For me, this is a day out of the week that I am reminded that I’m not in control and have access to the Ultimate Energy Source. It sets my mind, soul and body in their proper place.
4. Get off caffeine and sugar. You can live off carve & sugars for awhile, but the highs & lows will eventually leave your body drained of energy. Start by drinking a little less coffee each day, then switch to decaf. Instead of high carb sugar snacks, go for a handful of trail mix or fruit. Eventually, your energy levels will be more consistent. If I get sleepy during the day, I’ll get outside and walk around or do push-ups to wake myself up. It may sound crazy, but it works!
5. Work hard. Play hard. Pretty simple. Working long hours does not equate to productivity (Why You’re Not Working At Work). I know guys that work crazy hours and spend half of their time online or goofing off. When you are at work, go hard & leave it at work. When you are off the clock, whatever that may mean for you, go totally off the clock. When you learn the art of relaxation, you will have energy to go change the world!
Ok, what other tips do you have for developing high levels of consistent energy? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!