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5 Ways to Have More Energy All Day Long

“Sarah, how do you have so much energy?” I hear it all the time, people say I want to feel energized so I can get more done and have more time to relax or do some self-care at the end of a crazy day. But, how do you get more energy? Can we “get” more energy or do we have to make it?

I have a super high energy level but it wasn’t always this way.

When I worked for MMR, I slept all the time. Fortunately, I had a job where I could sleep and take naps when there was nothing else going on. Before that, I used to take a nap a few days a week, especially in college. I used to be tired all the time, and while naps are great, we can’t always depend on them.

When I got my first 9-5 job, that quickly ended and I had to figure out how to actually stay awake for the whole day. What a challenge, right?

Fortunately, I got it together and not have a few routines and tricks to help me keep a high energy level throughout the day. Now, I teach people to do the same.

This week we are talking about the 5 things that give me energy and help to keep my energy level up for the whole day.

To listen to this week’s podcast episode click HERE.

5 Ways to Get More Energy and Energize Throughout the Day

1. Get enough sleep at night, most people need between 7.5 - 8.5 hours. The foundation of energy is rest!

This goes without saying, we all need to get enough sleep if we are going to have a fighting chance at having long lasting energy. With that being said, “trying” to sleep doesn’t always work. To hear about how to get more sleep listen to episode # 22 with Sleep Expert Janet Whalen by clicking HERE.

2. Exercise every day

Some people claim that morning exercise gives them all day energy. I totally agree with this, however I prefer afternoon exercise. I plan to exercise because I know that I get a huge crash in my energy level after lunch. So, I plan in exercise mid-afternoon to override that crash. This also helps me to separate my day, and compartmentalize my stressors.

3. Move 20 seconds every 20 minutes, stretch, adjust your eyes, and use the restroom because you are drinking enough water, right?

If you need help remembering to drink your water, download our free Water Worksheet at

We need to move around during the day, between sore muscles, a stiff neck, eye strain and using the restroom. we need frequent breaks. Plan to move 20 seconds every 20 minutes to keep your energy level high all day long.