We all have those days, right? We know them, we recognize them, we know they come and go, and yet when we have low energy we feel stuck and don’t know what to do.

Here are five easy things to do to quickly increase your energy level:

1. Stand Up

The simple fact of standing — moving from a sitting position onto your feet — is an act of energy. It does change your immediate perspective.

Most often when we feel down we sit or lie down. While this may recharge us, it also tends to pull us down, physically. So, stand up for a second. You can also repeat it a few times. And if you can, stand up with your arms up as well — largely opened forming a “Y.”

Two to three minutes of this and you’ll already feel better. This is a powerful, affirmative position that boosts self-confidence and connects with the source of inner self!

2. Put on Your Preferred Music/Tune

Do you remember how you feel when you hear your preferred tune out of the blue? Like zapping on the radio and your song’s on? Your heart’s singing, you often sing along, and you feel like dancing! It does work! And if you don’t have one, try “The Bare Necessities” and watch Baloo dancing!

3. Go for a Walk

Walking’s a powerful and recognized antidepressant. But it’s also a way to put your energy back in the flow. When we walk, the blood’s moving faster inside the body — and this is providing energy — but we also see different views, different angles, we’re on the move, and movement is energy.

Now, sometimes we get stuck in what we’re doing and don’t have the time, but even a 10 minute walk around your office building, or going to buy a sandwich, can make the difference! And if you can’t go outside, try just taking the stairs up and down for few minutes — it’ll help!

4. Call a Friend

Most of the time when we feel down we hear a little voice inside our head and we tend to depreciate our self. Calling a friend, simply to hear a voice you love, is connecting to a different energy. It may only take a few minutes — talking about nothing specific and simply enjoying the presence of your friend — and his/her energy will flow around you! And if she/he isn’t available, leave a message, send an e-mail, and know that someone’s there for you.

Most of us don’t want to charge our friends with our issues, yet most of the time we’re very happy when we receive a phone call or a message from a friend. So, indulge a cup of love and friendship! It’s always there for you! And it’s free!

5. Look up at the Sky and Smile

Whatever the reason for your low energy, the sun’s always up in the sky. So, instead of looking down, raise your head and look up to the sky!

And smile. This is a wonderful journey! Even if some days we feel down, the sun’s always up in the sky. Smile! Smile with all of your heart! And if you don t feel like smiling, just force it for a minute, you’ll already feel like smiling for real after only a minute!

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