If you’re chronically tired, here are five things you can do to boost your energy this week:

1️⃣ Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Put away all electronics at least an hour before you want to fall asleep. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet and dark. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday, even on the weekend. Regulating your wake and sleep cycles will have a profound impact on your quality of life.

2️⃣ Exercise everyday. You don’t have to crush yourself in the gym to reap the benefit of more energy. Go for a walk. Stand up from your desk every hour, walk around the office and do a few stretches. The goal is to move more often.

3️⃣ Drink half your body weight in ounces of water, everyday. Mild dehydration will slow you down significantly. Purchase a large water bottle, fill it up and drink from it throughout the day until you reach your goal. If you have a difficult time remembering to drink water, set an alert on your phone that reminds you every 30 minutes.

4️⃣ Supplement with electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium), especially if you sweat heavily. Electrolytes are important for muscle contraction, hormone balance, optimal cognitive function like memory and focus, and energy production.

5️⃣ Reduce your stress. Our society has a strange obsession with living a chaotic existence. We glorify doing more, staying busy and trying to ’one up’ other people. Take a deep breath and relax. Embrace boredom. Don’t trade your happiness and health for a paycheck. Because in the end, you’ll try desperately to buy your way back to good health, and by that point it will be too late.

Your energy is finite. This means as soon as you wake up, you have a limited amount to distribute. This is why it’s so important to establish personal values, set meaningful goals, have a plan, keep track of what you want to improve and guard your time fiercely.

🔥 Clarity and purpose will guide the direction of proper energy allocation.