Heat can be tiring; it can make you disoriented, sleepy, concentrating on something might seem impossible…But let me tell you there is hope to get back your energy! Follow my 5 tips and I guarantee you will feel better immediately; here is the answer to how to have more energy during the day:
1, Quick Shower
Have a short shower with a fresh, tingly shower gel (my favourite is Bodhi & Birch’s Mint Thé, because it has an amazing scent, leaves my skin silky smooth and it’s natural) use lukewarm water and eventually make it as cool as you can tolerate. The minty scent has an immediate refreshing effect, and the low temperature water speeds up your blood circulation.
2, Mini Massage
Did you know that we have several pressure points across our body, that can effect our energy and pain levels? Acupressure origins in traditional Chinese medicine and proved to help you stay more alert, energized and pain free. Read the detailed technique here!
3, Wet Towel
When there’s no A/C and the heat is unbearable, a wet towel can be your savior. Dampen a towel with cold water, and put it on the back of your neck-shoulder area for a short period of time, then wrap it around your wrist then ankles. As the blood in your veins passes next to the cool towel, it cools down making your whole system feel a bit better, and definitely more fresh.
4, Hot Mint Tea
Tea has wonderful effect on our bodies, especially herbal teas, such as mint. Hot mint tea is one of the most popular drinks in the Middle-East (I’ve had plenty while living in Dubai), they love it for it’s refreshing taste and it’s cooling effect. Yes, you’ve read it right; the hot tea has a proven cooling effect due to the raised body temperature and the increased sweating it causes. Read more about it here!
5, Diffusing Energizing Scents
Aromatherapy invigorates body & soul. Diffusing the right essential oils (choose only high quality natural oils, forget the synthetics) can wake you up, refuel your mind with positivity and your body with energy. What scents should you look for?; eucalyptus for cooling, lemon for all round energizing, peppermint for improved concentration.
What is your best trick to overcome the tiredness during the hot summer days?