As humans, we’re all made up of energy.  In fact everything in the universe is made up of energy, all vibrating at different frequencies.  The higher your vibration, the more energetic you’ll feel and the better you’ll be able to deal with life’s challenges.

Our emotions really affect our energy, for example emotions like fear, anger and guilt are low frequencies, while love, joy and gratitude are higher frequencies and will make us feel naturally more energetic.  If low-frequency emotions aren’t processed in our bodies they can lead to blockages in our energetic systems.  Part of my work involves using reiki to help people’s systems clear energetic blockages in order to bring their minds and bodies into balance.

The low energies drag you down and can ultimately lead to illness if you spend a long time in those states, whereas the high energies make you feel lighter and can help boost your immune system.  The good news is that you can learn how to live in a higher energetic state.  Here are a few ways to increase your energy instantly:

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Go outside

The fresh air and sunlight will make you feel more energised quickly.  The longer you can spend outside the better but even just 10 or 15 minutes will help you feel more energised.  It can be tempting to stay inside when you’ve got a lot to do but if you make yourself go and get some fresh air you’ll find that you’ll be able to tackle your tasks faster when you come back because you’re feeling re-energised.

If you can get out into nature it will have even more impact – breathing in the air of a woodland or the ocean makes you feel really energised.  If you’re in an urban environment, you can still find a park or garden to walk in or a couple of tree-lined streets to get you as close to nature as possible. 


Put on some music you love and dance to it for a few minutes.  Don’t worry about what you look like, the important thing is just to do it and really move your body. 

A mini kitchen disco works wonders to re-energise you.  If you’re at work and can’t dance around, you can move about in another way – maybe do a few star jumps, run on the spot or just shake your arms and legs a bit to bring energy back into your body.


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Do something fun

It can be anything at all as long as it makes you happy.  When we get bogged down in responsibilities we forget to have fun but if we prioritise doing something we enjoy every day we become lighter and have more energy to face each day. 

It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it’s meaningful to you and makes you feel good.  It could be riding your bike, reading a magazine, baking, gardening, whatever brings you joy.  It doesn’t have to take long either.  If you struggle to think of something then think back to what you loved as a child.  You’ll usually find that what you loved then you’ll still love now.

It’s also worth taking a bit of time to sit down with a cuppa one evening or weekend and make a list of things you love to do.  Then keep your list somewhere handy – on your desk, a noticeboard, or the notes on your phone.  Then when you’re stressed and feeling low you can look at your list for ideas of what to do, and the things that will have the quickest impact for you.

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This might sound surprising but it’s something you can try right now.  Think about someone you love, maybe your partner, a child, your pet – it doesn’t matter as long as you love them.  See them in your mind’s eye and really focus on how they make you feel.  Chances are you’ll start feeling warm inside and maybe a bit fuzzy.  Love is a high vibrational energy so concentrating on the feeling of love has the effect of raising your vibration and making you feel more energised.  See how you feel now that you’ve placed on your attention on someone you love.

This is a technique you can use anytime, anywhere, and no-one will know you’re doing it. 


These are just a few quick energisers.  There are other ways to raise your vibration which take longer but also have a lasting effect.  You can read about some of them in my other blogs.