Caregiving can be really exhausting, especially when you have to take care of your loved one, in addition to working and caring for your own family.

If you are a caregiver, it is very important for you to take time for yourself and to get a good night's rest. Ask others to help you bear the burden of your caregiving.

That said, below are some simple tips to help to increase your energy levels so you can be at your best for caregiving or whatever you need to do today:


Research shows that a good laugh can increase blood pressure and heart rate, which can give you more energy for at least a short time. Wherever you can get a quick laugh, whether it is on TV or online or at a movie, laughing will help to perk you up, and improve your mood to boot.


Simply by taking a 10 or 15 minute walk when you feel tired, you will feel more energetic for as long as two hours. So although it might seem counterintuitive, go for a walk when you are feeling sleepy for a burst of energy.

See Red!

Did you know that looking at something bright red can increase your energy level? It has been shown that seeing bright red makes your muscles go faster and makes you work harder. Keep the color red in your sight to give you more energy all day long.

Chia Seeds!

If you don't like coffee or espresso, keep some chia seeds handy. These are packed with vitamin B, protein and fiber. They are a great pick me up without the jitters of caffeine.


If you are lagging during the day, stand in a doorway and reach up to the sides of the door frame. Push your chest out until you feel the stretch in your back and torso. Hold for 30 seconds. This will stimulate your nervous system and will energize both body and mind.

Work Out!

Sixty percent of all people in a recent survey felt more energetic after they had a good workout. Working out also reduces stress, helps keep weight off and improves mood.


Well, eat healthy foods! Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, boost mood and brain function.

Try these tips to increase your energy so you have more get up and go for your caregiving and other daily tasks.