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What is the best way to stimulate a tired mind and body?

Between school, work, and social life, a typical day in modern society can be exhausting; sometimes from lack of sleep or just plain stress. I want to know what is the safest, most economical, most reliable, and effective method to feel energized and focused when sleep is not an option. Is it drugs (i.e. caffeine), focus games online (i.e. luminosity.com), certain diet, types social interaction, or something else?

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    Apr 6 2013: Hi Johathan,
    You are a young person, and you have a tired mind and body already??? Yikes!

    What do you mean "sleep is not an option"? Sleep is necessary for the human body/mind to heal, regenerate, and recharge. MAKE it a priority!

    What are you "stressed" about? There are situations in the life adventure, and "stuff" happens all the time. We can feel "stressed", and spend time and energy with that feeling of "stressed", or we can learn to manage and prioritize those things in our lives that are important to us.

    In my humble perception and experience in observing others, drugs and online games simply add more stress, because they do not enable you to take care of some of the priorities which you may be stressed about, and which might be more important.

    Sleep is important, good exercise is important....even if it's only a short walk every day.....walk or bike to where you need to go rather than ride in a car....take stairs rather than elevator when it's an option...be creative!

    Good healthy diet is important. We cannot expect to feel stimulated with a healthy mind/body if we are fueling it with junk food. Learn about what foods fuel and stimulate the body/mind, rather than deplete the energy.

    Spend time with people who are energized and share that energy with you, rather than with people who deplete their own energy AND yours (people who complain, moan and groan a lot, rather than making good choices for themselves).

    You have many choices in every moment of the life experience. Be clear with what you really want and make a sincere effort to follow through with your own plan. A "typical day in modern society" DOES NOT have to be exhausting, and if you make good choices for yourself, a "typical day" can actually create more energy......then you sleep well at night:>) Ask yourself how important the health of your body/mind is to YOURSELF, because every single choice you make impacts the body/mind:>)
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      Apr 6 2013: Thanks for your comment! Very well put!

      I guess most of my energy is consumed trying to keep up with school and extracurricular activities. I tend to overload myself, than end up regretting it later. I see what you mean about priorities, though. I might have to take some time to realign my own life. Thanks Colleen! :)
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        Apr 6 2013: You are welcome Jonathan....and thanks to you as well:>)

        Listen to your own words my friend...."I tend to overload myself, than end up regretting it later".

        Both "overloading" AND "regret" use up time and energy that can be used differently. Sounds like your solution is already in the works!!! It doesn't have to take a lot of time to "realign" your life....take small steps....make small changes, and your whole life experience changes:>)

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