During quarantine and the beginning of the school year, I was noticing that I did not have much energy throughout the day. So I went online, as everyone does now, and researched ways to improve daily energy. I found a few websites with some recommendations on what I could do to improve my daily energy. I was able to narrow it down to two articles and took the advice that seemed the most do-able.

From the first article, the main recommendation I walked away with was to get more sleep. The more and better you sleep, the more energized you are throughout the day. There is a limit to how much sleep is beneficial without being counterproductive. The recommended amount of sleep you should get is around 7 hours. The article also recommended ways on how to fall asleep easier. The easiest one is the article said, “….you can try winding down from your day with relaxing behaviors before bed. This could be taking time to have a bath, reading a book, or getting into bed half an hour earlier than usual.”

From the second article, the most plausible recommendation for my current situation is to get more exercise. Because Swim season is starting up again, it is going to be no problem getting in daily exercise. Not only will I be reaching the daily goal but I will be far surpassing it. The article states that “Exercising 30 minutes a day for at least 3 days each week benefits all bodily systems while facilitating high-quality sleep, which in turn will increase energy levels.” After swimming for just one week I have noticed a significant change in my daily energy levels. 

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  1. Jessica 3 months ago

    Dear Seth,

    I am really intrigued with your post because I myself have had some trouble with feeling energized, especially during and after quarantine and the beginning of this school year. I found this post to be really helpful because I still struggle with finding ways to get through my day. One thing you said that stands out to me is: “There is a limit on how much sleep is beneficial without being counterproductive.” I found this to be especially interesting because I tend to oversleep a lot when I do not have to get up early in the morning. Because of this, I end up becoming more tired and groggy than when I would wake up on a normal day. I am a swimmer also, and your post reminds me of how I feel after I finish practice. I usually feel more lively and ready to tackle the day if I had morning practice. I also found that my sleep schedule has become somewhat normal compared to when I was not swimming during quarantine.
    Thank you for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think it is great how you look for ways to better each day and also how you gather this information for others to see and hopefully utilize.

  2. Madison 3 months ago

    Dear Seth,

    Your post “How can students stay more energized throughout the day?” was a really interesting read, especially because losing energy levels, in the midst of a pandemic, is a common occurrence for most students these days. The title immediately caught my eye, as a student myself, keeping up my own energy levels and staying on task is a constant struggle I face, alongside countless others I’m sure. One piece of your article I found interesting was the part in which you were speaking about the benefits of sleeping, yet also how “there is a limit to how much sleep is beneficial without being counterproductive.” For someone who doesn’t get much sleep, the idea that too much sleep can be detrimental to productivity was really interesting. This article was really captivating and a necessity in a time in which more and more students are struggling to keep their energy levels up, the stress induced from the pandemic only heightening these struggles. I look forward to reading more of your projects, especially because of the insight you offer in your writing! This post was very insightful and helpful, and I hope you continue writing about such topics!

  3. Katie 3 months ago

    Dear Seth,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. I had similar issues to you. I really could not keep my energy levels up at all. I was tired and drained almost every day. I found your article very useful. I think that in today’s world everyone is sitting on a computer all day every day and forgetting to get out and exercise. I noticed a similar change in my energy when I started exercising as well. Great post!
    – Katie

  4. Amy Da-Jeong 3 months ago

    Dear Seth,
    This article is very useful especially these days, because of COVID-19. Many people are taking online classes, and students get stressed out just by looking at the computer for several hours. I agree with you because I was also stressed out when our school used to make students take online classes. Right now being able to go to school, I feel less stressed out, because it made me exercise more, and I started reading books and taking bath every day. I love this post because this can inspire people to start making their habits to exercise and sleep well. I wish many people took a look at this to see what they can do to gain more energy in their lives!
    -Amy-

  5. Christine 3 months ago

    Dear Seth,
    Your post “How can students stay more energized throughout the day?” was amazing. Like you, I had the same problems how I didn’t have much energy throughout the day. Reading your post really inspired me and convinced me to start doing these things to help you gain your energy. I really like in the first paragraph of how you said getting more sleep is really important. I really agree because I feel like, throughout this online learning for students, a lot of them probably use a lot of their time using their devices and I think that strains a lot of their energy out. So getting time to sleep more and resting their eyes for a longer time would be really good. I also really liked how you gave simple but beneficial advice so people can actually use them by not giving so much effort during this whole pandemic! In conclusion, I really liked reading your post and hope you had fun writing it too!
    -Chrsitne-

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