UPSC Preparation: How to Have More Energy All Day Long?

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” – Anthony Robbins


The UPSC exam preparation can be a trying time for any serious IAS candidate. The long hours of study, the vast UPSC syllabus, the tight competition, the current affairs quotient in the exam – all this can lead to your feeling tired easily and before you know it, you lose the steam required to propel you towards your IAS goal. Feeling tired is natural. But not doing something about it when you are pursuing the IAS dream is akin to giving up on it. Read this article to explore ways by which you can have more energy all day long.

  • Watch what you eat

All food doesn’t increase energy. Certain kinds of food do while certain others can drain you of energy in the long run.

Things to take to boost your energy:

  1. Fibre (fruits with skin, veggies)
  2. Nuts
  3. Fish (containing omega-3 fatty acid)
  4. Whole wheat
  5. Green tea

Things to avoid:

  1. Processed food (since they contain excess salt, sugar, preservatives and fat)
  2. Foods high in carbs alone
  3. Alcohol
  4. A lot of caffeine (some coffee can give you energy but do not go overboard with it, it does more harm than good since you lose sleep)
  • Get the required shuteye

You will feel energetic if you get sufficient quantity and quality of sleep. After a good night’s sleep, you will feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning.

  • Exercise

Getting some physical exercise is also important because a light workout can recharge you. Do not overwork yourself since this can be detrimental to your goal which is to have more energy.

  • Know your limits

Know when to stop. Whether it is physical exercise or mental workout like in studying, know when to take a break. Our body is like a machine and it needs proper fuel as well as rest in order to function smoothly for a long time.

  • Avoid negativity

This can sound cliched but it is true. Being around positive people, thinking positive thoughts, and generally feeling happy contributes a lot to your feeling energetic. Your physical health is directly related to your mental health. So, be happy to feel fit and raring to go all day!

  • Share

    Doctors are slowly waking up to the idea of a correlation between good qualities like sharing, gratitude, etc. and health. Share your thoughts and also engage in community helping. Feel grateful to what you have. Count your blessings. All this will give you a surge in energy levels.

For more such articles and strategy on clearing the IAS exam, visit the BYJU’S free IAS prep website.

The UPSC will release their notifications for civil services exam for 2017 on February 22nd. Visit BYJU’S Website for the latest news on the notifications page.

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