That dreaded mid-morning slump can really put a dent in our productivity. You know what I mean — when it feels like the last ten minutes went on for hours. When you feel like you could nod off in your chair? If only you didn’t have a pile of work to get through! It’s not always a lack of sleep making you feel tired. There might be other reasons you struggle to stay awake.
If you find your energy is zapped way too early, don’t stress (or maybe that should be don’t stress more!). Today I’m sharing some easy ways to kick your energy up a notch when you’re at work.
Step away for 60 seconds
Taking a small break from your task gives you a chance to clear your head. A couple of deep breaths and a few stretches can help you to refocus your energy. A quick walk around the office can really get the blood flowing, boosting your circulation. This can help push more oxygen to your muscles and brain, which can help you think more creatively. It can also help your memory, making it easier to stay on top of your to-do list!
Eat an apple
Healthier than a cup of coffee laden with milk and sugar, an apple can help give your energy levels a boost. An apple gives you a natural sugar kick, which is said to provide the energy equivalent to a cup of coffee. Unlike your daily cup of joe, apples have carbs for extra fuel and are a good source of fibre. This helps your body absorb the natural sugar slowly, so you avoid the sugar high and crash you might get if you ate a chocolate bar.
Correct your posture
Poor posture can put extra strain on your muscles, joints and bones, which means they may require more energy to function. Bad posture can also affect your range of motion, so together these two problems can leave you feeling fatigued. Try to avoid slouching in your chair or leaning over your desk for long periods. Each time you get up from your desk, take a moment to correct your posture when you sit back down.
Drink plenty of water
We all know how important water is to our body. Without enough water each day, the flow of oxygen to your organs can be slowed down, leaving you feeling tired. Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can impair thinking and cause your muscles to become tired.
There are tricks to help you stay alert at work without resorting to another cup of coffee. Just like in other aspects of your life, staying active and eating well can help you feel better and get more done. Hope these tips help you next time you’re struggling!
Love, Kayla xx