It’s a fact of life. Most of us have hit that afternoon slump where our bodies begin to drag. Not today! Try some of these invigorating tips to get your body out of the drowsy doldrums.
1. Nutrition Attention
Proper nutrition is the fuel that keeps our bodies going. To maintain your energy throughout the day avoid sugar (especially early in the morning); eat a high protein, low carb breakfast; drink plenty of water and snack on mixed nuts (rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber).
2. Sleep Right
A regular sleep routine that includes a healthy amount of sleep (between 7 and 9 hours for most adults) will help you avoid running out of gas in the middle of the day.
3. Use the 20 20 20 Rule
Generally recommended to alleviate eye and neck strain, this rule can also help re-focus your mind and body. The rule instructs that every 20 minutes you look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Try it out with the help of a timer.
4. Get Outside
Don’t spend your days cooped up in a cubicle. Your body craves the outdoors, and literally needs sunshine for optimum health. Getting outside, even for a few minutes, will boost your mood and energy.
5. Move Around
Exercise boosts your blood circulation to your heart, brain, and muscles. Take a few minutes to occasionally move around your office, do some jumping jacks, squats, or brisk walking and you’ll feel the difference as soon as you sit back down at your desk.
6. Open the Blinds
As mentioned earlier, our bodies crave sunshine. Even if you aren’t outside, let some sunshine into your office, and take a moment to enjoy the view.
7. Hang with High-Energy Friends
Find the people at work who lift your spirits, and spend time with them. Grab a quick coffee, or a mid-morning bite to eat. Emotions are contagious, and you may find yourself in a much better mood after some time with a positive person. On the flip side, avoid (as much as possible) office mates who suck the life out of you with their negativity.
8. Watch that Posture
Are you slouching as you read this? If so, straighten up! According to research, slouching can lead to feelings of depression (and depressed energy levels). Sit up straight to maximize the good vibes all day.
9. Take a Cold Shower
Cold showers are known to increase alertness and improve circulation, among many other benefits. Try a cold shower in the morning before work, or, if you’re at the office, splash some cold water on your face for a quick pick-me-up.
10. Sniff Some Energizing Scents
Whether you use citrus soaps in the shower, or sniff a lemon or some peppermint at work, certain scents can quickly help you feel more energized. Work your favorite energizing aromas into your daily routine.
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