Staying Energized At Work
We have all had those days where work just seems to dragon and you find yourself drifting off at your desk and not wanting to finish your work. You may have had a rough morning, feeling sleepy after lunch or hitting the two O’clock crash. It can be hard to stay upbeat and roaring to go, but reaching for another energy drink isn’t always your best option. The fact that you are not energized enough at work could result in bad performance, bad reviews, a harsh tongue lashing from your boss and even termination. There are many ways that you can stay energized at work and making it last throughout the day.
So, how is it that you stay energized at work? Well, studies have shown that taking a 20-minute walk can greatly increase energy. You get your blood moving, take a time out to just think about things other than work and it just overall increases your mood. If you are unable to take a walk, do some stretches at your desk or use the stairs rather than the elevator.
Using the stairs will get our blood pumping just as much as walking. This will give you a quick boost of energy to continue through the work day. Another option, and something that everyone should be doing anyway, is to drink water. If you are dehydrated, you are going to lose energy. Grab a cold water and drink. A helpful tip is to put a straw in your water to encourage drinking. Not only does water help, but snacking does as well, good snacking of course.
Do not go for the candy bars, chips or anything of the sort. They will boost your energy, but only for a short time. If you want something that is going to boost your energy for long periods of time, try a healthy snack such as oranges, apples, yogurt or even dark chocolate. While snacking and drinking water, listen to some music. I have found that listening to music always helped boost my mood, especially when a song I really liked came on. Music cam be very calming and good for the soul. Keep the lyrics to a minimum though. If there are too many lyrics, it may distract you from your work. In between the snacking, music and water, take 20 seconds to stare off into space. Staring at a screen will make you tired if done for too long, it is also terrible for your eyes. Follow the 20-20-20 rule which is 20 feet away, for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes. This will give you a break from the computer screen to rest your brain and your eyes. Getting a good night of sleep is also helpful for feeling energized the next day, follow these tips for getting a good nights rest. Get a good routing going and shut down from the world for at least 6-8 hours.
Being at work for long periods of time is enough for anyone to lose energy. Drinking water, walking, healthy snacking, music and staring out into space will help you regain your energy to get your through that hectic work day. There is no better way to end your day than on a high and energized note.