Have you ever found yourself staring at your computer in the morning, trying to motivate yourself to get moving with everything you need to do? Have you ever found yourself so sleepy at two o’clock in the afternoon that you’ve drifted off at your desk? Do you struggle with keeping yourself motivated throughout the day, especially once you complete a particularly difficult task? You’re not alone. Most people struggle with wavering or low energy levels throughout the day. While a cup of coffee or a Red Bull can help you perk up, these are just temporary fixes. There are a few simple things you can do to keep your energy levels consistent throughout the day, allowing you to get more done and feel better while doing it all.
The most important and most obvious is to get enough sleep at night, When you are getting the right amount of sleep, you’ll be more energetic, but in addition to sleeping the appropriate amount, you should also avoid the snooze button. It may seem like a good idea to sleep for 5 more minutes, but that’s not really good sleep, and it may actually make you feel more groggy. Practice getting up when your alarm goes off in the morning — it can make a big difference in how you feel throughout the day.
Another little thing that can make a big difference in your energy levels is keeping your nutrition on track. When you eat well, such as having several nutritious meals throughout the day instead of having one or two big meals, it can help you keep your energy levels consistent. It’s also easy to boost your energy levels with sunshine and being outdoors, so if you need a boost, take a quick break to pop outside and take a short walk.
These are all simple and effective ways that you can boost your energy levels without also increasing your caffeine intake. If you find yourself dragging during the day on a consistent basis, you may want to consider implementing a few habits that can help you change your mood and outlook at work.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC