Have you ever had one of those days where you feel sluggish and sleepy once the afternoon rolls around? You are not alone. It can be a killer for your drive and productivity, especially when you have important things to be done. What can you do to stay on track, even when you do not feel like it?
Let’s take a closer look at some ways to power through mid-day slump and regain your focus.
Stretch it out
Moving your body around and having some fresh air can help you to stay awake. Even a few minutes of stretching or light exercise will help increase your blood flow, while also loosening any tense muscles.
Listen to music
Listening to music can enhance alertness and help you feel more energised. Consider songs without lyrics for minimised distraction. If you are working in an office environment, you can use headphones to avoid disturbing your co-workers.
Dehydration can make it difficult for you to concentrate at work. Keep sipping. Caffeine may provide a short boost in energy. Drinking water, on the other hand, is much healthier and, of course, more effective at boosting alertness.
Take a break
Sitting at your desk for too long can make you inclined to snooze. Take five to do something else besides work. Taking a brisk walk can stretch your legs, and give your eyes a break from staring at the screen.
Having healthy meals during the day can maintain your blood sugar level all day long which gives you the right natural energy. For a better choice, consume foods that have a healthy combination of protein and complex carbohydrates.
Get a B vitamin boost
B vitamins are a group of nutrients that play many important roles in your body. As the building blocks of a healthy body, these fat-soluble vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function and cell metabolism.
While you cannot banish the afternoon slump entirely, you can take steps to boost your energy and focus you need to stay productive at work.