Research has shown that the most common time for energy slumps is 2.16 in the afternoon, when workers feel drained and unable to concentrate.
Link your hands, push your arms out in front of you and then raise them above your head. Lift your shoulders up towards your ears and gently roll them backwards.
Extend your legs out in front of you and point and flex your toes. Hug your knees, one at a time, in towards your chest. Before you reach for the chocolate, try a few of these energy boosters instead.
- Mid-afternoon snacks
The energy boost of a sugary snack wears off quickly. instead, have fresh fruit, dried fruit or nuts, which are a healthy and long-lasting source of energy. If you must have chocolate, choose a few squares of good-quality plain chocolate. It contains less sugar and the richness means you need less to feel satisfied.
Hunching over a computer all day can leave you tired and aching. Take regular breaks, at least once an hour: get up, move around and stretch your legs. A few deep breaths and stretches will boost your circulation and also help to wake you up.
- Drink water
If you don’t drink enough water you’ll feel sleepy, be less able to concentrate and may get headaches. When you feel hungry you’re often actually thirsty. Don’t wait to feel thirsty to have a drink, as by then you’re already dehydrated. Keep a filled bottle of water on your desk, so that you’re more likely to drink regularly, and can see if you’re drinking enough.
- Acupressure points
Touching acupressure points stimulates the nerves and redistributes your energy. The most effective point is in the middle of the top of your head. Tapping it gently for two or three minutes will leave you feeling energised.
Rub your hands together briskly until they’re warm, then gently rub your temples in a circular motion. For extra effect add some essential oil or tiger balm to your fingers first.
- Changing work focus
When your work pile seems endless it can be easy to lose enthusiasm and slip into an energy slump. Breaking your ‘to do’ list into small, manageable tasks and taking a short break after each one will help you stay focused. Leave the simple jobs for early afternoon so you don’t have to concentrate too hard.
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