Fighting mental or physical fatigue at work can be a losing battle if you don’t have the right tools. Both can affect productivity and your overall health. While many of us quickly reach for a coffee or energy drink, these aren’t sustainable solutions to the problem. GetVoIP outlined these ways to boost your energy at work naturally.
The main takeaways are:
1. Pay attention to your chronotype: Each of us has a specific chronotype that syncs the bodies internal clock. Tapping into this chronotype will help you take advantage of the most productive times of the day, and keep you aware of when you might need an energy boost to stay on track. There’s no reason to fight it if you are a night owl!
2. Start Strong: Drinking lemonade, eating a protein-rich breakfast and taking a cold shower have all been scientifically proven to get the day off right. If you are a coffee drinker, wait two hours after you wake up to get drinking.
3. Take breaks: Take micro-breaks every 20 seconds to close your eyes and reset to help prevent screen fatigue. Taking an even longer break to go get the blood flowing will help naturally increase energy levels. You can try working out or just a brisk jog.
4. Hydrate: Be sure to drink enough water. If you are a coffee drinker, it is easy to become dehydrated quickly and dehydration is the leading culprit when your energy is low. If you need caffeine, opt for green tea. It has less caffeine than coffee and is full of anti-oxidants.
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