Did you just think of caffeine to get a burst of energy? Nothing wrong in that but let us tell you, there are other ways too that can help you stay energized and focused at work. And you don’t have to rely on caffeine all the time.
With so many day to day responsibilities, workdays can be hectic. Rushing to the office every morning, having post-lunch drowsiness, meeting deadlines, and crashing on the bed right after going home is like a daily story. And we all have gone through it. Thankfully, a cup of coffee is to our rescue but its effect stays only for a short span of time.
So, here are some innovative ways to ensure each day is filled with maximum energy and increased productivity at work:
1. Exercise. Exercise. And Exercise
Firstly, start your day with some physical workout if you want to stay active all day long. Take a brisk walk, jog, do yoga or workout in a gym. You can also do some brief exercises even when you are in the office. Say, doing squats in restroom or cubicle, taking a walk post lunch, stretching your body, or trying some breathing exercises on your desk. Whatever you like to do, just do it. You will feel fresh and your chances of crashing during office hours will be minimal.
2. Drink Like A Fish
This is a very popular phrase associated with alcoholic drinks. It means drinking heavily. Let’s replace these drinks with water. Increase your water intake in order to keep yourself hydrated. Because dehydration is one of the major causes of fatigue. Carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go. For women, the daily recommended intake is 2.2 liters and for men, it is 2.5 liters. Squeeze a lemon for a refreshing drink.
3. Plug-In and Play
Play? You can play sports if your workplace has a sports room. Nothing like it. But we meant plugging in your earphones and listening to a foot-tapping music. It will instantly bring that adrenaline rush inside you and you’ll feel the difference
4. Binge On Healthy Snacks
The lifestyle most of you are leading today isn’t healthy at all. Those mid-day cravings and binging on chips, candy bars, cold drinks, etc. might be a good idea to satiate your cravings. But it won’t help in staying active, rather it is unhealthy. So, shift to healthy foods and natural snacks. Have salads, apples, oranges, dark chocolate, almonds, and juices to get maximum and sustained energy. Sounds good?
Workdays can be stressing and can drain the energy out of you. If you want to change your tomorrow and make it more active and productive, you need to make efforts today to maintain an optimum level of energy. It will take you a long way. So, integrate these hacks into your daily routine and stay fresh every day.