“There are days when you give up. And there are no words, no music, no strength … “. Even taking into account the figurativeness of these lines from the song “The Time Machine”, similar feelings arose in everyone. When you literally fall asleep at work, trying to refresh yourself a little with strong coffee. When you return home tired and buy an energy drink, there are also other things that need to be done in time. How healthy is it? The question is rather rhetorical. Therefore, in this article we have collected recommendations on how to stay energetic throughout the day, using the characteristics of our body and natural remedies.
So, to cope with sleepiness and energize your body when needed, you can use the following tips:
Correct organization of the day and employment
Get enough sleep at night
Everything is obvious here, but it is the simple truths that are most often forgotten. The best way to feel refreshed in the morning is to get enough sleep the night before. How many hours of sleep you need – 6, 7 or 8 – depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. But, if you sleep less than 6 hours a day, you will gradually feel a lack of sleep, and this negatively affects your well-being.
The body continues to remain relaxed after sleep for some time, and in order to wake up faster, you can do a little exercise, then wash with cold water or take a contrast shower.
Plan your day
This will allow you to concentrate on performing important tasks and avoid those that simply “steal” your time, destroying your energy reserves.
Don’t skip meals or overeat. In the latter case, your body will spend energy to cope with the digestion of the food received and you will not be able to work fully.
Practice cat nap
“Cat’s Sleep” is a 15 minute nap in the afternoon. The bottom line is that during this time the brain has time to “reboot” and rest. And then work more productively. Of course, not everyone has such an opportunity, but that method is worthwhile.
Be in the fresh air
In warmth, the processes in our body slow down, which makes us feel less vigorous and often cannot, if necessary, quickly gain the momentum necessary for work. So don’t spend your entire lunch break in a cafeteria or cafe – take a walk down the street. You can go up to an open window during work and stay near it for a couple of minutes – oxygen will definitely be useful for brain.
Move more often
Get into the habit of spending a couple of minutes warming up at the end of each hour: get out of your chair and walk around the office. Also, prioritize stairs over the elevator.
Watch your posture
Improper placement at the desk affects the ability to concentrate.
Start your day by solving a difficult problem
Use your as-yet unexploited energy reserves to solve important problems first. The brain will get used to the stress, and everything else will seem simpler.
Complete the business you have started
This will serve as an excellent impetus and motivation for further achievements.
Eat less, but often
So, firstly, less energy will be used to support digestion processes. Secondly, the body itself will receive nourishment more often.
Avoid sugar and sweets
The so-called fast carbohydrates cause high insulin levels in the blood, which can make you feel tired.
Prefer whole grains
Complex carbohydrates take longer to be processed by the body and therefore energize it for longer, making you feel more invigorated.
Eat lean meats and fish
They do not increase blood sugar, which ensures an even flow of energy, and they also feel full for longer.
Try replacing coffee with mint tea, which is quite refreshing. Mint chewing gum will also be useful in focusing attention and improving performance.
Don’t forget about vitamins
To stay vigorous and energetic throughout the day, you need to take care of the intake of the right amount of vitamins. Especially C, D, thiamine, riboflavin, B12, as well as pantothenic and folic acid.
Drink plenty of water
Dehydration leads to a decrease in blood volume and, as a result, constant fatigue. It is also beneficial for the normal course of metabolism and the release of energy from food.
Pick up herbal supplements
Many people claim that, like mint, ginseng, eleutherococcus, lemongrass, mate are good at invigorating. Use not dietary supplements, but the product itself.
Pull your earlobes down
If you massage your earlobes in this way for a short time, you can get rid of drowsiness.
Run your tongue over the palate
Not very pleasant, but also especially ticklish, right? But the signal from the nerve endings almost immediately reaches the brain and contributes to concentration.
Massage your neck
Pay special attention to the top by pressing with your fingers where the neck meets the head.
Do a short breathing session
5 minutes will be enough. You can start with the simplest exercise: concentrate on your breathing, breathe deeply, mentally counting on inhalation and exhalation to four. This practice will fill your circulatory system with oxygen and invigorate.
Many essential oils stimulate the brain, making you feel more energized. These include: citrus, bergamot, cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fir, ginger, pine, rosemary, basil.
Turn on the light
When you have work to do, never sit at dusk. The brighter the light, the more active your brain is.
Listen to music at a high tempo
If it doesn’t distract you, make a special playlist with “catchy” songs and listen to it every time you want to cheer up.
A surge of positive emotions energizes, therefore, after watching videos with funny animals, you will relax for a while and restore the balance of power a little.
Change your socks
Quite frankly, the trick is weird, but it works. And if you change your socks to fresh ones in the middle of the working day, a surge of vivacity is guaranteed.