Stay Energized At Work

You may have read the stats. Workplace productivity is up and employment is down. That can only mean that fewer people are in the workplace but now they have to work harder and longer. No wonder so many people are always tired and sucking down coffee and energy drinks. Since there are still only 24 hours in a day you not only have to be more productive, but also maintain high energy and stay happy. Otherwise you’ll drag yourself down, end up a miserable, grumpy, scrooge, and take a lot of folks with you on the way.

Here are few simple ways in which you can stay supercharged at work :

  • Coffee – Caffeine is an energy booster, but wait two hours after waking for your first cup, and stick with one to avoid a crash.
  • Cut the Carbs – Researchers have found that salmon, kale, avocado, bananas, and nuts are the best energy-boosting foods.
  • Stay Hydrated – Keep a large water bottle on your desk to remind yourself to take frequent sips. Dehydration is one of the top causes for feeling fatigued.
  • Go Green – As little as five minutes in a park or near greenery can improve your mood and increase oxygenation in the brain.
  • Exercise – Powering through exhaustion with music isn’t just effective at the gym; science shows that our favorite songs trigger a rush of dopamine in the brain, activating your energy.
  • Break a Sweat – If you can squeeze a workout into your lunch break, it’s a definite way to stay at peak performance until the end of the day.
  • Take a Giggle Break – Multiple studies have found that laughter can improve overall energy levels.
  • Power Up with Pumpkin – Pumpkin seeds are rich in protein and fibre. They also contain L-tryptophan, and energy boosting amino acid.
  • Watch Animal Videos – Researchers have found that after showing a test group images of cute animals, their productivity soared.
  • Chuf a Shot – A shot of wheatgrass contains 70% chlorophyll, which is a superfood. its benefits are too many to count, but it works as an instant energizer without a caffeine crash.
  • Check Yourself – Stress can lead to fatigue. Take a minute to prioritize your workload. If you’re overwhelmed, just write a to-do list for the next hour and focus on that.
  • Energize with Oil – Try keeping a few essential oils on your desk for a spot of scent therapy. Lemon, orange, eucalyptus, grapefruit, peppermint, and cedar oil can help you feel revitalized.
  • Clean Your Desk – Take 10 minutes to organise your desk. A cluttered desk can lead to feeling overwhelmed, zapping more of your stamina.
  • Stand Up – Standing desks can help improve circulation, leading to extra energy and less painful neck cramps by the afternoon.
  • Just Breath – If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends for an important project, you’re probably exhausted. Studies have shown that mindful breathing can reduce stress.
  • Rest Your Eyes – Screen fatigue is real. Doctors recommend taking 20 second micro- breaks every 20 minutes to close your eyes, and take a break from the glare of your computer, giving your eyes a change to recover.

If you hate what you do then none of my suggestions and no amount of caffeine will energize you enough to grind out depressing work days continuously. Find a way to get paid doing what you enjoy. No need to make yourself and everyone around you miserable. Life is short and you are entitled to enjoy every day of it.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. This is so true Garima. Workplace eat most of our time, leaving us with little time to pursue other stuff. However, incorporating these simple and easy tips in our lifestyle I’m sure it will reap benefits.

    Thanks for compiling this !

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Manohar. I am glad you liked them. Your environment, schedule and situation impact you only in the colours in which you choose to paint them. If you change your frame of reference, your internal state changes too. Create goals and plan a path to the finish line. Change your daily schedule and you will find new thoughts emerging. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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      1. #MondayMotivation 🙂
        Thanks

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  2. I definitely need this information, very hard for me to stay motivated at work

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked it. We’ve all been there – those days when you’re having a rough morning, experiencing the post-lunch sleepiness, or hitting that 3 O’clock crash. Sometimes, it’s hard to stay energized throughout the work day and simply toughing out the tiredness or reaching for another cup of coffee isn’t always the best option. Instead, opt for some of these methods for staying energized. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. Hargun Wahi says:

    Good one! You have elaborated on many useful suggestions. And the ending para summed it up very well.
    Happy blogging!

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Hargun, I am glad you liked the tips. You can create the health, vitality, and happiness you desire and deserve. These powerful tips will help you stay energized and focused all day long. Additionally, by moderating your energy levels and maintaining optimal health, you may also be able to support healthy sleep patterns! When your body gets proper rest, it can better regulate energy levels throughout the day. It’s a cycle of energy your body needs! Thank you for stopping by my blog.!

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  4. This is so true. Too often we work past fatigue only to wear ourselves down. Taking those small breaks to recharge is essential to being more productive and happier at the end of a long day

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    1. Garima says:

      Hey, yes breaks are very important. For “think-work,” it’s the prefrontal cortex (PFC), the thinking part of your brain. When you are doing goal-oriented work that requires concentration, the PFC keeps you focused on your goals. The PFC is also responsible for logical thinking, executive functioning, and using willpower to override impulses. That’s a lot of responsibility—no wonder it needs a break! Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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      1. Thank you for teaching me something new with your response

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      2. Garima says:

        Anytime. Take Care

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  5. Please be at ease , like Bruce Lee say effortless effort , make work as worship , know how to keep your time table clean , love all

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Sir for sharing your wisdom. I like to use “effortless effort” when talking about how to meditate. It’s indicates that the art of meditation is not one of following instructions. It’s the art of allowing the mind to experience a natural state.

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      1. What is mind ? , why we Meditate ? What is Stress ? will like to know your Views , thanks

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  6. Great tips to cheer up for the work and the day!

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked them Mahendra. Having a set morning routine can help jump-start your day — it even works for billionaires. Both Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett prioritize sleep and aim to get eight hours per night. Oprah and Jack Dorsey meditate and exercise before starting their days. Thank you for stopping by today.

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  7. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    All great ideas! I have that 20/20/20 in my classroom. Every 20 min, look at something 20 seconds 20 feet away to reset the eyes.

    Doing it now!

    Gary

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    1. Garima says:

      That is wonderful Gary. You are the best teacher ever, always looking out for your student’s health.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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  8. immisciblethor says:

    I really like that giggle break option.
    I will follow it because I am not that much energised in my office except in lunch break 😉😅

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    1. Garima says:

      🙂 I am glad you will try. Laughter relieves stress and boredom, boosts engagement and well-being, and spurs not only creativity and collaboration but also analytic precision and productivity. Thank you for stopping by today.

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