Mid Afternoon Energy Slump

You may charge into the day full of energy. But by midafternoon a wave of sleepiness hits you. You find it hard to keep your eyes open, or you find yourself yawning. Many people experience these late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prevent them.

Here are suggestions for healthy ways to keep your energy flowing throughout the day :

  • Don’t skip breakfast.
  • Eat a healthy lunch high in protein and low in carbs/fat.
  • Stay fully hydrated.
  • Take an early afternoon walk in the sun.
  • Splash cold water on your face when you are starving to feel the energy slump.
  • Switch tasks to re-stimulate your brain.
  • Stand as much as possible.
  • Have energy boosting snacks like nuts, cheese. Avoid sugar.
  • Talk to someone.
  • Drink caffeine in moderation, like a cup of coffee or green tea, or drink a bottle of kombucha.
  • Wear bright colours to psychologically trick yourself into feeling more energised.
  • If you’re alone, take your shoes and socks off, and roll your toes in a circular motion.
  • Chew gum to stimulate yourself.
  • Take a 10-minute meditation break.
  • Declutter your desk, as clutter can mentally drain your energy.

Reference : https://thesecretyumiverse.wonderhowto.com/how-to/15-tips-get-you-through-your-mid-afternoon-energy-slump-0158774/

10 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked it Prakaash. A serious afternoon slump is more than just feeling like the day is getting long and a nap would be nice. It is marked with a profound sense of tiredness or fatigue that makes it hard to focus and may be accompanied by an intense need to sleep.

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  1. Lesley says:

    …. and try to avoid too many late nights! (I tend to write better through the night) πŸ˜€

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    1. GS says:

      Hahah yes many people love being creative at night because of less noise and distraction.

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      1. Lesley says:

        Exactly … and I get peace after hubby’s gone to bed. πŸ˜‚

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      2. GS says:

        Hahahahha

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

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  2. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    Good stuff. I do get that slump. Great tools that work.

    Thank you,

    Gary

    On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 11:33 AM Be Inspired..!! wrote:

    > GS posted: ” You may charge into the day full of energy. But by > midafternoon a wave of sleepiness hits you. You find it hard to keep your > eyes open, or you find yourself yawning. Many people experience these > late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prev” >

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    1. GS says:

      Yes they do Gary.

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