A lack of energy can seriously affect your concentration and productivity. The 3pm energy crash or the early morning half open eyes after a later night are very common amongst office workers, however all is not lost! There are a few ways that you can beat the office fatigue, just read our tips below;
Skipping breakfast, the most important t meal of the day can leave you lacking energy and feeling drained. Its important to stock up on fruit, grains and dairy to get your morning off on the right foot. Why not try a bowl of porridge with nuts, yoghurt or fruit? This is will fill you up till lunch time whilst giving you enough energy to last you up until lunch time. Eating breakfast is important as your essential nutrients and glucose levels drop overnight, so they need to be replenished in the morning for you to feel awake and full of energy.
It’s very tempting to reach for a caffeine fuelled drink like coffee when you’re tired, but this can leave you with less energy than you had before!
Drinking caffeine can often leave you with a caffeine crash later on, causing tiredness and lack of energy. Instead of drinking coffee why not swap it for herbal tea? Herbal teas can give you a long-lasting energy surge which will keep you going throughout the working day!
Keep yourself organised!
A heavy workload can feel over- whelming when you arrive at your desk in the morning, draining away all your energy before you’ve even started the day. It’s important to take five minutes to list your tasks for the day in order of importance, writing things down can make your day seem less stressful and intimidating!
Exercise increases blood flow, which leads it hyperoxygenation in the brain, helping you to have more energy and feel less sluggish. Try walking to your colleagues to ask questions instead of sending an email, or offer to do the tea round, anything to get you moving every half an hour. If possible, try to go on a short walk at lunch time to really get yourself revitalised for the afternoon!
Rest your eyes
Working at a computer and starring at a screen for prolonged periods can leave with screen fatigue, making you feel sluggish and heavy lidded. Its been recommended by opticians that you take a 20 second break from looking at your computer every 20 minutes. This will help with your energy levels whilst also preventing headaches.