The workday slump can be quite easy to fall into, especially post lunch. We can often find ourselves trying to keep our eyes open. As you begin to slouch down in your desk, you are not only hurting your productivity, but you are also hurting your posture. To get through the day with increased energy and mobility, here are five little things you can do to get you through the afternoon slump.
1. Sleep Well
A good night’s sleep is one of the most critical parts of your day! With a regular schedule and solid 8 hours a night, you can see more focus, more productivity, and an overall better quality of life.
2. Go For A Walk
Fresh air and a little movement can help you fight past the daily slump and get back on track to a productive and busy day. Plus any bit of regular cardio helps!
3. Start a Conversation
It can be quite easy to sit alone at your desk all day without merely uttering a word. By silently doing your work, your mind can often wander off and lack stimulation. With a quick conversation, you can begin to gain back some energy and get your mind back to focusing on the afternoon tasks at hand.
4. Get Up Often
It doesn’t have to be for long periods of time, but any burst of activity can help keep you alert. If communication can be done in person, instead of through email, get up and relay the message in person. This will give your muscles a good work out while helping to stimulate your brain.
Don’t forget to move in your seat! A few easy stretches can be all you need to feel re-energized and ready to go! A few shoulder rolls, along with deeps breaths are a great way to start. Do this for two minutes, and you’ll be prepared to tackle the rest of the day.
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