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Top 10 Ways to Feel Energized at Work
One of the best ways to feel energized first and foremost is making sure you have sufficient nutrition. Make sure your first meal of the day is nourishing. I believe in a healthy dose of vitamin c, iron and lots of vegetables. Eggs, meat and dairy are high in cholesterol and a plant-based diet is always better for many health reasons.
I love drinking Matcha green tea. It’s a super food that is high in minerals and vitamins, contains antioxidant properties and it gives you natural energy. It’s a far better choice than coffee (but I do like coffee in moderation). I prefer a cold green tea over ice in the morning and a hot cup before bed which can help with insomnia (decaf version). Green tea also helps curb your appetite and helps with weight loss due to the properties in it which increase your metabolism. .
Practice meditation. I meditate for 30 minutes each morning and shoot for an hour before bed. You can do this while taking a bath, resting on the cough with headphones, or simply sitting still. Having clarity and calmness quiets our mind and gives us a chance to focus on our breath and the present moment. I also meditate about my goals for the week and repeat positive affirmations which have helped me with my business.
Stretch and light yoga. For ten minutes every morning as soon as you stand up from your bed, stretch your arms, neck, back and legs. Get the blood flowing and move around. You don’t have to “work out” or break a sweat, but for a few minutes, give your body some love and stretch those muscles that haven’t worked all night. Blood flow and circulation increase will help energize you in the morning.
Every hour at work, I recommend you take a 5 minute break. Get away from the phone and computer. Give your wrist a break from the keyboard and your eyes a break from squinting at the screen. Disconnect from technology and walk around the building or a parking lot. Then you will feel refreshed and recharged to get back to work. So many people make the excuse that they are “so busy they can’t even take a lunch break.” I think disconnecting a few times a time helps us do our jobs even better when we give our brains a break.
After doing 1-5, now at work you should be feeling much more energized and ready to seize the day. If you feel tired around the 3 o ‘clock hour, a great pick me up is a fresh, pressed raw juice. Most neighborhoods nowadays have them at health cafes, Whole Foods Market or healthy grocery stores. Vitamins C, D, E and iron will do the trick. If you don’t have a juice press near you, a piece of fruit will give you the natural sugar and energy rush.
Continue stretching. At your desk, kick up your legs, rotate your neck around clockwise then counter clockwise, stretch your back, lift your shoulders up and down and repeat every hour or so. Keep blood flowing after sitting for hours.
Listen to music. For me, I love upbeat music and when I put on my earplugs, I start jiving to the music and it helps me block out distractions and other people’s conversations if you work in close quarters. A great tune gets me going and I enjoy listening to music while I work. It helps me stay focused and motivated.
Take your daily multivitamin. I take mine usually during lunch time and always feel better after a little vitamin b, which revitalizes you and helps cell function in your body.
As you get home from work, unwind and prepare for bed, make sure you get enough sleep. A good 7-8 hours will go a long way for the next morning so you can be at your best all day. Earplugs help me along with an eye mask. If you are a deep sleeper, afraid of missing your alarm, place the phone under your pillow on loud and vibrate. Your body needs a deep rest so if you haven’t had a good sleep in while this is the most important thing to do before a full day a work lies ahead.