In today’s busy and fast life, we spend many hours at work to be able to fulfill our essential needs. Deadlines, meeting, your boss’s orders and many more things you face in work make you feel really exhausted. And caffeine is always our first choice when we are looking for a boost of energy.
But although caffeine makes us feel better after consuming it, the more we load our body with caffeine and sugar, the harder we crash when it wears off. Thankfully, caffeine is not the only way to boost your energy levels. In this article, we share some tried and true tactics that will boost your energy levels when you need a boost most.
1. Take a cold Morning Shower: Cold morning shower can be an excellent start for an energetic day. You may prefer a warm shower but as you step out of the warm shower into a cooler room, the sudden drop in body temperature signals to your body that it’s time for bed. Your heart rate and digestion start to slow down, which make feel sleepy. Instead, if you really want to energize yourself, stand under a blast of cold water for thirty seconds and alternate to warm water for thirty seconds, then cold for another thirty. This will get your blood flowing and really wake you up.
2. Check Your Posture: Slouching doesn’t just make you look tired. It makes you feel tired too because it places excess strain on your back and hips; plus, when your joints aren’t properly aligned, your whole body has to work harder than it should. On the other hand, standing or sitting tall will improve the flow of oxygen to your brain, which increases alertness and attentiveness. So in a standing or sitting position, your head should be lined up over, not in front of, your body so that your ears are directly over your shoulders.
3. Stay Hydrated: Drinking adequate amount of water can make a huge difference in your day. Try drinking at least two liters of water a day and see the difference it makes.
4. Give Your Brain a Break: We always tend to skip breaks when we have deadlines to meet, thinking that this will make us finish them faster, but research shows that focusing on one task for too long eats up energy reserves and destroys focus. Employees who take regular breaks to do something non-work related, like talking to people or taking a walk, are more productive.