Energy Boosters if you are “Feeling Tired” Pt: 2 of 5
Today we will continue our “Energy Booster” series focusing on different “feelings” we may have throughout the day, week, or month. If you can relate… read on! If not, check back for the next 3 blogs within this series!
Power Nap. If you’re totally dragging, a short cat nap (20-30 minutes) will increase short-term alertness.
Do a downward dog. With your knees hip-width apart begin to walk your hands out on the floor in front of you. Spread your fingers and press your hands into the floor, fingers pointing straight ahead. Tuck your toes and lift your hips up, while keeping your knees bent, and stretching your head between your shoulders and your chest.
Have a cup of coffee. Within 15 minutes of consumption, this stimulant will provide a pick-me-up to get you through an energy slump. Grab a cup if you’re feeling especially tired. But.. don’t overdo it (it’s also dehydrating) or drink it too close to bedtime.
Try some peppermint. Whether you eat a peppermint candy or diffuse peppermint oil in an oil diffuser; peppermint can increase alertness.
Drink more water. Dehydration can make you feel fatigued. When the usual afternoon slump rolls around, skip the candy and the coke. Instead, walk to the water refill cooler and fill up one of your DIG bottles.
Try a cold shower. If you’ve ever had your shower water run cold unexpectedly, you know how it feels to be awake really quick. Snap out of it with a cold shower.
Wake up and do what you love. Start your day doing whatever you enjoy the most. It’ll give you more pep in your step when you first wake up. You may even start looking forward to mornings!
Get up more often. If you sit too long at your desk, your energy decreases. Blood flow slows down, and your body feels like you’re going to sleep. Stand up. Stretch. Move your body, and your energy levels will go up. Try out the “12 days of FITmas” with your department!