4 Energy Boosters for the Workplace
1. Run away!
Sometimes the only way to boost your energy is to get away for a minute! Go outside. If that’s not an option, try walking up and down the halls or stairways. Take a quick walk, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, getting the blood flowing. It’s a great chance to clear your mind, wake up a little bit, and even start thinking about a problem or situation from a new angle!
2. Laugh a little, laugh a lot
Laughter. Nothing can wake you up like a good burst of laughter. A comedy routine on your mp3 player, a joke-of-the-day e-mail, whatever it takes. If your company policy allows, have a couple of fail-safe Websites you can check out. Personally, I love cuteoverload.com — I can NOT look at pictures of baby animals without smiling. And there’s just something about a smile that wakes you up! Taking five minutes a day on any work-safe Website or blog that you know will probably make you smile or make you laugh can completely turn your day around.
3. Drink more ...
Water. Drink more water! Dehydration is often the stealth cause of low energy — and every caffeinated beverage you drink to stay awake can make it just that much worse. So make a lot of trips to the water cooler and keep your water bottle or glass full.
4. Take a break — together
If possible, take a break with coworkers — not only is this a great way to boost energy, it can also be a fun way to get to know others and brighten up the day in general. A pack of ‘ice-breaker’ or trivia cards and five minutes once a day — or once a week — is a fast and easy way to brighten up the day. But don’t wallow together — mix up your conversations!
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I enjoyed reading your tips and look forward to the next newsletter. Nice work!!!
I follow through most all of the tips, but i have to practice a little be more the #2. Great job!!!
Most days I do a lot of sitting and because of my job responsibilities and health issues, I am too tired to exercise when I get home. Have any suggestions for health snacks and at the desk exercies. Did i mention that I am also hypoglycemic? Give it your best shot.
Helpful tips and ideas. Fresh thoughts as well. Thanks a lot!!
I really enjoy your newsletters; they are always filled with inspiring information. Keep up the good job.
I love these tips!!!!!
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