20 Ways to Improve Your Energy at Work
We’ve all experienced those moments during the day when our energy levels are drained and we can’t keep ourselves focused on our work. As well as hindering our capacity to take on our tasks effectively, low energy can have a detrimental impact on our ability to form strong working relationships with our co-workers and clients.
There are a number of reasons why low energy can suddenly hit you at any time of the day, and it can differ from person to person. For example, some people’s circadian rhythm leads to a drop in energy levels at certain times of the day, or an over-reliance on caffeine can lead to sudden crashes.
Whatever the reasons are, it’s always wise to adopt a personalized approach to tackling your energy problems that revolve around your unique needs. GetVoIP created an infographic that outlines the best ways to get more energy at work.
Thankfully there are plenty of ways an individual can raise their energy levels and keep them stable throughout the day.
One of the most effective ways to boost energy is to get your blood circulating through your body through exercise. Whether it’s a quick brisk walk in the morning or a trip to the gym, exercise can increase the flow of oxygen to your brain and eliminate feelings of fatigue. If you find it difficult to fit a trip to the gym into your daily schedule then something as simple as walking home or getting off the bus a stop early will still do wonders.
Bask in the sunshine
Sunlight is known to bring many benefits including elevating mood and regulating hormones. Sunlight also sends a signal to your body that it’s time to wake up, consequently boosting your energy levels. Even something as simple as opening up the curtains when you wake up can reap significant rewards moving forward in the day.
What you put in your body is a key part of maintaining healthy energy levels. When it comes to snacking, unfortunately, many people pick the easy option and go for a tasty, high-fat snack which will lead to an energy crash later in the day. Healthy snacks like nuts and seeds can slowly release energy and ensure you don’t suffer from a drop in energy later in the day.
Clean up your workspace
Studies have shown that messy desks can have a detrimental impact on energy and productivity levels and can lead to less clarity and calm. Take a few minutes each morning to clear up any mess on your desk and see how your mood and energy levels elevate.
Understand your chronotype
Your chronotype is the way your circadian rhythm is set to manage energy levels throughout the day. There are four main chronotypes – dolphin, lion, bear and wolf – which each govern how much energy you feel at different times of the day. For example, a lion enjoys strong energy levels soon after waking up, while a wolf doesn’t peak until the end of the day. By identifying which chronotype you are, you can devise a system that works in harmony with your circadian rhythm to get the most out of your day.
About the author: Reuben Yonatan is the founder and CEO of GetVoIP. Reuben is also a contributor to Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, BizCommunity, as well as other popular publications.