Are you falling asleep at your desk struggling to stay awake while scrolling through your phone for answers instead of working? Well say goodbye to coffee and energy drinks, and hello to productivity. These five energy boosters are not only simple, but most of them are free and extremely easy to integrate into your already busy lifestyle.
1. Get some sun
If you’re falling asleep at your desk, then maybe you should take a break and step outside. Just 15-20 minutes of your time soaking up some sunshine can drastically improve your mood and make you feel more awake. Did I mention that you’ll be getting some vitamin D too?
2. Think Green
Green tea can boost your energy and brain activity. It also still contains some caffeine so you won’t miss your precious cup of Joe too much. Eating greens can also boost your energy. Leafy greens contain iron. Iron is responsible for preventing conditions such as anemia that leave you feeling fatigued. If greens aren’t for you, then you could always try a green smoothie as well to achieve the same results. Thinking green is the way to go if you want to boost energy levels. Greens, beans, whole grains and tofu all contain high amounts of iron. Unhealthy foods that have a high glycemic index are harder to digest, and leave you feeling sleepy and moody.
3. Breathe Deeply
Take full inhales and exhales to boost energy. Start by slowly inhaling while counting to five in your head and gently tensing your muscles. Hold for three counts. Then, begin to exhale slowly for five counts relaxing and releasing any tension. Repeat two more times. Try this exercise two to three times a day to achieve optimal results. Completing this exercise will give your body times to rest and recharge.
4. Drink Water
Make sure you are getting your daily 64oz. of H2O. Dehydration causes fatigue. Steadily drink water throughout the day so that you avoid dehydration.
5. Listen to Music
Just one hour of listening per day can boost your energy and reduce fatigue. So, put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and tune out everything else for only sixty minutes.