Since energy levels affect productivity and performance, it can be difficult to stay energized and alert at work, especially if you are performing tedious tasks. Therefore, below, we have highlighted a set of activities or set-ups that can help you to stay energized at work all day.
Light Up Your Workspace
Apart from stimulating your body and mind, bright white light improves worker satisfaction and productivity. The science supporting this is that natural light helps regulate the body’s natural circadian rhythms (sleep-wake schedules). Additionally, good lighting reduces issues such as headaches, eyestrain, and blurred vision. On the contrary, less natural light can contribute to increased fatigue.
Stretch Your Legs and Body
Stretch your legs and body after every hour to give your body an energy boost. Apart from facilitating a mini-break, stretching boosts energy by circulating blood throughout your body. Furthermore, tight muscles can cause poor posture, especially the back and hips. Since many people spend at least a portion of the day sitting at a computer, they can prevent developing back problems by stretching the pectoralis, upper trapezius, and hamstring muscles.
Take Short Breaks
Take short breaks in the mid-morning and the afternoon. You can engage in something you enjoy doing such as going for a walk or any other small physical activity. Indeed, the short breaks help to circulate your blood and push oxygen to your brain. Additionally, it promotes relaxation, eases stress, and boosts your energy at work.
Boost Your Energy with a Healthy Snack
For sure, healthy snacks improve your general well-being and make you more productive. Moreover, they improve your cognitive and brain function, especially those rich in omega-3 fats. Furthermore, healthy snacks such as apples, boiled eggs, yogurt, nuts boost focus. Therefore, having a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack will help you remain energized.
Furthermore, ensure that you drink water as you work. Drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day to efficiently hydrate your body. Dehydration leads to fatigue as it impacts the flow of oxygen to the brain and causes your heart to work harder to pump oxygen to all your bodily organs.