We all know how it feels. It hits 3 p.m. and you can’t stifle your yawns anymore or keep your eyes from shutting. Don’t fret! We’ve done the research and found five ways to boost your energy when you need to be hard at work, and no, we’re not making you reach for another energy drink.
Have some healthy snacks on hand to keep you energised throughout the day. Snacking every few hours rather than eating three large meals a day will minimise feelings of fatigue as your body is receiving nutrients consistently. This way, your brain stays switched on. Opt for foods high in protein, such as a handful of nuts, trail mix, or some celery and peanut butter. Just remember to keep it healthy.
Getting sleepy? Why not hit the gym instead of the sack. Exercise is your natural energy booster as when you get moving, blood flow increases and oxygen is circulated to your heart, your muscles, and most importantly, your brain. Whether you want to squeeze a yoga class during your break, or take a quick 10 minute walk, you’re going to thank yourself later. If you do decide to break a sweat, coworking spaces like this have shower facilities you can use to freshen yourself up for the rest of the day.
You can’t think of energy boosters without having coffee on the list. Caffeine has been proven to increase alertness, aiding with productivity. However, too much can mean getting restless with no sleep at night. More often than not, your fatigue can be attributed to dehydration. Have a bottle of water with you wherever you go so you don’t forget to fit in your eight glasses a day! This space has filtered water readily available, as well as free tea and coffee, so drink to your heart’s desire.
Take a break
Have too much on your plate? Overworking yourself will lead to feeling drained and tired quicker. Remember to take a break and give yourself time to relax. Whether you want to go for a walk outside and let the sunlight and fresh air revitalise you, or hang out with some friends that can chat their way into waking you up, it’s crucial to have a rest. If you work at The Projects, a coworking space in Paddington, you can join in on the pub lunch workers have together every Friday. It’s the perfect way to boost those energy levels.
Stretch it out
If you’re short on time, some desk stretches could definitely be enough. Taking only a couple of minutes, it will leave you feeling more relaxed. You can take it a step further and do some yoga, something proven to fight stress-related emotions. This Wework coworking space has the perfect outdoor space to pull out your yoga mat and start stretching. You could even invite some friends along to join you and make it more fun.
The perfect space with the right amenities are essential to keeping you full of energy whilst you work. Take a look at the great coworking spaces listed on Spacenow and get to booking.