We’ve all felt it. That tired feeling, low energy, and sluggish. It happens throughout the day, and for many, it happens right after lunchtime. When your belly is full, and you’re feeling tired, here are a few tips to get through that afternoon slump.
Tips to Get Through the Afternoon Slump
Choose a protein for lunch
Eating carbs, like bread and pasta, for lunch can influence our energy levels negatively. However, eating protein, including salad and tuna, can keep your energy up when you need it most.
Do clerical work
When you’re feeling tired between the 2 pm and 3 pm hour, that is not the time to attempt an work activity that requires a lot of effort and concentration. Listen to your body (and your brain) and utilize this time for easier work that is still necessary. Clean out your inbox or clean up your desk and you will still be productive even when you aren’t feeling it
Stretch or exercise
You don’t have to get crazy, but getting up from your desk to stretch or take a walk might be the exact thing you need to get energized for the rest of the workday.
Eat the right afternoon snack
Consider eating a piece of dark chocolate or, and even better, a snack with some protein. Think raw vegetables.
Break out into song and dance
Sometimes, all you need to get going again is a moment dancing to a high-energy song you love. This activity works even better when there are other people around to join in on the fun before getting back to work.
Next time the sluggish afternoon feeling hits, keep these tips in mind and don’t be afraid to have a little fun to get you through the rest of the workday. If you are interested in learning more about having fun working for yourself, marketing products you love, talk to Alan with AdvancingWithUs.