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How to Beat Afternoon Fatigue (Say Goodbye to Your Mid-Day Slump)Published:
Do you ever have a super productive morning then lose all motivation by noon? When the midday slump hits, it hits HARD making it 10x harder to stay focused and productive. The good news is, we can fight that slump! Here are a few ways we manage to conquer that afternoon fatigue.
Fight that urge to close your eyes by going on a short walk outside or stretching! If you’re sitting at a desk all day, you likely have tension in your shoulders and upper back. Get up, roll your shoulders in circles, stretch up toward the ceiling/sky and wiggle your legs.
Drinking water throughout the day will keep you hydrated and focused at your normal level. Dehydration comes in many forms and even a slight case of dehydration can cause you to feel tired or slumped. Let’s start sipping!
Fuel your body with a healthy snack
Feeling tired or even hangry?! Getting some good-for-you food in you will help you feel good! Eating a protein packed snack or some leafy greens will give you the energy you need to push through that mid-day slump.
Get some natural light
Avoid working in a dim or poorly lit room after lunch time, especially if you’re feeling tired. Get some natural light by opening a nearby window if possible or take a 5 min break to walk outside.
Go to bed earlier
This sounds easier said than done, but getting a full night’s sleep will really help you power through your day. If you have trouble going to bed earlier, turn off your tv, phone, or any other electronics 45 minutes before your goal bedtime. The blue light from your electronics restrains the production of melatonin which controls your sleep cycle!