You just had your lunch and your body is really pulling you off to sleep. Your eyes are drooping; the more that you force them to open the heavier they seem. How you wish the clock would tick faster so that you could go home, and rest. But the clock does not cooperate. You feel like it is slowing down. You’ve got piles of work to do but how can you get your work done if your energy level is low? Tired at work? Take it easy mommy, drive that feeling away! Here’s how!
1. Be “Intrinsically” Motivated!
Having an extraordinary energy to work most of the time comes from being “intrinsically motivated” to do it. If you are “intrinsically motivated”, you’re always glued to all the positive reasons to stay alert in your workplace. For example, a teacher is motivated to work because she finds meaning in what she does- to mould young minds, a doctor– to save lives, while a carpenter– to shelter the homeless. To stay motivated, it is then necessary to know the essence of your work.
2. Go to an Island Alone
After hell days of work, give yourself a quite time. Go to any place and be temporarily detached with your busy world. Try to watch the chirping birds and the splashing of waters alone. Experience the sunset and the falling of rain alone. Know that in your moment of solitude, you’ll realize that life means more. In that way, your mind is decluttered, your heart is rested, and your body energized.
In life, we all need private moments. After a busy work load, we have to schedule a personal vacation. Everyone needs time to rest and be alone. The teacher needs to b alone to find inspiration, the engineers to reconstruct themselves, the bishops to pray and you, to rest. You need time to pause. And to energize yourself.
3. Sleep Well
No matter what you do, if you don’t get enough sleep, your body will surely react violently. Getting enough sleep at night is crucial to stay healthy and alert the following day. You need at least six hours of sleep to meet your body’s daily demands.
3. Eat Healthy
To keep your body energized, you have to nourish it with the right kind of food. Carbohydrates are the primary sources of energy. They contain enzymes responsible to keep energy level high which will make one feel energetic, enthusiastic and always on the go. Eat the right amout of cereals, rice and bread. You also have to remember eating your fruit and vegetable since these contain micro-nutrients and phyto-chemicals that are beneficial for your body’s metabolism.
5. Plan Tasks Ahead
One primary cause of energy loss is stress. When one is stressed, he/she tends to be disorganized, unmotivated and feel tired. Workers usually feel stressed when they have missed deadlines and are loaded with piles of work. These make it necessary to make a work plan.
In your work plan, include the issues that you need to resolve, the tasks that you need to accomplish and goals that you need to accomplish. Set the big rocks and small rocks in your workplace and make sure to work ahead of your deadlines. This strategy will greatly improve work performance and will make you feel happier and stress-free!
6. Master the Art of Power Nap
What should you do when the day drones and you still have lots of work to do? You have done several measures to keep from drifting off to sleep but you really can’t help it. The solution is simple: take a nap!
A nap can bring your body functions back. This makes you feel refreshed and energized. Just master sleeping for 10 to 15 minutes so your attention will not be called by your boss! It is also necessary to keep in mind that you can only do this during break time.
7. Armour Your Drawer with Chocolates and Coffee.
Although chocolates and coffee are just artificial stimulants that give sudden energy spike, they are usually the readily available source when immediate alertness boosters are needed. Just keep in mind to drink lots of water after drinking coffee or eating chocolates since these are diuretics.
You can also use chocolates and coffee breaks as motivations: eat and drink after accomplishing targeted outputs. With it, you will stay alert as you have something to look forward to while working.
8. Indulge in Exercise
Walk around in your workroom once in a while to make you not feel sleepy. This kind of simple exercise will enhance your mood by releasing the ‘feel good’ chemicals called endorphins which increase energy levels. Also, find time to go to the gym or workout at home before or after your work hours.
9. Stay Away from Draining People
Naturally, there are just ultra negative individuals who rant all the time to release their bad energies and if you happen to be with them always, those bad energies will certainly be transferred to you. Is there anyone in your workplace who drains your energy? If yes, keep distance from that person immediately.
10. Maintain a Positive Attitude
A negative work attitude creates a vicious cycle that sips in positive energy making everyone feel tired at work. If you’re that draining person previously mentioned who is famous for being moody, sarcastic and full of awful rants, try something new.
Be a force of positive attitude in your workplace. In that way, your co-workers will benefit from your infectious positive outlook in life thus you’ll create a happy and energetic workplace! Soon you’ll get noticed by your bosses and who knows, you might be chosen to lead your group for being that person who is positive, “intrinsically” motivated to work, and always-on-the-go! Good luck and love your job!
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