Ever had a night out, partying until 5 am and having to work the next day? Or had a trouble falling asleep, staying wide awake and worrying about the important speech you had to deliver at the office?
If the answer is “yes” and you have experienced a similar situation, then you know the feeling. It's hard to drag through the day. Even your favorite job tasks turn into a chore. Because you're so sleepy...But there`re ways to boost your energy, even a little bit (other than drinking 10 cups of coffee that can make you irritable). Here's how:
1. Stay hydrated
If you're sleepy and grumpy, make sure you drink enough water. Hydration helps against exhaustion, so make sure you drink a few glasses of water. Add fresh lemon, lime or cucumber for more freshness and taste.
2. Exercise and take a cold shower
Moderate exercise or a walk will definitely make you more energetic and help you be more focused at work. Why not going for a brisk walk in the morning or riding your bike to work? If that's impossible, try incorporating more movement into the day – take the stairs whenever possible, do a few quick exercises at your desk or use the lunch break to take a walk in the park. Cold showers are also said to improve the blood circulation and your energy levels.
3. Eat good food
Yes, we know – it's hard to eat “good” food whatever that is, especially when you're so tired.
But fruits, lots of fresh vegetables, and protein-rich foods like nuts, fish, and chicken can actually help you feel better. The right supplements can also boost your energy when combined with a healthy nutrition and lifestyle. Yet, make sure you've previously consulted with a doctor or certified nutrition specialist.
Hope you managed to stay awake while reading this. Our advice might even help you avoid falling asleep at your desk and actually have a productive day at the office. Give it a try and let us know in the comments.