As the days get shorter and colder, even the best of us can feel like we’re losing that pep in our step. Keep reading to find out some simple ways to beat that middle-of-the-day fog and regain lost energy.
Workout Midday Most people are aware that working out helps you alleviate stress and anxiety. However, instead of working out earlier or later in the day, try working out mid-afternoon. Studies suggest that working out at this time can increase your productivity—making the time away from the office worth it.
Stretch and Breathe Deep breathing from the diaphragm can help get your blood flowing and stretching helps reenergize your muscles and your mind to fight off any anxiety that may be creeping in.
Invigorate with Essential Oils Diffusing any citrus essential oil is shown to help uplift and improve your mood, while Frankincense, Peppermint, and Rosemary are beneficial in invigorating the senses.
Go Outside Simply breathing in fresh air for 20 minutes can change both your energy levels and mood for the better. It also means you get that crucial amount of sun exposure to keep your vitamin D levels up.
Eat Smaller, More Frequent Meals Food is most importantly our body’s fuel, and when you start to get hungry your mood and level of activity can quickly decline. To keep off hunger pangs, eat healthier, smaller meals more often.
Get an Aromatouch® The invigorating effects of the AromaTouch Technique essential oil application can help you re-center and reduce stress. Make sure to stay hydtrated before and after.
Stay Hydrated It’s important to keep water in your system, even when the weather is cooling down and you feel like you don’t need as much. Stay away from sugary drinks that can actually dehydrate you more.
Get a Good Night's Sleep Your body does a lot during sleep, including healing and rejuvenating. Be sure to get plenty of rest—for adults seven to nine hours is the recommended amount.
Take a Power Nap Taking a long nap might seem like the answer, but it really can set you back for the rest of the day and keep you from sleeping during the night. Instead, take a quick midday power nap of around 10–20 minutes.