3 Tips for Having More Energy at Work

3 Tips for Having More Energy at Work

One of my biggest struggles, especially as the year comes to a close, is finding energy for the last stretch. With Christmas buying, planning and trying to get caught up for my days off, it can feel really overwhelming. There might be some simple mistakes that you’re making that are impacting your overall energy and productivity levels. Perhaps you’re not being active enough during your free time, or perhaps you’re letting your hydration slide and wondering why you’re feeling so lethargic. If you’re suffering from low energy levels or just wondering what you can do to give yourself an energy boost, keep reading for my top 3 tips for having more energy at work.

Move Your Body
One of the most important things you can do to improve your energy levels is to get more active. You can do things like buying an activity tracker and aiming for at least 10,000 steps every single day. This can be a great motivator, especially when you have an office job. But another great way to get more active without feeling like you’re grinding away on a treadmill is to get a pair of roller skates. There are so many fun things you can do with roller skates and if you have kids this can be a great activity to do together! You can even use your roller skates as part of your daily commute, using them to get to the train, bus or whatever transport you use to get to work each day. That way you’re already starting your day with lots of feel-good endorphins floating around your body.

Get Hydrated
Do you drink enough water? Probably not! But even if you do, drinking plain tap water isn’t the best way to hydrate. I find that what works for me really well is just adding a pinch of table salt to my glass of water. I don’t notice it at all, but I definitely do notice the added hydration benefits. First thing in the morning I also try to remember to have a glass of water with a big squeeze of lemon juice in it and a pinch of salt. The lemon juice does wonders for my digestive system, and the salt helps me feel more hydrated right away. Carrying a large water bottle around with you all day will also encourage you to be more hydrated.

Plan Your Day
Making a clear plan for your day is really important as it means you’ll know what to focus on from the moment you get in the office. I personally find that procrastination negatively impacts my energy levels. If I spend too long thinking about what I should do or trying to make a plan when I’m sitting down to work, it really eats away at my energy levels and my concentration. I actually try to plan my day the night before so when I wake up I already know what my most important tasks are. I try to focus on what would make me feel the most successful if I get it done.

These trips have helped me take back control of my energy levels and help ensure that I’m feeling my absolute best.