We’re all familiar with the walls that we can sometimes hit throughout our workdays. The afternoons when our energy just runs low, and we need a little pick-me-up to re-energize and get us through the day or the rest of the week.
Re-energizing yourself isn’t that hard, and it can be beneficial to your overall health, as well as career success. In a world that constantly encourages us to go-go-go, here are a few tips on how to take it slow it down – and breathe.
Tips to Re-Energize
- Tip #1: Take a Break
We know that working through your lunch break is the new black, but that doesn’t mean that breaks throughout the day aren’t necessary. Taking a short 15-minute step away from your work can give your brain time to rest and reset.
- Tip #2: Try Some Tunes
Music, especially classical, is known to get your brain going. If classical music doesn’t really do it for you, just listen to whatever gets your body going. Having a playlist for work can help you get in the zone (work smarter, not harder), and we recommend Spotify so you can access that playlist from anywhere – whether you’re working from the office, home, on the road, or on your laptop in the local coffee shop.
- Tip #3: Be Positive
Surrounding yourself with positive people and not allowing negative thoughts to enter your mind will also give you a renewed sense of energy. Complaining, or listening to others complain, has been shown to have an actual negative impact on your brain.
- Tip #4: Try a Change of Scenery
It’s amazing how changing where you do what you do can automatically give you a new boost of energy. One of our favorite things to do when we’re in a bit of a writing slump is to move our computer (and ourselves of course) outside. Taking in all the sights and sounds that we miss in the office makes us feel refreshed.
- Tip #5: Get Some Sleep
It’s a simple thing that we all do daily, but a lot of us underestimate the correct amount of sleep that we need in order for our bodies to be able function correctly. Forgoing sleep so that you can continue working may seem like a good idea at the time, but do it consistently and it’s only a matter of time until your body lets you know you’ve been mistreating it.
- Tip #6: Reward Yourself
Setting goals is important to continue your personal growth – as well as tackling your to-do’s at work. When you set these goals for yourself, also define rewards for yourself. Having something to look forward to can help you power through work and get everything done. Not only is there light at the end of the tunnel, there’s something exciting to look forward to – whether it’s a vacation after you finish a 3-month project or simply a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Do you have any tips to re-energize that have helped get you back on your feet? Feel free to share them in the comments below!Published in