How is your energy level? Do you make it through the day without nodding off to sleep or do you find that you need to use toothpicks to keep your eyelids open? Or, do you find that you need regular stimulants just to get through the day? What effect does your personal energy crisis have on your personal and professional life?
Here are a few ideas to help you fuel your tank and keep your energy level up:
- Get up and move. Research shows that sitting at your desk for an extended period of time is not good for your mental and physical condition. Every 20 or 30 minutes you should look for an opportunity to at least stand up, stretch and even go for a short walk.
- Eat energizing food. Fruits and nuts provide sustainable energy. And, eating large meals can make you feel drowsy and lethargic. Eat small portions more often.
- Take power naps. Research shows that even 15 minutes to shut your eyes and relax can make a big difference. Don’t be afraid to find a quiet place for a quick power nap during the day.
Having the energy to accomplish those things that are important to you is vital. Be sure to take care of YOU and don’t burn out.
Contributed by Todd Musig, Productivity Practice, FranklinCovey