1. Get up from your desk. Too many hours of sitting at your desk can sap your energy ... step away from your desk to grab for a quick walk around the office.
- Talk to somebody.
interaction can help wake you up while boosting your mood and your energy ...
connect with your coworkers.
- Stop slouching. Sitting up at
your desk, in an ergonomically friendly way, can make you feel more ready
to work ... slumping can dull your alertness.
- Crank up some
on some tunes that will get your heart pumping ... dancing might be taking
it too far, but you can at least tap your feet and maybe do a little figure
- Have a laugh. Laughter will
make you feel better mentally and physically ... the Internet is just one
of the great sources of humor available to you at the office.
- Do yoga. There are many
yoga positions that are designed to do at your desk ... improving the
energy flow in your body can help you feel more alert.
- Volunteer to
a co-worker can be good for the business, while, at the same time
giving you an energy boost ...
studies show that helping others gives the helper a sense of elation and
- Grab a high
Stock your desk with nuts, dried fruits and other healthy snacks ... they
can help restore energy and help you avoid the sugary or fatty snacks typically found
in office vending machines.
- Get some sun. Take a quick
break outside ... sunlight and
fresh air can help make you feel more awake (and even put you in a better
- Avoid co-workers
who are energy suckers. Every office as at least one coworker who is so negative or boring
that they just suck the energy right out of you ... avoid these people and
save your energy (and maybe your sanity too).
- Have a mint. The smell and
taste of mint is energizing to many people ... if it doesn’t work for you,
at least you'll have pleasant breath.
- Look at your accomplishments. When your in-basket is overflowing, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and start feeling down on yourself (and that’s exhausting) ... elevate your mood and your energy by thinking about all the things you have gotten done (as opposed to focusing on the daunting task ahead). This will improve your mood and give you the energy to go on.