5 Essential Tips for Staying Energized at Work

Employee health in high pressure environments

Summer vacation is still in the back of our minds as we head back to work. For most people, getting back into the rhythm of work takes some getting used to. How can I get through the workday without excessive snacking? What is the best thing to drink? How to avoid the lunch slump? Whether you work in an office full-time or work from home (part-time), this article will help you stay energized at work. Here are 5 tips. 

1. Drink Enough

Is your desk full of empty cups and mugs at the end of the day? You’re not alone; most office workers drink an average of four cups of coffee a day, and sometimes more. Not to mention the energy drinks that sometimes get pushed back. Caffeine boosts your energy, but it lowers it just as quickly. Additionally, you may experience restlessness, headaches, and palpitations. It’s no surprise that water and tea are good for your health. Drinking enough water can help you concentrate and keep your energy levels high.

2. Watch what you eat

Do you regularly eat greasy snacks from the canteen or do you prefer to have long lunches? And you know the infamous after-lunch dip? Probably. A good way to deal with this is to eat several small meals a day. This keeps your digestion busy and doesn’t have to do too much at once. Choose healthy snacks and lunches consisting of fruit, yogurt, nuts, and vegetables. Additionally, homemade food is generally better than buying something straight from a vending machine. It can be a pain, but it’s worth preparing your meals the night before. Eventually, you will have enough common sense to know what to eat and what not to eat. Having five consecutive birthdays at the office? Then it might make sense to hold back on a few pieces of cake.

3. Keep moving!

Research shows that office workers don’t move around much during work. It is advisable to remain seated, especially in the morning (when everyone is still full of energy). Still, exercising every 30 minutes is good for your digestion and circulation. It is best for our bodies to regularly repeat standing, walking, and sitting. This may seem like a lot of work, but it’s easier than you think. For example, you can offer your department drinks from time to time. Don’t forget to replenish water regularly. Move the trash can and printer away from your workspace. Plus, you can walk to your colleague’s desk for short meetings. This is usually more efficient than sending an email or chatting

4. Maintain a Quiet Environment

Make sure your office attire is sharp before you go out. However, this is not necessarily the case when it comes to the workplace. From scattered office supplies to a growing collection of empty cups. In fact, the better organized your workplace is, the more productive you will be. Ultimately, there will be less confusion from distracting stimuli. There are many ways to organize your desk. For example, working digitally as much as possible saves on paperwork. Plus, a to-do list is much easier to manage than a bunch of drafts or sticky notes. Remember, this is different for everyone. For example, some people are more creative in chaotic environments. Do you find it difficult to keep your workplace clean? Next, schedule time each week to get everything properly organized.

Tips for Staying Energized at Work

5. Take frequent breaks

I need to talk to this colleague about a project quickly. I really need to call the customer. lunch? Please do not worry. This is done behind the scenes on your computer because the email needs to be sent as quickly as possible. In a dynamic job with fast-approaching deadlines, it’s tempting to keep working in between. But that’s mentally exhausting! No matter how organized you are, no one can work efficiently for eight hours straight. Rest gives your brain a healthy reset. Clearing your mind also gives you a new perspective on your work. Grab your jacket or coat and take a walk around your neighbourhood during your lunch break. You can also invite colleagues to join. Are you having a busy day at work? Plan to take frequent breaks.