It’s not uncommon to feel tired and suffer from a lack of energy throughout the working week. This can be particularly frustrating when you’ve got a lot on and you need to feel at your best in order to perform well. If this sounds familiar, then we’ve put together five simple tips that you can use to help keep your energy levels up and you working at your best Monday to Friday.
Drink Plenty of Water
This is possibly the simplest way to keep your mind and body feeling refreshed throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water helps you to think more clearly and keep your body hydrated. Other benefits include helping to keep your throat lubricated which is helpful for speaking in meetings, giving presentations or if you do a lot of talking on the phone.
Replacing Your Desk Chair with an Ergonomic Seat
Surprisingly, the way you sit at your desk can have various effects on your productivity, as it affects both your comfort and overall posture. Chair Office has put together this helpful video to show you how using an ergonomic seat can make a big difference to those who spend the bulk of their working day sitting at their desk.
Find Somewhere Quiet to Work
It’s especially difficult for those working in open offices to be free of distraction or reduce background noise to a minimum. Getting your daily tasks completed can become increasingly difficult if the phone is constantly ringing and you’re trying not to listen to one half of a conversation your colleague is having on the phone. The best solution is to try and find somewhere quiet to work if you’ve got a particularly busy week coming up. Alternatively, try and get some noise cancelling headphones to drown out background noise.
Get Plenty of Sleep
It sounds like an obvious one but it really is one of the most effective methods to feel refreshed and energised. On average, we need about eight hours sleep a night to feel at our best. However, we’re all different, so if you need an extra couple of hours, be sure to head to bed a little early. If you’ve got a lot on at work, and struggle to get to sleep then do something relaxing before bed such as reading a book or taking a bath.
Writing a To-do List
One of the easiest ways to get yourself organised for the day is to create a list of all of your tasks at the beginning of each day. This way you can feel confident that you’ve got your day mapped out and that you can effectively allocate the right amount of time to each task. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when we’ve got a busy day ahead, but a bit of time spent planning your day can be invaluable and breaks the day into manageable, individual tasks.