Need something to keep you from dragging through your day? Want something to inspire you so the boss will notice what a great asset you really are? We all have those days where we are just dragging our butts to the office and sleep walking through our work day.
Here are a few tips I use to keep me going when the all I really want to do is go back to bed.
#1. Coffee works for a while, but I prefer natures superfuel, a straight up ginseng drink. It perks up my mental focus and gives me the energy to make it through the evening commute. Ginseng is one of the most studied Chinese herbs, it's used world wide for treating stress, helps improve mental clarity and alertness. (See my favorite drink here)
#2. Fresh Air! Get your butt outside at lunch time and walk. It's sounds easy when the weathers nice but no one's going out there in the middle of winter. So hit the stairwell's or the company gym treadmill if you have one. No-body is meant to stay sitting all day.
#3. Power Nap on your break! Take 15 minutes with an ipod and a eye mask and get away from it all. If you don't have an ipod there's plenty of great meditations on line or find some soothing music on Pandora. If all that fails, ear plugs are easy and cheap.
#4. Early to bed, early to rise, may not fit everyone's lifestyle, but it does make for good advice if you're trying to impress the boss and stay awake on the job. Try it a couple of times, you never know, it might just grow on you.
#5. Stay hydrated. Don't reach for a soft drink or another cup of coffee which will dehydrate you even more. Your best bet is green tea. Green tea contains natural catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (say that one 5x fast) (EGCG) a powerful anti-oxidant. What sets green tea apart is the way it is processed. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized.
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