if you struggle to stay engaged and energised throughout the day, there might be a number of factors creating a dip in your energy levels.
1. Ensure your breakfast includes healthy protein sources such as eggs, Greek yoghurt as well as cereals for slow releasing energy carbohydrates. Avoid instant pick me ups such as a sugar filled breakfast as this will lead to a spike in adrenaline and then an energy crash.
2. Stay hydrated, aim for 2L of water a day and try green tea for a perk you up. Mild dehydration can cause fatigue and a lack of concentration. Green tea contains antioxidants that will help with an energy boost as well as light caffeine. If you are sensitive to caffeine avoid after 3pm.
3. Turn on the tunes, select music to keep you motivated and on task. For creative work 50-80 beats per minute, when learning something new try a more classical style to encourage concentration.
4. Get moving, whether you opt for a 20 min walk during your lunch break, a desk break with simple stretches or a standing meeting.
5. Schedule collaborative work in the afternoon as you’re less likely to zone out. If this isn’t possible try the Pomodoro Technique. This involves working in 25-minute bursts, taking a five-minute break between them and then having a longer break after five 25-minute sets.