Sometimes it’s normal to feel tired and sluggish halfway through the day. Instead of turning to caffeine or sugar – try these natural ways to wake up.
Non-natural lights, stuffy air and the bright haze from computer screens can cause sleepiness. Spending at least 15 minutes outside in the fresh air will ensure you feel more inspired and energised!
Exercise releases endorphins, so it’s the optimum way to feel instantly refreshed and alert. Endorphins give your brain and body a jolt of energy that’s healthy and long lasting!
Stimulate your brain
If you can’t get your body moving, exercise your mind! Doing something tricky like a crossword or Sudoku will help to stimulate your mind, which in turn can wake up your body.
Yoga is a wonderful, natural energy booster. The slow but powerful movements will wake up your mind and body. If you’re ever feeling sluggish during the day, try a quick 10-minute yoga routine. These can be easily found online so run your own class at lunchtime and ask your colleagues to join!
Being even slightly dehydrated can make you feel tired. To make sure this isn’t the cause of your sleepiness, drink a large glass to cold water for a quick energy boost.
Remember to visit your doctor if you continue to feel lethargic!