Everyone gets that midday slump -- that feeling when your eyes refuse to stay open, your fingers refuse to write another email, and your mood refuses to stay positive. If that's you, consider the following pick-me-ups that don't include coffee.
Take a Look At Your Sleep Quality.
Most people are tired throughout the day not because of a need for another double espresso but actually because they need a good night of quality sleep. Sleep is the most important and critical thing you do; it's the time your body truly resets, rests, and regenerates itself. A good option is to track your sleep cycle through an app if you wear an apple watch; this will allow you to get a good idea of what your sleep quality is actually like.
If you don't want to track it with an app, make a conscious effort to do the following:
- Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time.
- Avoid screens 1 hour before bed, or wear blue light blockers.
- No sugar or heavy meals 2-3 hours before bed.
- Keep your room cold and dark.
Try Green Tea.
Opt for green tea over coffee, and enjoy a boost of productivity with it. Go for the decaf, but make sure you choose one that is natural. In addition to extra energy, other potential benefits include:
- Improved brain function
- Fat loss
- Improved skin
Magnesium aids in energy production; additionally, it converts glucose in food into energy, so getting enough magnesium can help keep energy levels more stable and prevent you from feeling extremely tired.