If you’re like most of your coworkers, you succumb to a low energy period shortly after lunch, when your concentration plummets, and you have a hard time keeping your eyes open and your head from taking a brief snooze on your desktop, and your productivity basically goes in the waste basket. God forbid you have an afternoon meeting where everyone in the room is just thinking about going home for a nap.
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The good news is that your afternoon doesn’t need to be a total write off! Here are ten effective ways to avoid that mid-afternoon slump…
1. Get Some Fresh Air
Did you know that a brief 10 minutes of sunshine and fresh air is really all you need to reset your chronological clock and decrease levels of melatonin (the sleep hormone that’s lulling you off to zzzzzzzzzzzzz’s)? A bit of vitamin D and fresh air will clear your mind and get you out of that slump in no time.