How do you boost your energy midday?

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I like to wake up early and do a lot of work in the first part of the day. And while sometimes the energy levels are up and running throughout the day, there are days when I just feel drained a few hours into the day.

When that happens, I try different things:

- open the window
- go for a walk
- make some fresh tea
- pump up the volume in the headphones

But I was wondering what you guys do.

I'm hoping we can all pick up some new tricks to keep productive all day loooong .
#boost #energy #midday #productivity
  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    I also go to walk or just go to terrace and have some coffee.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
      I drink a lot of coffee. Not as much as I used to. About 10 years ago I drank 2 pots a day or so, now I'll have maybe 4 cups. I have to admit, however, that I still get pretty worn out around 5pm.

      The biggest problem I have is that I don't sleep enough, I wonder why lol
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  • Profile picture of the author uberman
    Taking a 20-30 minutes nap helps me a lot. I use Paraliminals or some relaxation music for the nap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I go outside for an hour and either swim or just catch some sun. Taking some time to relax and mentally decompress always gets me ready for the second half of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
    I see coffee comes up a lot .

    I used to drink 4-5 cups a day myself. One day I just stopped. I can't say that I was more energetic when I drank coffee than I am now. I think the body just gets used to having coffee for that boost of energy, and when you stop drinking it, it just self-regulates.

    Plus, why lie to myself, there's quite a bit of caffeine in tea as well .
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    One hour break that includes lunch, tea and a nap.
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    I do my 20-30 minutes work out. Coffee doesn't work for.
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  • Profile picture of the author funguy01
    I go outside letting the sun to make me sweat and have some sandwiches and drinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author ericmartinez
      I am one of those unlucky people that am tired and dragging a$$ the majority of the the day.

      Here is what I do when I start to feel my energy dwindle:
      1) Drink a cold glass of water. Mild dehydration can cause sleepiness, so try chugging a glass or two when fatigue strikes.
      2) Take a cold shower. Try to shower on the coldest setting. Your body will get used to it in a few seconds so tough it out. This will increase blood circulation, boosts metabolism, and also puts you in a great mood.
      3) Day dream. Think about all the desires you have in life. All the things you would like to accomplish. The places you want to go. The person you want to spend your life with. All of these things will help re-energize you.
      4) Be creative. Work on a puzzle. Play with legos. Engage in something that puts your mind mildy to work and stimulates you intellectually.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Usually for me it is green tea, walking around, eating something, or stretching. They usually work quite well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Golding
    What I do is work for a couple hours and take a short jog.
    Work for another 2 hours and hit the weights.
    Work 2 more hours and have lunch...
    I start at 6 AM and I'm done by 2. After all its all about the FREEDOM!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffKan
    Change up what I'm working on for a bit. If that doesn't work, I drink a Monster Energy Drink!
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  • If my energy level goes down, I just see some of my friends and chat for a while then after that I can work again.
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  • Profile picture of the author jzgirl
    Green tea or some other source of caffeine, like a soft drink. Just a little caffeine goes a long way for me. :-)

    I like @ericmartinez's idea about getting creative; hadn't thought of that, but I like me a good word find or crossword puzzle. :-) And it DOES make me less sleepy, now that I think of it. It's just hard to do that after lunch time if I'm at the office.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Either a nap or a 5 hour energy
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    Chocolate
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  • Profile picture of the author Preeti
    How about taking a vitamin B12 pill in the morning? It helps to reduce fatigue and weakness and I've been incorporating it to my morning rituals and have noticed a difference. Then again I'm a vegetarian so perhaps I'm deficient..but I think just taking vitamins in general helps to ensure that you have all the proper nutrients your body needs to stay energized and alert!
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    • Profile picture of the author tedw
      I think like a lot people have suggested, change your environment, if only for a short while... get out there, move around, listen to some of your favorite music whilst going for a walk, jog or workout.

      What about even scheduling a meeting with yourself at the local coffee shop to update your "To Do" list and write down your agenda for the rest of the day/week? Works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Here are some things I like to do to get the blood moving around:

    -take a quick break after every interval
    -go for a walk, usually between 15-20 minutes
    -get in some fresh water, fruits, veggies and high protein containing drinks
    -do some push ups in my office
    -go out for a meal with my girlfriend or friends
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  • Profile picture of the author Lovenus
    Close your eyes, take a deep breath and remind yourself what are your goals in life.

    Visualize them and tell yourself that you do not have much time left.

    Open your eyes, smile to yourself and do what you are supposed to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxBounty
    If I've hit a lull in my workday, I like to step away from my desk and take a short walk. When I come back to my work station, I like to update my to-do list. Taking a step away from things then refocusing on what still needs to be done usually takes me out of my energy funk.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    I recommend staying away from temporary energy boosters. They pick you up; and then drop you!

    A midday nap is awesome. ...or a walk. Why not make it a working walk? Or a productive nap?

    Use your creative energy. Think about a certain issue. Focus hard on it. Maybe it is your next blog post, or a perplexing angle on a certain problem. Then go on your walk or take your nap, and allow your subconscious to address your problem. Oh, and have a pen and a small pad of paper ready, so you don't forget the solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    I am the same way =-) I actually had no solution till I came across an excellent suggestion from a book I am reading. It mentioned simply taking a 25 minute power nap and relax your mind.

    This will give you a boost and actually re energize you for the rest of the day. Of course I drink coffee in the morning but it was not until I started doing the 25 minute power nap that I felt a boost of energy.

    Give it a try! You can listen to your favorite music while you nap as well.
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      Originally Posted by OmarNegron View Post

      I am the same way =-) I actually had no solution till I came across an excellent suggestion from a book I am reading. It mentioned simply taking a 25 minute power nap and relax your mind.
      Hey Omar - do you mind telling us what book it is you are referring to here? I'm a sucker for good recommended books on this sort of stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    To boost my energy mid day....

    -I do some stretching
    -drink a cup of tea or coffee
    -listen to my favorite music which inspires me to be more productive
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Coffee!! lol

    Also, if you work out in the morning it will automatically boost your energy levels for the rest of the day. I like to go for a quick run when I wake up. Also, doing cardio as soon as you wake up is the most beneficial time of the day for fat burning.

    Make sure to grab a light snack first because if you don't then you have no nutrients in your body and you will burn muscle instead.
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    • Profile picture of the author sterling90
      Exercise is invaluable to both clear you mind and boost mental energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author victoriaB
    I just go for a walk or at the mall.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    A nap if it's really bad. Otherwise, take a short break.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hibbs
    Whenever I feel lethargic during mid-day I go for a short walk for 10 minutes. Any form of exercise energizes you. I used to drink a lot of coffee but starting feeling acidic so I quit having more than 1 cup a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrandonMHowe
    Great thread with great tips so far, y'all!

    I like self hypnosis for deep relaxation...
    15-20 minutes of deep breathing/hypnosis
    feels to me like four hours sleep.

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    What I love most about my two "midday tricks"
    is the sense of well being I get and the fact
    that I ALWAYS have the energy to crush the
    rest of the day... whether it be working or
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  • Profile picture of the author MM80
    I eat some good and healthy food and go for a short walk after this. That helps at least for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagnyjbarber
    I think coffee helps more in that case.
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  • Profile picture of the author axelburkhardt
    1. Start your day with a drink - and keep drinking
    Rise and shine with a tall cool glass of water. Your body can get dehydrated while you sleep, resulting in you feeling extra fatigued upon awakening. And if you start hydrating in the morning, you will be less likely to hit that midday slump. Aim to drink a glass of water every couple of hours.

    2. Include protein and fiber in your morning meal
    A donut and coffee combo is sure to send your midday energy levels plummeting - that instant energy from the sugar and caffeine is short-lived. However, studies show that eating a well-balanced breakfast will keep you full and energized throughout the morning so you aren't dragging at noon. For example, have an egg or sausage with whole grain pancakes or toast, or mix high-fiber cereal with yogurt.

    3. Have some coffee with your milk
    If you can't imagine your morning without coffee, skip the sugary, energy-sapping blended coffees and have a latte - half coffee and half milk. The caffeine will give you a lift and the milk will help sustain it. Straight coffee or coffee heavy on the sugar will also give you instant energy but then result in a crash an hour or two later. Keep in mind, however, coffee with milk is not a substitute for a well-balanced breakfast.

    4. Nosh a mid-morning snack
    If your high-energy morning causes you to quickly burn through your breakfast, have a light snack before your lunch hour. A small mid-morning meal will keep you from being exhausted and ravenous at noon and potentially overeating. Grab a handful of nuts and dried fruit, sip a satisfying smoothie, or nosh a few whole grain crackers spread with a protein-rich nut butter.

    5. Fatten up your lunch - and other meals
    Studies show that omega-3 fats help improve brain function and can keep you alert. In addition, adding healthy fats to your meals will keep you feeling full longer and help sustain your energy. Healthy fats include salmon, tuna, nuts, seeds, avocados and olive oil.

    6. Consider mini-meals throughout the day
    Instead of three substantial meals that are a few hours apart, eat five to six smaller meals every three hours or so. Small meals won't weigh you down like heavy meals, and eating more frequently will keep your energy level on an even keel.

    7. Get moving
    Jumpstart your midday energy with a workout. Use your lunch hour to go for a brisk walk, take a spin class, or do yoga. Exercise will get your blood and endorphins pumping, giving you the stamina to get through your afternoon.

    8. Take a power nap
    Napping is no substitute for a good night's sleep, but research suggests that a power nap - as little as 20 minutes but no more than 60 minutes - can replenish your mental and physical energy. Any longer than 60 minutes, and you are likely to wake up groggy and have trouble getting quality sleep at night.

    9. Make time to meditate
    Meditation is an easy and effective way to clear your mind and reduce tiresome mental and physical stress. The simple act of deep breathing can reoxygenate your mind and body while focusing on a relaxing word, phrase or mental picture can help you reclaim a sense of calm and control, key elements in regaining energy lost to duress.

    10. Stay organized
    Chronic disarray can drain your energy because every item out of place is a visual form of procrastination. Instead of letting your cluttered home or office suck the life out of your day, take a mere hour a day to organize one area of your home or your desk. Knowing what you have, being able to easily find it, and having a tidy space will give you a lift and eliminate the energy-sucking effect of clutter.
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    thanks for the share...
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    Some fresh air and a walk will help.
    Or perhaps watch a little tv or read something
    of interest for a short time can give you a
    little distraction and help to recharge your
    energy. I also drink coffee thoughout the day,
    but I sort of nurse it along and do not use
    a high-caffeine variety. Also, OJ is good too.
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    Coffee is enough for to boost my energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author priyanembhard
    Well first of all I try to make sure I'm not sitting down by that time, not only does it zap your energy but it shortens your lifespan (seriously, you can't make this stuff up). But here's a long-time regimen I've done since childhood.

    I drink a nice cup of boiled and concentrated ginger root tea blended with a teaspoon of lemon juice and some agave sweetener. It works wonders not just for your immune system but also for your sustained energy levels. I drink coffee too here and there but like Sinead O'connor says...Nothing compares :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
      Originally Posted by priyanembhard View Post

      I drink a nice cup of boiled and concentrated ginger root tea blended with a teaspoon of lemon juice and some agave sweetener. It works wonders not just for your immune system but also for your sustained energy levels.
      I love ginger, I'll be sure to try that tea soon, sounds great

      Nice ideas everyone, thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author millhoy
    I'm an early riser and I used to always get in a slump mid-day. I really started getting into health and fitness about a year ago and I noticed that after about 45minutes-an hour and a half of exercise and a hot shower, my batteries are fully recharged and I get a second wind - plus a kickass body to boot. Works every time.
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    I must admit that noon hours can get pretty hot most days and napping for about an hour does the trick
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenmesser
    great ideas ....
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  • Profile picture of the author maheenangel73
    watch sports, listen music and tea will help
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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    Usually a short nap of about 15 minutes and a tea/coffee after that would really make the difference!
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      I go for a swim... its nice to live in a tropical country with a pool in your backyard.
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  • Profile picture of the author SMSWriter
    Taking naps and daydreaming work for me. Although too much daydreaming means I end up not working on my projects.

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    • Profile picture of the author Remez Sasson
      If it is afternoon, I take a short nap, or just lie in bed. At other times:
      Take a walk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anita Clark
    I eat a light lunch and try to walk briskly for 20-30 minutes before starting my afternoon tasks...it usually does the trick.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mikeyrooney
      I have a special quiet room in my office with a reclining chair purely for meditation and rest. I feel the best way to feel refreshed is to go in and listen to one of my meditation audios for 30 minutes.... Get some Alpha brainwave creativity ready for a refreshed afternoon!!! M
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  • Profile picture of the author AlisonTaylor
    Wouldn't daydreaming and napping ruin your productivity ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by AlisonTaylor View Post

      Wouldn't daydreaming and napping ruin your productivity ?
      Depends on the person. Remember, it's all about getting your energy back up. For some, taking a short rest, either mentally or physically is enough to recharge their batteries to the point that they can make it through the rest of the day.

      A mind that is properly disciplined should have no problem switching gears between pleasurable and necessary activity.
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      • Profile picture of the author zahedi117
        I started to include the power nap in my schedule...

        Completely changed my life!!

        2 weeks have passed since I started to take a power nap everyday and the productivity is insane!
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      • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        Depends on the person. Remember, it's all about getting your energy back up. For some, taking a short rest, either mentally or physically is enough to recharge their batteries to the point that they can make it through the rest of the day.

        A mind that is properly disciplined should have no problem switching gears between pleasurable and necessary activity.
        I agree that daydreaming helps. For me it's even better than a nap. Daydreaming just relaxes your mind and puts you into a great mood. And gives you the motivation to keep going towards those dreams, right?
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    chocolate
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  • Profile picture of the author chihuahua
    I normally take a bottle of Brand's Essence of Chicken, it gives immediate boost to my energy.
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    • Profile picture of the author nucence
      I usually crank up some house / techno music, something with alot of BPM. While listening i will have a cup of coffee if its in the morning or if its afternoon a Berocca tablet.

      Exercise helps aswell, skipping or even just some dumbell curls. Though i have limited resources at my J.O.B.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aditeo
    -open the windows
    -smoke a dubieeeee1
    - relax
    -back to work ..

    This works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
    I make sure I eat lunch- not eating can cause a real energy slump. I'll often take a walk outside too, just for 20 minutes or so to get a blast of fresh air and refresh myself for the afternoon.
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  • An hour stretch and walk around a nearby park usually get's me going....
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    • Profile picture of the author lovebeingdaddy
      Excercise in the morning, don't eat something that has a lot of sugar because you will get a spike in your sugar levels and then a crash...naps are great, several other cultures tie in naps at the workplace and have noticed an increase in productivity...break up your routine to stimulate your mind and body
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      • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
        Originally Posted by lovebeingdaddy View Post

        Excercise in the morning, don't eat something that has a lot of sugar because you will get a spike in your sugar levels and then a crash...naps are great, several other cultures tie in naps at the workplace and have noticed an increase in productivity...break up your routine to stimulate your mind and body
        I agree with the sugar remark... I think everyone should just avoid sugar all day long. It's unhealthy, it feels good for 2 minutes, then half an hour later you're drained of energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Coffee and day dreaming gives me a big shot in boosting my energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    I use a brain entrainment recording (binaural beats) that I made myself which re-sets the brain and overcomes fatigue and creates a sense of refreshment

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    • Profile picture of the author Miss Bee
      Matcha Green tea works well for me. It contains a chemical that counteracts the jitters that caffeine can cause. It gives a feeling of zest and Zen. Very refreshing!

      Aromatherapy oils such as lemon, basil and peppermint are stimulating and make you more alert.

      Plus make time to exercise every day, drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet 80% of the time. These all help to get rid of those afternoon slumps.
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      • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
        Originally Posted by Miss Bee View Post

        Matcha Green tea works well for me. It contains a chemical that counteracts the jitters that caffeine can cause. It gives a feeling of zest and Zen. Very refreshing!

        Aromatherapy oils such as lemon, basil and peppermint are stimulating and make you more alert.

        Plus make time to exercise every day, drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet 80% of the time. These all help to get rid of those afternoon slumps.
        Nice tips, thanks! Didn't think to get aromatherapy oils to boost energy, I'll give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    I usually go for a 30 minute to hour power nap during the day. I'm more calm, collected and focused during the day when I do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author lMlariaVC
    Usually when I get back from the a good workout I have new found energy to get to work
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  • Profile picture of the author jackiej21
    Get away from the desk, go outside, fresh air - allow time to re-focus
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    • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
      Originally Posted by jackiej21 View Post

      Get away from the desk, go outside, fresh air - allow time to re-focus
      Yes, get away from the desk... Sometimes you forget to take breaks and just become a desk zombie who cannot concentrate on anything in the last hours of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author wave carl
    I drink some chocolate or coffee and get some playtime with my dogs
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    Coffee, without this i dont think i could even turn on the computer
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  • Profile picture of the author boutiquecontent
    I use a hypnosis nap program that uses time distortion methods to make a 10 minute siesta feel a lot longer. Follow that with a coffee and it's like starting the day again.
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  • Profile picture of the author KillKenny
    I take small breaks, nothing big. Also do yoga, which helps. And follow the Paleo diet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Crass
    I have a case of 5 hour energy in my drawer lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Crass
    Short naps work wonders but not always feasible
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  • Profile picture of the author geraldspins
    I find that taking a power nap, however short, works wonders! It can be as short as 10-15 minutes, but ideally 30 mins or so. Our brain is like a computer imo, when it gets really slow, usually a reset will do the trick!
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    I boost my energy midday by taking a power nap..I find it to be very refreshing!
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  • Profile picture of the author malcsimm
    Go speedbird!! Same!

    Developing the ability to power nap (if you haven't got it already ) is awesome.

    I learned when I was an acupuncture student and I remember the book it was in and the date (near enough). It was 1980, and the book was: "The Lazy Man's Way To Riches". (It's famous for having one of the most successful on-page adverts of all time.)

    It wasn't actually a get rich quick book as it sounds, it was half about positive thinking, and half about starting a mail order business.

    Anyway, I am pretty sure that was the book that taught me about power napping. Now, if I feel tired (and if it happens it will be mid afternoon) I close my eyes, and invariably I wake up around 10 minutes after I get to sleep. And the tiredness - again, invariably - has lifted. Excellent.

    The other thing is: get exercise. Go for a walk, or just jump up and down a bit.

    Oh, by the way, 3 years later I had a mail order business selling herbs. That biz now turns over $500,000. So something works - thanks, author Joe Karbo. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
      Originally Posted by malcsimm View Post

      Go speedbird!! Same!

      Developing the ability to power nap (if you haven't got it already ) is awesome.

      I learned when I was an acupuncture student and I remember the book it was in and the date (near enough). It was 1980, and the book was: "The Lazy Man's Way To Riches". (It's famous for having one of the most successful on-page adverts of all time.)

      It wasn't actually a get rich quick book as it sounds, it was half about positive thinking, and half about starting a mail order business.

      Anyway, I am pretty sure that was the book that taught me about power napping. Now, if I feel tired (and if it happens it will be mid afternoon) I close my eyes, and invariably I wake up around 10 minutes after I get to sleep. And the tiredness - again, invariably - has lifted. Excellent.

      The other thing is: get exercise. Go for a walk, or just jump up and down a bit.

      Oh, by the way, 3 years later I had a mail order business selling herbs. That biz now turns over $500,000. So something works - thanks, author Joe Karbo. :-)
      Great story, Malc!

      I've never tried power napping. I guess I feel it would take me too long to fall asleep and too long to wake up and I'd just waste 3 hours in the middle of the day. But it sounds like it's worth a try.

      Thanks for the tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author kaizense
    Find that drinking too much coffee has a dehydrating effect which requires drinking lots of water to balance it all out. Tea is great for me thus far. Would like to be able to get down to power napping but it's certainly a rusty skill on my end. Never quite believed in power napping until a buddy of mind demoed.. Gotta be osmosis or something coz soon after could do power naps of 15mins and feel great ! Thanks for reminding me on this !
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  • Profile picture of the author ComputerChris
    Meditation and naps seem to work for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author mllnsgrl
    GREEN drinks baby!

    that is... (mostly) Celery, Parlsey, Cucumber, Spinach, or Kale add Ginger, Lemon, Apple - in blender with cup of water, some ice.
    or
    juicing Wheatgrass or Wheatgrass powder.

    Love it...

    + 30 min power nap w/meditation cd
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    • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
      Originally Posted by mllnsgrl View Post

      GREEN drinks baby!

      that is... (mostly) Celery, Parlsey, Cucumber, Spinach, or Kale add Ginger, Lemon, Apple - in blender with cup of water, some ice.
      or
      juicing Wheatgrass or Wheatgrass powder.

      Love it...

      + 30 min power nap w/meditation cd
      Totally with you on this! Green drinks are pure health&energy. I use a juicer instead of a blender and also really like beet+apple juice.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieluk9
    I normally get up around 7:15AM, if i sleep to 7:30 AM I feel as if I've had a few more hours, so that helps me to get up, during midday I just take a break from the computer and talk to someone in an active discussion to get the brain going...
    works for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Elamros
    Coffee, chill music. Power nap is effective, but not for everyone. For me it is at times, but not really because it makes me lose my momentum. Taking mini breaks to talk a little or to stretch and rest my eyes from the computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Go for a brisk walk, take a hot shower, or have a protein snack.



    Or, if you're a total badass, have a regular soda. (non-diet)
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  • Profile picture of the author MyNiches
    I've just started on the green drinks.. Kale, cucumber, cellery, ginger and a pear (Joe Rogan style lol) and... honestly, it took me 3 days to choke down the first one LOL.. but I expect to feel great after a few more of these things.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjbwebs
    1 word for ya: Nootropics
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    • Profile picture of the author MyNiches
      Originally Posted by cjbwebs View Post

      1 word for ya: Nooptropics
      Never heard of those, but I've had good experiences with nootropics
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  • Profile picture of the author FIP
    I make sure I eat a number of smaller meals a day. I also drink plenty of water. So my energy levels are generally pretty good.

    Midday energy is generally maintained by changing tasks and/or getting out and about and either going to the gym or going for a walk.

    Another key strategy for me is to allot 'x' time to do a certain task/s if i'm feeling a little tired or uninspired (fortunately that isn't often)

    So I might deliberately do more tasks in a smaller time frame to get me moving mentally.

    The key for me is to have various alternatives and strategies to use to mix it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author shifat
    I usually hit the gym during midday period,when i come back home after workout & showered.I feel like my battery been recharged to start working again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    Beat your face 60 times in other words do 60+ pushups without stopping works well for me. Other than that I would go for a walk or jog

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  • Profile picture of the author movemaker
    more than likely you are experiencing a massive vitamin and mineral deficiency.

    i remember having low levels of energy and I started taking vitamin and mineral supplements with a highly nutritious breakfast and it eliminated the problem of low energy.

    just as gas,oil,water is to the car so are vitamins and minerals to the body. as a matter of fact we have 90 essential nutrients that the body needs.

    ask yourself out of that 90 how many are you getting and that may be the answer to your low energy levels.
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  • Profile picture of the author antoniosaquel
    A cup of black coffee and music will do.
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  • Profile picture of the author masterbizcoach
    I always look for someone to talk to, that's how I eliminate lame hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aegir
    I walk away and remind myself there is a world outside & interact with it...

    I release myself from feeling any need that X must be done now and simply let
    myself recharge. Then when i do sit down to work i am relaxed and in a great mood.

    A mood that is reflected in the content i create...
    Because if i write after having 6 cups of coffee then i am extremely aggressive... even in words...
    Not exactly the state i want to put others into if i want them to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author BreakingRetail
    Walking my dog and coffee
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  • Profile picture of the author Duncon76
    Nap is best. Coffee if needed. Otherwise I am pretty good. Ice baths everyday help too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Fox
    I fanatically use hypnosis to boost my energy anytime of the day. And I am very picky on what hypnosis I use as I have one main source and that's all she wrote.
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  • Working long hours during the day really drains my energy and brain cells. So what I always do is to take at least 15-20 minute break after 2-3 hours of working. During breaks, I normally do stretches, a quick walk with my dog, or simply eat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monique68
    Hi there


    Sometimes you just need to listen to your body and take a break - especially if you are putting in long hours day in day out. The risk of burnout is very real if you keep 'soldiering on'. That said, oxygenating your body through taking in nice deep breaths of fresh air is a very effective way of boosting energy in the afternoon. Stick with regular (healthy) food breaks (small portions) throughout the day and drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Coffee and sugar are counter-productive as they will give quick, short-lasting boosts of energy but will then create an energy slump, which will then make you crave more coffee and sugar - it is a vicious and unhealthy cycle.


    Good luck and good energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yusei Imafuku
    I chastise myself by getting wired with a low voltage instrument when I am not taking the right decisions once a day. Thus I am forced to be wiser next time and gives me an energy boost out of the sudden.
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  • Profile picture of the author cafedesirebiz
    I would like to Drink hot Lemon Tea... (King of the products)

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  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    1st off, having a healthy diet will give you the energy that you need to stay functioning, but exercising or taking a walk will help as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    The most sensible thing to do would be to take a nap when tired. Only because our schedules usually don't allow for it we don't do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TMets5
    I take a nap but i'm getting old lol...good diet, exercise, and a good balance in life will help maintain your energy levels
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