5 Ways to Feel More Energized During the Workday

5 Ways to Feel More Energized During the Workday

Getting through a long day or work isn’t always easy.

But you don’t need to do it all in one go; you can take breaks and do other things to feel better and ultimately, to be more productive.

Happiness at work is essential and just as importantly, being energised at work is vital …

via Thrive by Rebecca Muller

It’s only natural for our energy levels to dip during the day, whether it’s because we’ve been in front of our screens for too long without breaks or we feel drained after back-to-back tasks or meetings. But there are small steps we can take to help us course-correct and take on the rest of the day — and our work — with more energy and creativity.

These five science-backed Microsteps tips can help you feel more energized during your workday:

Take a moment to thank others

Research shows that practicing gratitude at work boosts our resilience and strengthens our connections with co-workers — and most important, helps us feel more fulfilled and energized by our work. After completing a project, write an email to your team expressing your gratitude, or compliment one person you worked with on how helpful they were throughout the process. It’s easy to forget the power of a simple “thank you” during a busy workday, but it goes a long way in spreading positivity and good energy, both for the person being thanked and the person doing the thanking. 

Set reminders to drink water

Did you know that staying hydrated can help boost your energy? Tess Bredesen, Thrive’s Cognitive Nutrition Director, recommends setting reminders to drink water regularly during your workday. You can use the reminder feature on your phone, or put them on your calendar just like you would for a meeting. “Our brains are made up of 75 percent water, and even mild dehydration can rob us of our full brain power and leave us feeling less energetic,” Bredesen explains. “On the flip side, scientists found that staying hydrated can lead to an increase in productivity by as much as 14 percent.”

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