We’ve all felt the infamous afternoon slump. You’ve had your lunch, you’re feeling pretty relaxed and motivation has plummeted. But as you feel your mouse cursor creeping toward the most recent cat video STOP! I’ve compiled a list of things you can do to overcome your afternoon slump and keep the remainder or the day perfectly productive:
1) Step away from the screen:
Getting away from all screens will give your mind a break from the stressors of the day. Take a walk outside or around the office and return to your desk when you feel fresh. It’s important to take proper breaks throughout the day.
2) Snack time!
Simple yet effective – have a snack! Eating something will not only boost your energy but also your productivity.
3) Switch up what you’re doing
If you have a long to-do list and are struggling completing something due to lack of motivation, why not switch tasks and start working on something new? This way, your brain will feel stimulated and your 3pm slump will disappear!
If you’re feeling unmotivated why not switch up and do some digital ‘housekeeping’? Clean up your desktop and files, sort out your emails and look through your notes – this way you’ll feel like you’ve had a break but the time will have actually been spent doing something productive.
It’s been proven that the scent of Rosemary actually energises the body, so why not grow a pot of Rosemary? This point may seem a little weird but could work wonders for your afternoon motivation when you’re feeling tired or unmotivated. It’s also been proven that having growing plants in the office improves the atmosphere – 2 birds one stone!
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