How to beat your afternoon slump (hint: it involves tea)September 21, 2017
We all know the afternoon slump – especially office workers. Three o’clock hits (maybe 2:00 for some unlucky souls) and it feels like the day is over. No motivation. No energy. No work getting done.
Most people have 2 solutions: scroll through Instagram ‘til you can go home. Or down a big, strong cup of coffee.
The problem? One of those eventually gets you fired, the other sets you off on a rollercoaster cycle of over-caffeinating and under-sleeping.
I spoke with some non-Instagraming, non-coffee drinking coworkers to hear about their strategies.
How do they beat the afternoon slump? Here are the best tips I heard:
-Go for a lighter lunch. Think veggies, no meat or sugar, and low carb foods like sweet potatoes. Less digesting means more brain power.
-Alternate sitting and standing. Re-focus by getting blood moving and activating the biggest muscle groups in your body.
-Drink Zest Tea. It’s tea with as much caffeine as coffee (3x the levels of regular tea) but without the caffeine jitters or crash. Sustainable, prolonged focus.
-Take a 20 minute walk outside. Completely shift gears for a moment, look at the trees, and get some sun.