11 Caffeine-free Ways To Beat The Midday Slump
Trying to kick the caffeine habit can be very difficult, especially when you start to feel drowsy at work and you need that little extra energy boost. The notorious 3pm lull can catch any of us out and can be really annoying if there’s a big project that needs finishing.
Well, instead of dragging yourself over to the coffee machine, head over to Huffington Post, which has 11 great caffeine-free ways to beat the midday slump. Too many of us have become reliant on stimulant drinks at work and to be honest, they don’t work as well as people claim. Here are just a couple of ways you can break your caffeine cycle:
1. Jog The Stairs
There’s nothing quite like exercise to get your blood and brain going. Getting in a quick workout — even if it’s just taking a trip up and down the stairwell — will release those endorphins, and research suggests it may make you more productive. Not to mention, you’ll reap the physical perks of exercise in the process. Not a bad pick-me-up.
2. Take a Snooze
We’re big fans of afternoon naps — and it’s not hard to see why. Just a 20-minute snooze can boost alertness, productivity and creativity. Sometimes the only way to fight a little fatigue is to give into it. You’ll come back more reenergized, anyway.
Okay maybe don’t have a personal dance party at your desk, but at least plug those headphones in for a few minutes. Music can boost your mood and give you the opportunity to take a mini escape. Get lost in the beat, then come back to your work refreshed and ready to tackle the next task.
Remember, we’re not saying that caffeine is entirely bad for you. In fact, several scientific studies have suggested that it can protect us against Alzheimer’s, help us sustain a healthy weight and even contribute to a longer life. For others though in the short-term, it causes anxiety, restlessness and the jitters.
So if you’re one of them people or if you’re just ready for a break from caffeine, make sure to head over to the article and learn about how you can change old habits.
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