Have you ever experienced a second wind? Runners would describe the sensation as an increase in confidence improved efficiency and a more focused state of mind. Oddly enough it typically occurs in the body right before fatigue sets in.
Even if you're not a runner there are parts of the day where you start to feel fatigue and need a second wind. Here are a few suggestions to help get you back in the game:
- Get Up
- Listen To Music
- Eat Healthy
- Take Breaks
Becoming active will always be beneficial. Sedentary behavior has a major impact on the body if it's done on a daily basis year after year.
Teach yourself how to get up after a predetermined amount of time (30 minutes to a hour). That's the key... you have to add movement into your schedule.
I would often tap into my most creative thoughts on the days I got up and ran during my lunch break. If anything periodic movement gets your mind out of a lull.
LISTEN TO MUSIC
Music is a beautiful thing. It's inspiring. Use it as such. Whenever you've hit a mental block find your favorite tune and crank it up!
A few months ago the Huffington Post published an article solely on the benefits of listening to music. They found it reduces stress boosts heart health and helps memory (among other things).
Listening to music has the reputation of sparking ideas and allowing you to become more motivated than you were before.
In the U.S alone there is a serious problem with obesity. Somehow we've allowed convenience and low costs to be the influencing factors in feeding our bottomless appetites.
The good news is there's still hope. Eating healthy enables you to live a longer life as well as making you feel better. It's not always the easiest choice but it can give you the added energy and nutrition you need.
Be sure to check out my recent blog post entitled "Fatigue Fighters: 10 Energy Boosting Foods For The Office" for added tips and suggestions.
Bosses need to understand the importance of allowing their employees to take breaks. With the constant demand for production and deadlines who has the time to take breaks throughout their day?
Let me define the term "break." It could consist of taking a 10-15 minute walk around the parking lot or an extended lunch just to change the scenery for a while. Even though they seem insignificant it's amazing what a short break can do.
Chances are you'll return to work feeling fresh more productive and alert.
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