Four Tweaks To Boost Your Energy Throughout The Day

November 12, 2018

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Two keys of a successful day are energy and flow (or as some would call it, being "in the zone"). In order to keep your flow going strong, you need energy and with life, that can be a hard item to find.  SO try these hacks on harnessing energy so you can get the job done. Take a tip from one of our Founding Fathers. In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin said at breakfast, he'd ask himself "What good shall I do this day?" and at night, he asked, "What good have I done today?" As simple as it sounds, asking yourself those two questions will "trim the fat" so that your energy is focused where it should be. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time. We're creatures of habit and finding a consistent sleep rhythm is pivotal. According to a Fitbit study in March of 2017 was to consistently go to sleep around the same time. One to two hours daily of lost sleep quietly wreaks havoc on your productivity and energy levels. Quality food and water before coffee. You're not going to perform at a high level without quality nutrients in your body. It's not just food, its water also. Being dehydrated by as little as 1% can lead to a decrease in mood and cognitive abilities, according to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition in February of 2012. Before reaching for your morning espresso, properly rehydrate by drinking 20 to 32 ounces of water. Take breaks to re-energize yourself. It is important is to separate yourself from your work and de-stress. It's why you shouldn't work through lunch and take breaks away from your desk.  A walk around the parking lot during your break or watching a charming video can give your mind a reset and newfound energy.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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