5 Ways to Stay Productive After Work

Do you often find yourself wondering about the ways to ‘increase energy levels’ after work? Workplace sucks out every ounce of energy out of our being!!Doesn’t it? No wonder the question ‘what to do to gain energy after work?’ seems to loom over every working person now and then!! Here we are discussing the top 5 ways to increase energy!! Read and grasp!!

1.Never Skip Your breakfast; If possible make it as heavy as you can!

And we are not talking about fat; if possible make sure that you have a carbohydrate rich meal in the morning. Cereal grain makes for a great breakfast and in case you love fruits – and even if you don’t – have at least one fruit with things like nuts, grains, and oats, as they add fiber to your body which helps in keeping your energy levels up and strong!

2.Drink, Drink and Drink – as much Water as you can!

It is advised that you should drink at least 8 ounces of water daily!!That is about 1.9 liters!! Science states that our muscles want water to work properly and even a 1-3% loss leads to fatigue!! Hence, do drink as much as you can, and more so if your schedule also consists of exercise. Avoid drinking spirits and caffeine as they lead to loss of water.

3. Go for an energy-boosting snack.

It is commonly advised that one should go for sugar if they want to increase their energy levels, but this is not what one should do. This is because, sugar only increases energy for a small period, and once the blood sugar level drops, you are again where you started from. Hence, instead of eating something sweet, go for a protein rich snack like nuts, peanut butter or nonfat yogurt or other things which have antioxidants; they are good at boosting depleted energy levels.

4. Breathe deeply & do relaxation exercises.

It has normally been seen that majority of humans have shallow breathing which becomes one of the reasons that lead us towards low energy levels as it limits the amount of oxygen in our bodies, which is further needed to convert food into energy. Therefore, if you want to keep up your energy levels, start breathing consciously and exhale for about twice as long as you inhale. Try doing meditation or relaxation exercises (inhale, and relax parts of your body one by one as you exhale) for better results!

5. Make Sure You Have Sound Sleeping schedule.

Lack of a good sleep can upset body’s proper functioning which can also be the reason behind low energy levels. If possible make sure that you go to bed at the same time every day! And though the amount of sleep can vary from person to person, try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night. So, if you feel tired all the time, increase your usual number of sleep-hours for improvement!!