Now that 2011 is officially here, it’s time to get back into serious business mode. To achieve all of the goals you set for this year, productivity is key. Your business needs you to eliminate all of those things that are zapping your energy, so that you can stay on top of your game.
If you feel like you’re dragging more than you should be and the usual pick-me-ups aren’t working—a better night’s sleep, extra cup of coffee, brisk outdoor jog—there might be something else going on with your health or daily habits that deserves your attention. Pick up your pace today with these fast fixes.
Here Are 7 Easy Ways To Energize Your Day:
1. Eat Protein For Breakfast
Start each day with a breakfast that contains at least 5 grams of protein. This nutrient activates the production of norepinephrine, a neurochemical that increases heart rate and alertness. It also digests slowly so blood sugar and energy levels stay stable.
2. Dress Comfortably
Wear clothes that allow for movement and cushy footwear instead of uncomfortable heels to the office so you’ll be more likely to walk around. Sitting at your desk all day slows circulation, so less energizing oxygen is delivered to cells throughout your body.
3. Breathe Deeply
Worriers often take shallow breaths, so they don’t take in enough oxygen. When anxiety strikes, take three slow, deep breaths to give your body a big dose of energizing oxygen while slowing down a rapid heart rate.
4. De-clutter Your Work Space
Stacks of paperwork can stress you out, decrease efficiency and drain your brain. Keep your desk clear, spend five minutes at the end of each day putting documents you’re working on in a neat pile and filing away the rest.
5. Keep Your Body On Schedule
Get up within the same 60-minute range every day. Oversleeping by more than one hour significantly disrupts your body clock.
6. Embrace Vitamin C
Too-low levels of Vitamin C can zap your energy. Get the recommended daily allowance of 75 mg of C daily by noshing on naturally rich sources such as an orange or a kiwifruit
7. Switch Up Your Routine
Simple change-ups can deliver some rut-busting benefits. For instance, find an alternate route home (and stop at a park or shop that grabs your eye along the way); sign up for a language, pottery or photography class to get your brain chomping on something new.
As entrepreneurs, it is important to present your best self to your business every single day. For more details on how to energize your day, read the full article here.