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Struggling to get through your day? When you find yourself reaching for that chocolate bar or energy drink, stop for a moment. Try some of these instant guilt-free energy boosters first! Most of them are really simple. We all know how to do them and we know they work, but in the middle of our busy day we forget.

  1. Take deep breaths
  2. Stretch
  3. Drink a glass of water
  4. Take a walk
  5. Splash your face with cold water
  6. Listen to upbeat music
  7. Get your space organised. Pick up a few loose sheets of paper and put away items you no longer need. A few minutes of decluttering will give you a mini-break as well as make your space more appealing to the eye
  8. Have a power snack. Consider including berries, nuts, seeds, rye bread, tuna, cacao nibs or other energy boosting foods
  9. Rest your eyes. Simply close them for a few moments or rub your hands against each other to warm them up, then put them over your closed eyelids and let your eyes absorb the healing heat from your palms
  10. Open your blinds. Increasing your exposure to sunlight can help your body clock know it’s still day time
  11. Engage your sense of smell. The scents of citrus and peppermint are known for their stimulating qualities. Cut up some citrus fruit, use essential oils or pour yourself a cup of peppermint tea
  12. Laugh. Share a joke with a colleague or find a funny video on YouTube
  13. Straighten up. Bad posture can add to the fatigue, so sit (or stand) up straight and notice how the way you feel also changes
  14. Do something different. Switch to a more interesting task that will engage your curiousity and come back to the boring stuff later, once you feel more energised
  15. Think quickly. A research by Emily Pronin from Princeton University shows that thinking at a faster speed can lead to higher levels of energy and creativity. Here is one way you can try it for yourself. Pick a challenge where you need new ideas or simply a random question. For example, come up with titles for movies you could make about your life. Set your timer to two minutes and try to generate as many ideas as you can

What are some energy boosters that work for you?

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By Tatiana Apostolova