We’ve all had low energy at work, whether you’re part time or full time, in an office or a workshop, it’s easy to slip into bad habits and struggle through your working day. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At AutoSkills, we recognise the importance of encouraging our staff, and our candidates, with ways to improve energy and work for harder and longer at work.
Don’t Skip Your Breaks
We are know the importance of taking a break, it helps rest your eyes and gives your body a chance to get up, walk around, make a cup of tea and recharge, so you go back to your desk or work station with fresh eyes. Try stepping outside too, as greenery can improve your mood and increase oxygenation in your brain.
Eat Healthy Snacks
Snacking during the day is very normal, but try to avoid the biscuit tin! High-fat snacks will lead to an energy crash later in the day, so it’s important to maintain a healthy energy level. Researchers have found that nuts, fruit, salmon, kale and avocados are the best energy-boosting foods, allowing a slow release energy. Drink plenty of water, and if you struggle, invest in a big clear bottle and aim to finish it by the end of your working day.
Clean Your Work Area
Tidy desk = tidy mind. Keep your workspace clean and organised, as a cluttered desk can lead to feeling overwhelmed, taking up even more of your energy. Take 10 minutes each day to make sure you’re organised, you’ll notice a big difference, especially in productivity levels too.
Listen To Music
It’s been proven that powering through with music is not just for the gym, so try listening to your favourite upbeat, motivational music whilst you work. Science says songs trigger a rush of dopamine in the brain to active energy.
Prioritise Your Workload
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed can lead to fatigue, so try and avoid but prioritising your workload. Write a to-do list, even if it’s just for the next hour, and focus on one thing at a time. Break tasks down, delegate accordingly and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
If you’re looking for a new career break, or some further support, get in touch with AutoSkills today and let us help!