Do you feel like your day is dragging on - with the clock stuck at 11 am? Feel like you have been at work for hours at end, but in reality it’s only been 30 minutes? If you answered yes, then you are definitely a victim of low energy and motivation. The right thing for you to do is to give yourself an energy boost. This will not only help you be more productive and efficient, but it will also make you feel happy!
Want to feel an immediate boost in your energy level? Here are 6 silly things you can do to get back on track:
Talk Out Loud
There are times when there are too many passive thoughts in your head - which makes you feel overwhelmed and lazy. The best way to resolve this is by talking out loud (to yourself) to make your mind your active. Since talking is an action that requires effort and thought, you will end up giving a wake-up call to your brain - therefore experiencing a much needed boost.
Dance on Spot
Yes - while pulling a High School Musical is not what I have in mind, just a simple hustle on the spot, or even Gangnam Style, can make you feel those endorphins kick in and put you in a better mood. By moving your body in an energetic motion, you are giving it a much needed stretch - waking up the muscles that have been dormant for some time.
Or ‘chakaweyo’ - whatever tickles your funny. Saying a funny word or making such a noise makes you feel humorous. It will make you laugh, even if it involuntarily, making you release built up stress and pressure in your body.
Do a Face Workout
Touch your nose with your tongue, then brush your teeth with your tongue and then pretend that you are chewing gum. No, I’m not promoting random facial expression to make you look silly at work, but these are simple face exercises to loosen up your muscles and give your face a boost.
Laughing really is the best medicine so just let lose! Sometimes we take work too seriously, stressing out about deadlines and office drama, but it is good to step back and just have a good laugh. This releases stress, helps with your energy level and makes you a happy, productive worker.
Not Jack Sparrow, Not Jack Black and not Jack in the Beanstalk but Jumping Jack. Yes, you read that right. Give yourself 2-3 minutes to bust out some jumping jacks to feel a quick energy kick. Exercise is one of the best ways to feel happy, so don’t hold back and be jack!