GETTING ENERGIZED AT WORK
For people who work somewhere like an office, it is essential to get recharged and have the energy to keep working. Here are some activities that employees can do to be energized again.
Try doing some desk stretches to reverse that computer hunch.
Head outside and walk two laps around your block or building. Too cold outside? Get the same energizing effect by walking up and down a few flights of stairs.
Offer to go on a coffee run for the whole office. You’ll get the caffeine you need—plus some serious brownie points with your team.
Need to make some phone calls? Step outside or into the conference room and do them while walking back and forth. The combination of movement and chatting will be a boost of energy before you head back to your desk.
Take a quick, 15-minute nap (in your car or somewhere else where no one can see you). You’ll feel much more awake and ready to get back to the grind.
Find some inspiring stories to read to get you motivated and excited. These TED Talks are a great place to start and will get you revved up to do just about anything.
See if a cube-mate needs a break, too, and go grab a coffee or have a walking meeting. For bonus points, use the time to pick this person’s brain on something you’ve been thinking about, whether it’s dealing with a difficult client or going back to grad school.
Step outside and call your mom, dad, grandparent, sibling, or other family members just to say hi and see how the day is going. They’ll appreciate it.
Send a thank you note to someone who’s helped you out recently—your assistant who’s gone above and beyond or a co-worker who proofread a report for you. It doesn’t even have to be something big—in fact, bonus points if it’s not.
Take a few minutes to delete any apps you never use, sort your latest photos by event or date, and file apps in folders. Shift any apps you use daily on the front screen. And hey, why not update your background photo while you’re at it?
Still, there are many other things that you can do to have more energy and continue your work. Whatever they are you should do them to have fun at work.