How to Beat the Midday Slump

No matter your career, we can all agree that mid-afternoon is the hardest part of our day. This is when our energy begins to fail us, and distraction takes over. We have all fallen victim to the afternoon slump, but luckily, our management team at Grizzly Sales Force has discovered proven methods to help you bounce back and finish the workday strong. We have put together a list of our favorite tips and hope they can help you boost your energy and increase your end-of-the-day productivity.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Take a break from the office and enjoy your lunch outside. It is essential to give your brain a rest and take in the fresh air. Time your lunch period so that you can eat and then enjoy a leisurely walk; this will help keep down the amount of melatonin your body produces and give you a much-needed vitamin D boost. Use this healthy, daily habit to increase energy and lift your mood.  

Take a fifteen-minute brain break

Take fifteen minutes every afternoon to clear your mind and relax! Taking a brain break allows you to refresh your mind and replenish your mental resources, enabling you to stay energized, stress-free, and productive as your day comes to a close.

Clean your desk and clear out your inbox

We all know that clutter is a distraction! Your space should be as organized as your mind needs to be. Take ten minutes out of your day to clean up your desk space, organize your afternoon, and clean out your inbox. These are mindless tasks that require little concentration but will supply an abundance of energy.

Eat one square of dark chocolate

You heard us right! Snacking on one square of dark chocolate is a healthy opportunity to give yourself a little extra boost in the afternoon.

Dark chocolate provides fiber, magnesium, and caffeine.

Don’t miss out on a chance to treat yourself to a delicious snack while also providing your body with the ingredients needed to boost its energy. Grab you some ASAP!

Dance party

Did you know that energy is contagious? Our team at Grizzly Sales Force loves to work together to increase mid-day productivity, which means afternoon dance parties. Put on your favorite high-energy song and let loose for ten minutes. We promise you will return to work feeling energized and ready to tackle your goals. While silly, you’ll be surprised how beneficial letting loose can be!

We all want the same thing at the end of the day: to hit our goals and to feel accomplished. That will not happen if we allow ourselves to get stuck in an afternoon rut. It is crucial to find out what methods work best for you and your schedule. Whether that is dancing to your favorite tunes, eating a high-energy snack, or taking ten minutes for yourself, you have to make a conscious choice every day on how you spend your energy reserve. We hope these tips lead you in the right direction and allow you to get the most out of your workday. From our team at Grizzly Sales Force, have a happy, relaxed, and productive afternoon!