7 Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Here's what health-focused people are doing to get over the slump in the afternoon without resorting to that second (or third) cup of coffee...

1. Embrace power naps

A short, 20-minute power nap can work wonders for your energy levels and cognitive function. Find a quiet spot and set an alarm to keep naps brief, ensuring you wake up refreshed, not groggy.

2. Adopt the pomodoro technique

Breaking your work into 25-minute focused sessions, followed by 5-minute breaks, helps many people maintain high energy levels throughout the day. This technique keeps us motivated and prevents burnout, making the afternoon fly by.

3. Start a lunchtime walk routine

Midday exercise, like a brisk 15-minute walk, can increase blood flow to the brain and reduce fatigue. Make it a point to step outside, soak up some sun, and get your body moving to naturally to fight the afternoon slump.

4. Optimize your lunch

Consider revamping your lunch menu to include protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs. This balance sustains energy better than the heavy, carb-loaded meals that many of us have. After this change, many noticed that they're less likely to hit a slump and more likely to power through the afternoon.

5. Stay hydrated

Dehydration can lead to fatigue, so keep a water bottle at your desk to sip throughout the day. Adding a slice of lemon or cucumber can makes it more refreshing and encourages you to drink more, for keeping hydrated and alert.

6. Create an afternoon playlist

Music stimulates the brain, so why not curate an upbeat playlist to boost mood and energy? Listening to music while working helps you stay focused and productive, making the afternoon slump a thing of the past.

7. Taking Superoot every day

The electrolytes in Superoot help enhance your body's hydration (dehydration is a a main cause of the slump), while its natural roots—ginger, beet, maca, turmeric, ginseng—have been shown to improve mental clarity, stamina, blood flow, and immunity.

If you made it to #7 you’re ready to reclaim your afternoons!

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