Beating the Afternoon Slump

If you work a 9-5 office job like me, it’s uhm.. tough. Some people love the steady schedule, pay and routine. I, on the other hand, do not. So with that being said, staying focused when 3:30 rolls around is TOUGH. I think I’ve pretty much mastered it throughout the years. Check this out.

Peppermint + Lemon oils. Roll it, blend it, huff it. These oils are key for uplifting concentration. Add some lemon into a cup of hot tea. Sip it while you wrap the day up.

Creative time. We get so stuck in the daily day to day tasks that we forget to take a minute to be innovative. Take the tail end of the day to step away from your desk and jot down some thoughts or ideas you may have. I tend to do this throughout the day when they pop into my head. “How can you make this process better? What if we did this instead of that? What are our competitors doing and how can we do it better?”

Pop your earbuds in and put on your new favorite playlist. Maybe even create a new playlist! Anything to shut out the late afternoon convo and keep yourself busy.

Stay busy. The time will crawl if you throw your hands up and start playing on your phone. Ending up in the black hole we call social media is not going to get you a promotion.

Work on your to-do list. I create/review/edit my to-do list before I leave the office. This way I know what I covered for the day and I also know what I’m up against for the following day. I have such a visual personality so when I write my list it calms my anxiety and makes me feel accomplished. Get yourself a notebook that fits your personality and try it out.

Stand Up! Get yourself a standing desk. I start the day standing, then I sit, then I stand. Usually at the end of the day I’ll stand to get me through the friggin slump. There are some really cheap ones on Amazon. My Finds , under home.

 

Author: oilswinefine

I thoroughly enjoy vino, my friends, family, and my essential oils. Here you will find my random, scattered thoughts and obsessions on one website. Hopefully it is useful to you. Even if it isn’t, thanks for tuning in.

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