Long office hours make you tired and bored which makes you sleepy and lack of energy which makes you go for a coffee.
But caffeine drinks offer only a short-term solution, here are some healthy caffeine free tips that you may try to stay alerted and focused in office.
Office exercise to keep blood flowing
Try to leave your work space for some time, a 20-minute walk can boost your energy levels. While you can also try some low impact exercise in office like desk squat, bending your knees, desk push ups.
Maximize your exposure to light – walk outside
The greater the exposure to the light greater alert you feel, open the shades to get fresh sunlight or step outside for a walk to get fresh air and sunlight. This will change the environment which makes you sleepy and tired and you will feel refreshed and boosted.
Consume healthy food that is high in protein and healthy fat that provide you energy throughout the day. Eat a lot of carbohydrates and protein along with leafy greens and fruits which will contribute to improved brain function and alertness.
Scheduled breaks give your eyes a rest
Your eyes are staring at computer screen for hours they are the one who is tired most, so try to give your eyes break after every 20 minutes. If you don,t give your eyes a break you will result in a headache, tired and sore eyes.
The best solution for eyes frequent break is 20-20-20 rule that means peels your eyes away from the screen after every 20 minutes will keep your eyes focused and healthy.
Involve your ears
Listen to some music while you work can make you stay active and alert, you can plug in the earphones if it is uncomfortable for others in the office.
Grab a pen and a paper and write down whatever come to your mind, it will help you to clear your mind of your thoughts and regain focus.
Proper hydration to the body is must, dehydration will make you tired and sleepy. Keep a bottle of water always at your desk and sip it at regular intervals.
Laugh at something
Laughter is an instant stress buster, so go and engage yourself in conversation with others, crack jokes, or watch some funny videos.
Splash cold water
When nothing works just go to the washroom and give your face a splash of cold water, it will regulate your body temperature and keep you alert.