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January 5, 2009

How Does The Energizer Bunny Do It?

It's the first Monday of the new year. Come afternoon you may find yourself dragging in the post-holiday slump. According to Liz Reyer, some ways to combat afternoon fatigue include inner and outer strategies.

Inner:
Give yourself permission to take a break -- no, you're not a slacker if you take a break.
Keep an eye on your energy cycles -- know your peaks and valleys throughout the day.
Think critically about your lifestyle choices -- consider food, drink, and sleep habits.

Outer:
Get physical -- go for a walk or just get up from your desk and stretch.
Change gears in your brain -- puzzles and brain teasers are a nice short-term diversion.
Take a mini-vacation -- look at pictures or go to your happy place in your mind.
Self massage -- whether you rub your feet, ears, or press trigger points in your neck, this type of break can really reinvigorate you.
Power nap -- if you have the time and the place, 15 minutes of shut-eye can do a world of good.

Feel free to share how your recharge your batteries in the middle of a long day.

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Posted by linda at January 5, 2009 2:58 PM

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