There’s something about working eight hours a day that leaves most people feeling exhausted.
Whether it’s staring at a screen or dealing with demanding customers, a day at work can leave you unmotivated to do anything else.
How are you supposed to cook dinner, meet your friends, or even read when all you feel like doing is slipping into your PJs and binge-watching a Netflix series?
You’re not the first (or last) person to wonder how to get things done after work. Drinking enough water and eating healthy aside, there might be other ways to boost your energy in the evening, after all.
Skip the coffee and try banana instead
Everyone knows the stimulating effects of caffeine, but if you don’t want to spend the entire night tossing and turning, chugging espresso after work is probably not a good idea.
Bananas are a fantastic source of carbohydrates, natural sugar, and vitamins, all of which help boost your energy levels.
Workout in the morning
Waking up earlier to exercise doesn’t sound too appealing, especially in the dead of winter. However, a morning workout can actually help increase your energy levels for the entire day. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous, either.
Take a power nap
If you’re so tired the thought of doing anything else makes you wince, consider taking a power nap after work. Even a 20 to 30 minutes nap will help revitalize and make you feel fresh. However, be sure to set the alarm to prevent oversleeping.
Otherwise, you’ll not only wake up feeling groggy but can disturb your sleeping pattern, too. If you can find a quiet space on your lunch break, napping earlier in the day (before 3 pm) is also better if you’re worried about ruining your nighttime sleep.
Try a different work schedule
A 9 to 5 workday doesn’t suit everyone. If your schedule doesn’t feel right and you have an understanding boss and a job that doesn’t require that you work set hours, consider testing out different shift patterns.
Keep moving and accomplish “mini-tasks”
No matter how tempted you are to plop down in front of the TV or laptop when you get home, keep moving.
If you want to work out, try to hit the gym right after work, without stopping by home first. And if you’re having a hard time convincing yourself to tackle your chores or get started on a project, try breaking down the task into a “mini-task.”
Schedule a doctor’s appointment
If none of the above help and you’re still feeling as tired as ever after a day’s work, it might be time to see your doctor.
I hope these 5 ideas cum tips will help you feel energetic after your job. Do let me know your valuable feedback below in the comments.