5 Ways to Increase Afternoon Productivity

The morning is usually the most productive time of the work day. Once you’ve been up for an hour or so you are ready to work and work hard. The afternoon is the time you start getting a little burnt out and begin thinking about what you want to do that night after work. I have 5 ways that can help you to have a more productive afternoon.

Don’t rush: you work from 9 to 5 (usually) for a reason. You don’t need to get everything done in the beginning hours of the day so you can have a relaxing afternoon. This causes more harm than good, causing you to burn out. So pace your work throughout the day

Have a good lunch: Food is the source of energy, so the type of food you eat and the amount you eat can have a great effect on the rest of your day. Stay away from unhealthy food and eat a larger amount of food to make sure you have all the energy you need to have a productive afternoon

Walk around: Studies have shown that sitting at your desk all day is harmful to your health. The act of standing up makes your body interact with the forces of gravity, which is what produces beneficial health effects. Try to get up and walk around every hour and you will find the afternoon to be a breeze.

Get your 8 hours: Most people say they don’t need 8 hours of sleep to be able to function the entire day. Well, they have to be lying. Lack of sleep leads to less productive afternoons. When that 2:30 pm feeling comes around you’re going to wish you had that extra hour or 2 of sleep last night.

Socialize: Socializing is a part of human nature; we want to be around other people. If you spend your entire day cooped up in an office by yourself chances are you’ll end up longing for some social interaction. Spend some time going around the office and talk to others and you will find that your mood will improve, which in turn helps out with your productivity in the afternoon hours.

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