How to Beat the Afternoon Slump

How to Beat the Afternoon Slump

There seems to be a particular time of the day that slows down most people and that is the 3 PM afternoon slump. A few hours after lunch, attention span slowly starts to fade, and enthusiasm and vigor begin to erode. This is our internal circadian biological clock regulating the timing of our energy levels throughout the day. These rise and dip at different intervals and drop significantly between 2 and 5 PM. Don’t despair. There are a few ways you can regain your focus healthily and productively. 

Go for a Walk

Physiology & Behavior journal published a study finding that short periods of physical activities like 15 minutes of walking rather than daily caffeine consumption is more effective in boosting energy levels. So, instead of reaching for a cup of coffee, go for a short stroll around the office or block to start the productivity flowing again. 

Avoid Sugar

For many, there is a connection between tiredness and sugar. Many studies have shown that people with fewer sleeping hours have a more significant number of cravings for sweets. However, sugar will cause your blood sugar to spike but then crash more problematic. So many instead reach for an energy drink that still has hidden sugar and artificial sweeteners. 

LivPur’s Energy has zero sugar and derives the revitalizing energetic burst from natural ingredients like Guarana, Green Tea Extract, and Ashwagandha, working harmoniously with amino acids like Taurine to give your body an intuitive way to energize.  

Turn on the Tunes

Music can increase concentration levels. This is also true when trying to beat the afternoon slump. Instrumental music without lyrics jumpstarts the brain faster. This type of melody tricks the brain into paying closer attention. 

Hydrate for Energy

The afternoon slump could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Having a glass of water could help. If you find regular water boring, try one of our Hydrate sticks. They come in a variety of delicious flavors that will hydrate you faster than drinking water alone. 

afternoon slump office clutterDigitally Reset

Once the refueling has occurred, it is time to refocus. First, clear out the clutter around you. Next, make sure your space allows you to focus on the task at hand. This could include closing all unnecessary browser tabs, ridding your workspace of distractions (like your phone), discarding the trash and doing a quick organization reset (cleaning up piles of notes or papers). 

Hopefully, these tips will help you refocus and champion every part of your day.


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