Monday, March 12, 2012

Energy on a Monday...

Or lack thereof...

It's Monday. I have allergies and the pollen is killing me. My sleep is and out coughing and generally uncomfortable...
So here's some tips for all of us on a Monday.
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Get on your toes. If you're feeling sleepy at your desk, the best way to wake up your circulatory system is to roll up and down on your toes. As the blood starts flowing, more nourishing oxygen and glucose are transported throughout your body -- so you feel more energized.

Wear brighter colors.
This trick is related to the mood you project to people, and the reciprocating mood they project towards you. If you wear dark, somber colors, you project a dark, somber attitude, and people will respond to you with a somber attitude. If you wear bright, happy colors, you’ll get that attitude projected towards you, which will boost your own mood and energy levels.

It’s fun, it’s harmless (keep it innocent), and it’s effective. Nothing quite gets the heart pumping like a little flirting.
(Not one of my own preferred energy getters but it sounded fun!)

Sniff some citrus.
In addition to the Vitamin C, citrus scents (like orange, lemon and lime) stimulate alertness. So lather on some of that lemon scented lotion. (I use a sunburst tangerine lotion)

Purge low-value tasks from your to-do list.
If you have a ridiculously long to-do list that is impossible to get all the way through, you’ll feel tired just thinking about the to-do list. If you want to actually cross off tasks from your to-do list, you’ll need to throw out the crap tasks that you don’t want/need to deal with. Either delegate those tasks, move them into a second “nice but not critical” list, or just admit that they’re probably never going to get done and move them to the “maybe/someday” list. Shortening your to-do list to just the most critical, must-do tasks will give you the “energy” to start knocking out those tasks.

Dress up.
Feeling better about yourself has a magical way of giving you more energy. Put just a tad more effort into looking your best for work, and you’ll get compliments from coworkers that will make you feel better — and make you a perkier, more energetic worker bee.

Have a laugh.
Laughter is great medicine for exhaustion. Make sure you laugh regularly to keep your mood up. Seek out funny people or subscribe to a daily email joke. I like the website dear blank please blank for a quick smile. What’s your favorite quick funny pick-me-up?

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I hope you enjoyed a few tips to perk up your Monday! 


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