Your alarm goes off in the morning, and you’re ready to—go back to sleep. But it doesn’t have to be that way. From the moment you wake up to the mid-afternoon slump all the way through the evening, you can take steps to feel more energized.
The choices you make, from what you eat to what you do—and don’t—drink (good news for coffee drinkers, not so much for winos) to whether you watch TV in bed can affect how rested you’ll feel each day. Translation: You need to fuel yourself in order to be productive at work all day long.
So go ahead, pat yourself on the back for what you’re already doing; and even if you’ve already broken a rule or two, there are enough here that I bet you could find at least one new habit to incorporate into your day to have more energy. (Hello, avocados!)
Infographic by Erin Toland courtesy of Elle.com. Photo of energized runners courtesy of Shutterstock.
Sara McCord most often writes about making a better professional impression. She's been published on Mashable (where she was a regular career contributor), as well as Forbes, Newsweek, TIME, Inc., and Business Insider. A Staff Writer/Editor for The Muse, Sara has experience managing programs; recruiting, interviewing, and referring job applicants; building strategic partnerships; advising executive directors; and supporting a national network of volunteers. See more of her writing on her website or follow her on Twitter @sarajmccord.More from this Author