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.
Sara McCord is a freelance writer and editor, who most frequently covers the career beat. For nearly three years, she was an editor at The Muse, and she's regularly contributed career advice to Mashable. Her advice has been published across the web (Forbes, Newsweek, Fast Company,TIME, Inc., Business Insider, CNBC and more). Sara has experience managing programs; recruiting, interviewing, and referring job applicants; building strategic partnerships; advising executive directors; and supporting a national network of volunteers. Learn more and send her a note through her website, or follow her on Twitter @sarajmccord.More from this Author