Regardless if you work in an office, work outside, or work from your home, we can agree that it takes a toll on the body’s energy throughout the day. 98% of us work a standard 9-5 job and spend 8 hours of our day getting tasks done and only breaking for lunch. As the day progresses, our level of alertness and productivity steadily declines. Unfortunately, our bodies weren’t designed to produce continuous energy throughout the work day. BUT, what if there was a way that you COULD create sustained energy throughout the day? What if you felt the same way when you left work as you did when you started the day? If you’d like to learn simple ways to reduce stress, increase productivity, and get through a typical workday with ease, keep reading.
We’ve been conditioned to eat three times a day and break during lunch. If this has been your recipe, you’ve probably suffered from the symptoms above. The reality is that our bodies need constant energy sources throughout the day in order to be efficient. If you go more than three hours without eating, your body starts going after your energy reserves, creating more tax on the body and making you feel sluggish. The quickest way to fix this is to eat smaller meals several times a day. By eating 5-7 times a day, you’ll create constant energy. You will always be alert. Combine that with exercise at least five days a week and you’ll have so much energy you won’t know what to do with yourself! When I followed this program for 50 days, my energy levels went through the roof. Not only that, I was able to sleep better and get more work done at the office in less time. This also meant I got to spend more time with my fiance, and she was DEFINITELY happy about that.
If you are still struggling with this concept, here is a great way to start. Take the three meals a day you are currently eating and split the meals in half. Then, eat the first half of your meal at the normal time, and eat the other half 2-3 hours later. I’m not promising that it will work right away, but some studies show after three weeks of consistency it will become a habit. Good habits become great behaviors that lead to phenomenal results.