Everyone experiences fatigue at some point in their working life, but this is even more likely when you are out of your usual routine and working from home. Fatigue can seriously impact your ability to progress, as your quality of work is unlikely to be up to scratch. The day will also go much quicker for you when you are alert and energised. So, here are some simple ways you can give yourself an energy boost to help beat your fatigue!
Get Into A Good Sleep Routine
When you no longer need to wake up really early for your commute, it might be tempting to go to bed late and then roll out of bed ten minutes before you start work in the morning. Yet, this really won’t set you up well for the day.
Aim to be in bed and off your phone by 10:30pm and perhaps read for half an hour before going to sleep at 11pm. Then, if you wake up at 7am you will have had 8 hours sleep and you will still have plenty of time for a good morning routine. You will feel so much more energised for the entire day by sticking to a good routine.
Exercise Before Work
In order to feel awake throughout the day, try exercising before work. This might be a weights session, yoga, a run, or a long walk. Exercising releases hormones that energise the body not only when you are working out, but for the rest of the day.
Exercising is also a massive stress reliever, so you will have time to clear your mind and go into your working day with more focus. The more you exercise, the more you will feel the benefits, so making this a part of your daily routine is one of the best things you can do for fatigue.
Have A Nutritious Breakfast
Another reason you might feel fatigued is if you aren’t fueling your body properly. Having a nutritious breakfast will set you up perfectly for the rest of the day so shouldn’t be skipped, especially if you have exercised.
Go for porridge with cinnamon, a banana, a multivitamin tablet, and a cup of green tea. This will help you to recover from exercise and give your body the boost it needs to get through the day.
Wear Something Other Than Pyjamas!
Whilst it might be tempting to wear casual clothes when you are working from home, this could be making you feel more tired. Change out of your pyjamas and try jeans and a smart top. Save your onesies, women’s loungewear and men’s full tracksuits for after work! Changing into a new outfit and changing out of it at the end of the working day, will provide some separation between work life and home life, which should make you feel more motivated and awake.