Staying focused on Monday...and beyond

After the weekend, many of us trudge back to work on Monday already feeling tired instead of refreshed. If you are one of those people who has trouble maintaining your energy level on Monday afternoon or anytime for that matter, Redbook magazine gives a multitude of ways to keep your body and mind performing at a higher level. Here are a few of their tips-the article actually goes into more detail about the benefit of each one:

  • Eat every 3-4 hours
  • Fill up on fiber
  • Stay hydrated
  • Watch caffeine intake after noon
  • Vent your feelings
  • Turn on some tunes
  • Take belly breaths
  • Let go of grudges

I really like the summation given by the author near the beginning of the article. She said that the root causes of our lack of energy normally result from, "How we sleep, What we eat and How we cope emotionally with our problems." Kudos to Nancy Rones for such a timely article.