How to Stay Professionally Replenished

by Sep 8, 2020

Welcome back! After the long weekend, we know you’ll be returning to your work renewed and replenished. Which is why we want to help you harness that feeling, to discuss ways to increase your energy and your positivity in any workplace. Speaking of studying up, the scientific methods from the pros below are surefire ways to restore your energy not just when you have a day off of work but each and every day. Keep these methods in your back pocket for whenever you’re feeling blue or under the weather–and be sure to share them with your colleagues! 


We love these three quick tips from Marcia Reynolds, Psy. D. at Psychology Today: “Stop and appreciate what you have right now, including what you have gained from lessons learned. Listen to some upbeat or calming music, or sing to yourself. Get up and go for a walk, even if you have to stay indoors. If no one is looking (or even if they are), do a little dance or just jump up and down moving your body in different ways. Movement is good to get the juices flowing.” You’ve already made it this far. So take a moment to stop and appreciate all it is that you’ve achieved, as well as all of the opportunities that you can look forward to. Music is also a great mood booster! Be sure to take advantage of your break time to listen to those tunes, though, as doing so on the clock can give your boss the impression that you’re not getting your work done. It could also prove distracting to your co-workers! And remember that your body is part of your workplace equation too, not just your mind. You can replenish your store of energy and give yourself a reboot by engaging in a bit of movement.


Ashley Stahl at Forbes also offers up a great, embodied way to keep feeling replenished in any professional environment: “Eat smarter. First things first. Don’t skip breakfast! Have a small meal at the very least to get your metabolism going. Then, throughout the day, practice mindful eating and listen to your body. If you need a snack, keep it well-balanced to avoid a mid-afternoon crash. Try something with equal protein and carbs to avoid blood sugar spikes (and drops). Also, don’t forget the magic of caffeine. There’s the right amount that can give you a boost but won’t lead to a major crash afterwards. Have one cup of 200mg or less mid-morning, and then a second cup in the PM when you need a pick-me-up, instead of two back to back.” Listen to your body throughout the day. Make sure you’re spacing out what it is that you’re consuming so that you can keep yourself continuously fueled rather than experiencing bursts of energy that aren’t sustainable. Much like how you’ll be harnessing the refreshed productivity you’ve been able to accumulate over the long weekend and doling it out throughout your week, strive to adopt that approach on a day to day basis. And whether or not you’re a fan of caffeine, make sure you’re staying hydrated! 


Checking in with yourself is key to these strategies. Don’t burn yourself out today just because you’re full of energy after the weekend! Regularly replenishing your supply of positivity so that you can maintain your productivity is a key strategy in approaching each day. Remember, this is a marathon and not a sprint! Maintain a steady pace and you’ll be able to do your best work every day. This will also ensure you’re a pleasant co-worker to be around, which will strength your workplace community. So make sure to follow these tips, and join us again tomorrow for our Wednesday Wellness: Replenish edition. 


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