Nothing’s worse than mental fog and fatigue, but we all seem to battle it. And if you reach for a coffee or soda, you’re only going to make it worse. The sugar and caffeine will help momentarily but keep the fatigue showing up for days, months, and even years to come as they burn out your adrenals.

So what can you do? Here are some natural ways to beat afternoon tiredness, without the side effects.

5 Ways to Overcome Midday Fatigue

Oxygen to the brain

Find a quiet place in your home or workplace that’s free from distraction, but not your bed. Turn on some relaxing music, read, or just sit in the stillness. Take one, then two, then ten deep breaths. This is your opportunity to oxygenate your blood cells and brain for better functioning plus increased energy!

Change it up

Sometimes doing the same repetitious actions make us tired. So change it up. Take a break to move your body, read a book, listen to music, and just live a little. What are the hobbies that make you come alive? How can you incorporate those things into those more sluggish hours?

Get Active

If you can go for a run or stop by the gym first thing in the morning, great! If not, make a plan to implement a small routine into your morning, so you at least set a pattern and habit to care for your mind and body. This will not only set up your day with energy but also affect the rest of your life.

Take an energy shower

Turn up the heat and let your muscles both relax and rejuvenate. Add menthol crystals to the shower steam as well to awaken your senses. Menthol crystals open up your bronchial passageways, allowing you to breathe deeper and get more oxygen to your brain. More oxygen to the brain means more clarity and mental peace. These crystals will add a great vibrancy to your day.

Fuel your body

Take time to eat a balanced meal. Give your body the fuel it needs and remember to drink plenty of water. Chinese medicine states that the morning meal is the fuel your body pulls from most, so be sure to get preventative and eat well at the start of the day.

Beat the afternoon dullness and reenergize your life. You don’t have to be tired anymore. Achieve a life of vitality and vigor.

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