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How to replenish our energy?

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Doing your best work requires focus and energy, but it’s hard to stay focused for eight hours straight.

How can you feel more energized throughout the workday?

  • Tailor your tasks to your energy. Most people are at their best in mid-morning and late afternoon.
  • Hence, organize your to-do list around these peaks and valleys.
  • Get up and move. Any kind of physical movement will boost your alertness and energy levels. Take a brisk walk around the block, climb some stairs, or stretch at your desk.
  • Meditate. Mindfulness exercises are a great way to engage in restoration during the day.
  • Don’t rely on caffeine. Rather than giving you more energy, coffee masks the effects of low energy levels. Use it strategically, instead of as a crutch.
  • Get more sleep. Studies have shown that being sleep deprived has the same impact on your brain as a couple of glasses of wine. The best way to improve your brain’s performance is to simply get more rest.


  • Excelling at work requires focus and energy. But it’s hard to sustain these for eight hours.
  • To refocus and reenergize during the day, people can tailor tasks to their energy peaks and valleys, periodically get up and move around, meditate, avoid using caffeine as a crutch, and get more sleep.

Applying in Our Lives

  • If you find it hard to sustain your focus and energy during a full workday, start handling your most challenging tasks during times of the day when you feel most focused and energized.
  • Periodically during your work day, get up and move around-take a short, brisk walk; stretch at your desk; or climb some stairs.
  • Try mindfulness and meditation exercises at several points during the day.
  • Resist any urge to rely on caffeine as a crutch; it masks the effects of low energy levels.
  • Set an earlier bedtime so you get the sleep you need to improve your brain’s performance.

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