Most of us have day jobs.
9-5 jobs some would say.
And you probably know how tiring and draining the days can get.
When Fridays come by, we’re all barely surviving the workweek.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
What if you could work and produce just as much without feeling drained?
All we have to do is understand how the body functions.
Then come up with an easy plan to follow.
There are 3 important points to note about the human body when it comes to work and focus.
The first important point is that the human body isn’t designed to be stationary for long periods of time.
Movement was key and necessary to the survival of the human race as our caveman ancestors had to move frequently to hunt for food and to run away from predators.
The second is that the body needs sufficient water to function at its best and avoid fatigue.
70% of the human body is made up of water so ensuring that you have enough of it guarantees that your body is operating at it’s fullest potential without the need to fuel it with stimulants such as coffee and energy drinks.
And the third point to take note of is that the body thrives on routine.
This is why we’re being told to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day.
Now with all this in mind, what’s the solution to working without feeling drained then?
Work in short bursts.
This means working intensely for a relatively short period of time, then taking a break.
It’s up to you to decide how long you want each ‘work sprint’ to last.
But it has to be under an hour.
That’s just the first part – the work sprint duration.
The more important part is what you do during your break.
Because it influences how your next work sprint is going to be like.
We overlook the importance of having a productive break ‘routine’.
Ideally, your break should consist of movement and hydration.
These two will bring you the most bang for your buck when it comes to recharging your body for the next sprint.
So go ahead and do some jumping jacks, push-ups or take a short walk for movement.
Then get some healthy fluids in your body by drinking water, juice or even tea for hydration.
Following this ‘protocol’ will address all the important points we need to take note of when it comes to working productively without feeling drained.
You’ll be more than ready for every work sprint ahead of you.