How To Stay Fresh Throughout The Day

How To Stay Fresh Throughout The Day

You have tons to do, and you are already exhausted and feeling stressed. You are pushing through your day trying to get everything done, and you feel depleted. Here are some ways that can help you feel mind/body fresh and help with energy levels throughout your hectic day.

You have tons to do, and you are already exhausted and feeling stressed. You are pushing through your day trying to get everything done, and you feel depleted.  Here are some ways that can help you feel mind/body fresh and help with energy levels throughout your hectic day.

First, close your eyes and take a quick break.  It is an easy way to get calm and focused. If you work in an office and are lucky to work for a company that has nap rooms and snooze-friendly policies, take advantage of that and get in a quick power nap.  If you can’t do that, take a break to stretch and allow that blood to flow.  You can stay seated at your desk/chair, extend your legs and reach towards your toes.  

If it is a sunny day, try to get outside and get some of nature’s sunshine vitamin. The sun always lifts your spirits and boosts the body’s vitamin D supply.  When you are outside, try not to have any of your tech devices with you; do yourself a favor and take a tech-free break.  If you can’t get outside, look out of the nearest window.  Some of the time staring at nature is more relaxing than your screen.  

Pump up the volume. Listen to your favorite song or soothing sounds that will uplift your mood.  Eat protein to increase your energy and alertness. Some good ones that are easy and on-the-go favorites are mixed nuts, fresh fruit or a protein bar.  Eating some dark chocolate (in moderation) is good for mind/health and they are packed with antioxidants and natural stimulants that increase focus and can enhance your mood.  I am always chewing gum, and was happy to hear that chewing gum is a quick way to reduce stress.  Just a few minutes of chewing can reduce anxiety levels.  

If you live at your office like I do, I have a drawer filled with some pampering items such as fresh wipes and my favorite scents, so I can take a break and freshen myself up.  I also always have a variety of moisturizers at my desk. It is a quick way to freshen up and smell fresh any time.  Hydrating face sprays are a great pick-me-up.  They help refresh and revive your tired face and provide a hydration layer on your skin.  Refreshing your mouth by brushing or using mouthwash will not only make your mouth feel more refreshed but freshen your breath.  If you spend a lot of time at the keyboard, a quick DIY hand massage releases tension from your hands, and the soothing scents help take away the stress.  

Outside the office, my all-time favorites are to cuddle with a pet or your favorite person that puts a smile on your face.  They say that laughter is the best medicine and I agree, and it also boosts your immune system.  Some of the time, you just need to step back and give your mind and body a much needed break.  

Now go on and get your mind/body fresh on!

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3 Comments on this Post

  1. I liked your article but whats a hydrating face spray.i may have one by evian but its just water

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    • Thank you Tiffany – yes Evian is a good one and I have found some others by SK-II and Fresh that have aromatic floral waters. Hope that helps. Dawn

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    • Dawn DePhillips

      Thank you Tiffany. Yes Evian is one that is just water but refreshes, and there are others that have minerals and aromatic floral waters. You can also make your own by using water and an essential oil of your choice to a small spray bottle and the oils will help hydrate. Hope that helps. Thanks Dawn

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