A steward’s job is not easy. You need a lot of energy in order to survive a day’s work. You cannot afford to be sickly, worn-out, drained or sleepy. You need all your energy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, you will find yourself feeling drowsy or exhausted. So, what do you do? How do you boost your energy in order to be more productive?
Productivity is important to any workplace. You need to maintain your energy in order to ensure your productivity. Otherwise, you will end up dragging yourself to work, forcing yourself to clean floors and wash dishes, all the while feeling miserable. Here are some tips on how you can boost your energy at work without drinking gallons of coffee and energy drinks.
Start Your Day Right
Start your day with a 10-20 minute workout. It need not be an exhausting big workout. You just need to do a simple workout that will help pump your blood and keep you going the entire day. Do not forget to eat a good healthy breakfast. Eat foods that will serve as fuel for your body.
Take Power Naps
Don’t underestimate power naps. A 10-minute power nap can give you one-hour worth of energy. Of course, you don’t want people to see you sleeping at work, but researches have shown that a brief but good power nap can help boost your energy for the rest of the day. Take a 20-minute power nap during breaks. There are establishments that actually set up a nap room for their stewards. Maybe you should consider doing the same.
Take a Break
If you find yourself yawning and generally feeling exhausted, you should consider taking a break. Go for a walk. It doesn’t matter what kind of weather you have – hot, cold, rainy – just take a walk and get your blood flowing. Leave your phone behind. Stretch, do a little jog, jump and take huge deep breaths.
First of all, you need to remove all your personal baggage. Your emotional baggage tends to drag you down. You will feel exhausted and tired all the time. Emotions used up energy. Negative emotions can be distracting. Get rid of these negative emotions and personal grudges. Learn to confront issues head on, but always make sure that you adopt a diplomatic and emphatic approach to all issues.
You need to get along well with your co-workers, so you won’t feel tired about going to work. Transmit good energy and vibes by helping out other stewards at work. Friendly overtures create a natural high and lots of energy in the workplace.
You can also get a quick energy boost by calling up a loved one or a friend for a very brief chat. Catch up or vent if you need to do so. This will help you reconnect with your friends and at the same time, relieve yourself of worries and frustrations. This is one of the most natural ways to boost energy.
Laugh and Have Fun
Do not take things too seriously. Yes, your job is exhausting. Yes, it’s not fun to wash dishes or mop floors, but do not take your tasks too seriously. Do them well, but do not let them rule your emotions and thoughts. These are just tasks. They are not your whole life. So, laugh and have fun. Laughter creates energy. It also creates endorphins that make you feel good. Look at some funny YouTube videos. Have a chat with colleagues and joke around. Just 15 minutes of this and you will boost your energy.
Love your job. If you can’t love it, then just learn to appreciate it. There is always someone out there who would kill to have your job. No amount of caffeine can help boost your energy if your listlessness stems from the fact that you are miserable with your job. So, learn to appreciate it. Life is short. Enjoy it.