Every day has its challenges. Between conference calls, team meetings, answering emails, and meeting with clients, it can be hard to keep the same energy levels throughout the day. Some days, you might notice your energy tank is on low, but you still need to get through everything that needs to be done.
As the owner of an independent insurance agency, you can't always afford to give into that lack of energy and call it a day — although, it would be nice. A cup of coffee won't always do the trick, so you will need to resort to other measures to make it through the day.
Here are some tips to help you power through an energy crisis.
Sitting at your desk, looking at paperwork or with your eyes glued to your computer can make you sleepy. Moving around a bit will help you stay awake. Go for a short walk outside, feel the breeze in your face, and get the blood flowing. Natural light is excellent to enhance your mood. You can also stay in your office and do some stretches if you prefer that. This can help you keep going for another couple of hours.
Play Your Favorite Song
Doesn't your favorite song or favorite music, always make you happy? Playing something upbeat will also make you move, promote a feeling of happiness, and make you feel energized. It's hard to fall asleep when you are happy and having a good time.
Grab a Healthy Snack
Maybe you're feeling low because it's been a while since you last ate. You might not feel hungry, but your body could undoubtedly use a snack. Grab yourself a quick bite but stay away from starchy or sugary snacks. Those will kick up your energy levels for a second and then will make you feel tired again. Go for something healthy that offers a little protein and some complex carbs, like cheese and whole grain crackers or a banana with peanut butter. Your body will digest these slower, sustaining your energy for longer.
Allow Yourself to Take a Break
Sometimes, the only thing that will work is taking a break. Regardless of how many items are on your to-do list, you are not a machine. If your mind gets foggy, your productivity and your mood will take a hit, no matter how much you try to stay focused. Taking breaks is a good way to prevent that slump. One option is the Pomodoro technique. It's about working in segments of 25 minutes each and taking short breaks in between. This approach can help you avoid fatigue and feel refreshed throughout the day.