A big thank you to Bausch + Lomb for sponsoring this post. I am working with Bausch + Lomb this year.Everyone is familiar with the 3 PM feeling: your eyes start drooping, you find it hard to concentrate, and you feel an overall lack of energy. Sometimes the 3 PM feeling happens at 8 AM, 11 AM, or pretty much all day. There are small things that you can do to look more alert and feel better throughout the day. Here are my 4 favorite tips:
1. sleep better
Try to keep a consistent sleep schedule and go to bed around the same time every night. Eliminate caffeine 6 hours before you head to sleep for the effects to wear off and definitely don’t use your phone in bed. It’s so hard, but studies show that avoiding technology (specifically blue light) has a direct correlation with better sleep quality.
2. work out first thing in the morning
When you work out first in the morning, you are stimulating metabolism and your hormones are circulating through the body at their peak level. This means that you will have more energy and feel a lot more accomplished! Sometimes heading to the office after a workout can mean you need a quick refresh so jump in the shower, grab a coffee, and grab LUMIFY™ redness reliever eye drops. LUMIFY helps eyes appear brighter, whiter and more naturally radiant. It’s the perfect product to help reduce occasional eye redness from waking up early for your morning sweat sesh. People will always notice your red eyes first so use LUMIFY to help make sure they look radiant and refreshed for the day. It’s a new formula that’s never before been available OTC for $14.99 USD (2.5 mL bottle) – 75 drops and $25.99 USD (7.5 mL bottle) – 225 drops. It works in 1 minute with results that last up to 8 hours. (Individual results may vary, use as directed.) For more information about LUMIFY, visit their website at www.LumifyDrops.com.
3. take a lap
It probably seems like the last thing that you want to do, but taking a walk around the block is one of the quickest routes to feeling more energized. A brisk 10-minute walk can increase energy for up to two hours, sometimes that’s all you need to get through the day. I like to take conference calls while moving OR catch up with coworkers over a quick walking meeting.
4. drink sparkling water
I’ve never been a fan of sparkling water, it seemed a little extra to me. I didn’t understand why we needed to add carbonation to water when it seems just fine without the bubbles. But when you are in the middle of an energy crash, pairing the no-calorie drink with something that fizzles is exactly what you need. My favorite flavors are Lemon & Cranberry. So good.
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