Keep yourself energized at work

by Aaron

For those of us who sit in a cubicle all day at work, it’s not easy to stay energized and 100% focused on the task at hand.

When I worked at Network Solutions a few years ago, I found that I was full of energy in the morning, but sluggish after lunch. This can affect your productivity and quality of work. After a few months, I learned to take control of the matter.

The key to staying energized has to do with the food you eat. There are two things to keep in mind: Never get hungry and eat healthy. If you eat something every 3-4 hours, you won’t get hungry and begin thinking about food. And that fattening food you eat at lunch, like grilled cheese sandwiches? It’ll make you tired. Try turkey and lettuce on wheat bread.

So if you’re tired of feeling tired, try changing your diet :)

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4 Responses to “Keep yourself energized at work”

  1. Neil on December 25th, 2007 1:25 pm

    Isn’t the tryptophan in turkey supposed to make you sleepy?

  2. Aaron on December 25th, 2007 1:38 pm

    Good topic for another day. That urban legend isn’t true:

  3. Anonymous on December 26th, 2007 10:28 pm

    6 small meals a day that still meet your daily caloric needs is the secret baby.

    No, that’s not entirely right. The Glycemic Index is the secret baby.

  4. Aaron on December 26th, 2007 11:34 pm


    That’s a great tip, actually. I’d heard about splitting your food intake into 6 meals a day, but never really understood why. If anyone else is interested, there’s a great little article about it here:

    The reasoning (and benefits) behind eating 6 meals a day

    The only problem is getting used to following that sort of regimen, since 99% of the other people around you are eating 3 meals a day.