Afternoon Slump

Do you find yourself becoming less productive in the afternoon? The mid afternoon slump can hinder your work effort and be troublesome in the workplace. However, we have compiled a few ideas to allow you to power through your afternoon, or at least rejuvenate.


  1. Move: If you have a company gym, use your lunch break to get a good workout in. Afterwards you will feel ready to conquer the afternoon. If you aren’t so lucky, stretch or take a walk. Even this small break away from your computer will do amazing things for your energy levels (not to mention eyes).

  2. Eat: Have a high protein snack like nuts or carrots and hummus to stay alert.

  3. Listen: Play upbeat music while you work or go and see your coworker instead of emailing them. The latter provides a break from your desk and sometimes face-to-face discussions are more beneficial than lengthy email chains anyways.

  4. Hydrate: Drink water throughout the day, and if you really need an afternoon pick-me-up, try green tea. It is super healthy and has less caffeine than coffee, so it’s perfect for those who want a good night’s sleep.