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The afternoons are the hardest for me. The coffee has worn off, I’ve eaten lunch, I most likely have been sitting most of the day at my computer working on on tasks and marking off my list. And at this point of the day… My brain fog really kicks in! And I can’t seem to crank out any work!
Are you the same way? I get so frustrated with my afternoon slump. And I don’t want to always turn to another cup, ahem, pot, of coffee for a caffeine fix to push me through.
I have been trying a few recommended tricks to get my brain back in focus and thinking clearly so I can accomplish that never ending To-Do list!
Here are some ways I boost my afternoon Vibe:
I really believe that this generation of humans has forgotten the power of the sun and fresh air. I forget so often that there is a whole source of energy right outside the door that I can tap into.
I have been trying to take 10-15 minutes to go outside and take a quick walk. If I am at home with my girls I will go outside and push them on the swings in the backyard or kick a ball with them. They don’t have to be asked twice if they want to go outside. They love it!
The fresh air and sun really boost my vibe and give me a nice pick-me-up.
BONUS: I get to spend a little extra time with just my girls and they get a little more worn out for an easier nap time!
Do 5 minutes of Yoga Stretches
I’m not always able to get outside for fresh air and to play with my girls. If there is bad weather, I will stand up and do 5 minutes of yoga stretches. Obviously, I don’t usually have my yoga mat out for this. It’s not about doing the poses perfectly, but about stretching your body and doing lots of deep, intentional breathing.
Chew a Piece of Trident VIBES Gum
Studies have shown that chewing a piece of gum while working helps with memory and focus. I have to agree with this!
I can see a huge difference in my focus when I pop a piece of my favorite Trident VIBES gum. Ooh La Lemon & Spearmint Rush are two of my favorites!
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Chewing gum gives me a rush of flavor without the calories of snacking on what would mostly likely be a really salty or bad-for-me snack that I would grab (I.e. chocolate).
The rhythmic chewing helps with concentrations and keeps your body in movement. This gum really adds the oomph. It has a light, crispy coating with a soft, chewy centre. I really love that it continues to release extra pops of flavor as I chew.
Trident VIBES Gum has been a game changer for me boosting my afternoon vibe!
Light a candle or turn on a diffuser
This is my last tip to boost your afternoon vibe. Change up the smell!
Light your favorite candle or turn on a diffuser with an invigorating oil like Citrus or Lemon.
New smells stimulate the senses which in turn will help stimulate the brain and get rid of the brain fog. I really love fresh smells in the afternoon. It brings in new sensations and makes my head ready to tackle the rest of the To-Do list!
I hope you will give a few of these tips a try the next time you feel your vibe going down. I have strategically placed a few extra Trident VIBES in the car, my purse, and at my desk to remind me that I can get all the things done!