blogathon: 13 ways to crunch the energy crash!

canadian mental health associationmy fellow blogathonner from the strawberry ghetto was getting a little comatose earlier on. i know my energy is probably going to crash at some point later on so i thought i’d tell you what i know works in such situations (and if i’m with it enough, i might report later on how it worked for me)

  1. no sugar, alcohol or caffeine. these are artificial mood and energy altering substances. they’ll give you a temporary high and then you crash
  2. eat a little snack every two hours. make sure it contains protein. almonds are really good for this. i personally don’t like crunching on almonds so i have some hoummus, refried beans, boiled eggs and cheese on hand
  3. state changes! state changes! don’t stay in that chair for longer than 30 minutes. get up, move around!
  4. go for a quick brisk walk
  5. if you can, catnap. don’t do it longer for 15 minutes – otherwise you’ll feel groggy
  6. if you can’t catnap, lie down in a dark-ish room for five minutes
  7. have a shower
  8. do some quick yoga or tai chi
  9. dance
  10. clap your hands
  11. listen to upbeat music
  12. hug your significant other
  13. play with the cat

any other tips?

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  1. thanks, al – yes, green tea works for a lot of people. however, it still contains caffeine, and i’m terribly sensitive to it. no caffeine at all for me – not green tea, no mate, no chocolate.

  2. I’m awake!
    But will go for a shower now, soon….
    I keep wandering up and down the stairs…that seems to be helping…and trail mix earlier had helped too!

  3. thanks, sandra. that’s a good idea. many years ago, i saw a show about people who were quite old (80 and over) and who were still in very good health. one of the women advocated having a cold shower every day. for years after, my mother followed her advice, with great results!

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