You’ve just had your lunch. You’re settling back into your office chair to tackle the rest of your to-do list.
Still feeling the momentum of your super-productive morning, you confidently dive into the next task on your list.
But about 30 seconds in, you hit a wall. Your eyes are heavy. Your head feels groggy. And you feel like you’re working (and thinking) in slow motion.
You’ve hit your afternoon slump.
If you’re like most people, your next step is heading to the coffee machine for a cup (or 3) of instant energy.
But more often than not, your coffee break leaves you feeling wired instead of focused, and your energy boost fades before you’ve had a chance to use it.
That’s why we’ve compiled 6 simple, coffee-free fixes for your afternoon slumps — so you can say “hello” to productive afternoons, minus the coffee guzzling.
First, let’s explore why afternoon slumps happen in the first place.