How To Stay Energised At Work

LIFESTYLE  |  September 27, 2017
  • Eat more fat for breakfast
    1 / 5 Eat more fat for breakfast

    No, we’re not talking about unhealthy fats. Instead, we’re talking about foods filled with omega-3 fatty acids and the like. Healthy fats provide the brain with the nutrients it needs to perform well throughout the day.

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  • Stop complaining
    2 / 5 Stop complaining

    It’s natural for people to dislike their jobs once in a while but if you’re starting to complain almost every single day, ask yourself if what you’re doing is benefitting you. A lot of the time, we complain because it feels good to be heard by the ones we love but doing so zaps our energy, especially when you’re constantly fixated on the negative.

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  • Surround yourself with positive people
    3 / 5 Surround yourself with positive people

    It doesn’t matter if it’s just one friend at work who you can rely on to cheer you up on a tough day. As long as you surround yourself with positive people, they will rub off on you and you’ll feel energised as a result of it.


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  • Try to stop overthinking
    4 / 5 Try to stop overthinking

    We all know that worrying and making assumptions often lead us to nowhere but to exhaustion and yet, we still do it. Remind yourself daily that worrying does nothing for you and learn to stop yourself when you feel like you’re about to overthink every time something goes wrong at work.

    (Also Read: 6 Things To Avoid For a Stress-Free Life)

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  • Take a proper lunch break
    5 / 5 Take a proper lunch break

    During lunch, give your mind a break and think about how delicious the food you’re eating is – basically, focus on appreciating the dish in front of you. Have a conversation with your colleagues, but try to avoid talking about work. Also, don’t check your emails during lunch as far as possible. Taking a stress-free lunch break will ensure you’re refreshed and energised to face the second half of the work day.

    (Also Read: Cassey Ho: 5 Stretches to Relieve Back Pain And De-Stress After Work)

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit for more.

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