Tony Schwartz has written that “human beings perform best and are more productive when they alternate between periods of intense focus and intermittent renewal.”
Apply the HIIT (high intensity interval training) concept to your work day. After a period of high intensity productivity, plan to take a short break to recharge and rejuvenate.
In this approach, when you are working, you have no distractions, so turn off your phone. When you are on a break, be actively engage in having a break.
Check in with yourself periodically to see how your energy levels are going. Often the first sign is finding it hard to stay focused. You start to feel fatigued and start to notice stress and tension in your body. You get fidgety, restless and easily distracted.
Consider taking a short break to recharge.
Use essential oils, the breath and simple reflection for a quick and easy energy booster, without leaving your desk.