Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: We can be quite productive much of the day, but sometimes there’s an afternoon ‘slump’. How do you power through the lull in energy when you absolutely need to get something done?
Lisa J. Jackson: It amazes me that some days I can zip right along and never even yawn. Other days, around 2:00, I feel like I physically hit a wall and need a nap. Power naps are fabulous for re-energizing, but not always an option when a deadline looms, or when working in a cafe or other location! When I need to shake off the cotton fog, a cup of green tea, an iced coffee, or some type of snack such as apple and peanut butter clears the cobwebs and let’s me keep being productive. A quick 10-minute walk outside in fresh air also works wonders. (A 5-hour energy drink might also do the trick, but I’ve never had one and figure it would keep me awake for days instead of a few hours!)