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13 Simple Ways To Help You Power Through Your Afternoon Slump

Work is demanding, and it’s easy to crash in the afternoon. The new Javiva Blended iced coffee drink from Peet’s Coffee is here to help give you the refreshment you need to power through the day.

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1. Do a quick 15-minute workout at your desk.

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A few quick exercises can help with productivity and will release endorphins to make you feel happier.

2. Or even just a couple of stretches to help your blood flow.

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This will help to loosen up your body and your mood and prevent you from getting sore.

3. Shamelessly rock out to your favorite song.

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Listening to music affects your heart rate, so jamming to an uptempo song can help to seriously jazz you up and stay awake and alert!

4. Find a standing desk to work at.

Using a standing desk at some point during the day has serious health benefits, and the change of scenery will help you to wake up and stay moving.
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Using a standing desk at some point during the day has serious health benefits, and the change of scenery will help you to wake up and stay moving.

5. Drink water.


Dehydration can cause fatigue, so curb you ZZZs with delicious H2O.

6. Take a break and chat it up with an old friend. / Via BuzzFeed Video

Write them an email, shoot them a text, or give them a quick call. This will help to elevate your mood, show them you care, and allow your brain to take a breather before tackling the rest of the day.

7. Go head-to-head with a co-worker in an online game.

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If you feel like you've reached a slump, chat up a co-worker and go head-to-head in a card game, sports game, or whatever you feel like. Just a bit of gameplay can wake you up and help improve your memory and problem solving!

8. Take a quick 15-minute nap. (Seriously.) / Via

Napping can restore alertness, prevent burnouts, heighten your senses, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

9. If you can't nap, take five minutes to focus or meditate. / Via

Even five minutes can help reduce anxiety, boost creativity, and help you focus.

10. Gossip with a co-worker IRL.

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It's important to change your scenery so your brain can reset.

11. Go a little nuts. (Well, eat nuts...)

Nibble on some nuts or another high-protein snack to give you a little boost.

12. Look away from your computer every 20 minutes.

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Straining your eyes can make you feel tired. Follow the 20-20-20 rule to avoid falling into slumber land.

13. Get away from your computer and go outside.

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This can help improve your short-term memory, give you energy, improve your concentration, and make you feel better overall.

Refresh with a Javiva from Peet's Coffee, the new blended iced coffee drink that will energize your day.

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Peet’s makes their drinks with fresh, bold, delicious coffee so they’re guaranteed to give you a satisfying delicious boost.