The Best Trick To Boost Your Energy In The Afternoon

The Best Trick To Boost Your Energy In The Afternoon
Carly Jacobs
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ave you ever accidentally had a micro sleep at your desk in the afternoon? I had a doozy once where I nearly ripped an earring out of my ear. That was bad. If you’re lacking in sleep and you need to slam through an afternoon of work, here’s the best trick to boost your energy in the afternoon.

My partner and I both work from home which means that we work weird hours and sometimes we have to power through projects if we’re on tight deadlines. Normally I’m against this because I think it’s important to make sure that your to-list is manageable but when you’re up to your eyeballs in client emails, sometimes you just need to do whatever it takes to get shit done.

boost your energy in the afternoon

One afternoon years ago we were both at risk of majorly flagging in the afternoon and we couldn’t decide whether or not to have a nap or a coffee. We’d both been reading a lot of literature about sleep patterns when we figured out the magical answer was both. We’ve dubbed this the Espress-Wooze. (For more information on woozing click here).

The Method 

1. Drink a coffee
2. Lie down immediately for a 20 minute nap

The Madness

It takes your body about half an hour for the first effects of a caffeine hit to kick in which means that as you’re waking up from your refreshing nap, your coffee will kick in and give you an energy boost. You’ll be both rested and pumped after your micro-sleep.

We’ve been using this little emergency pick me up for years and it’s an absolute life saver when you’re in crisis mode. This is also a killer move if you’ve got to go to a party and you’re really not feeling it. Slam an espresso, lie down for a quick kip and you’ll be party ready in no time. Bonza.

Note: If you work in an office the best option is to grab a takeaway short black, slam it, then have a sleep in your car, under a tree or in an empty office. Don’t forget to set your alarm!

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Do you have a secret pick me up for afternoons when you’re feeling a bit shit? Would you try an Espress-wooze?

 

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22 Comments

  1. Tahlia Meredith 5 years ago

    What an intriguing idea! Thanks Smags 🙂

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      I literally did this yesterday and I was like ‘Holy shit that’s an amazing blog post idea! Thanks Express-wooze!’

  2. ok this sounds crazy but I believe you. I’m going to give this a go today as my list is long and I need to get it all done x

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      This is the actual best thing in the world. Tell Jim it works really well if you have you have a hangover and you need a quick pick me up before getting back on the booze again.

  3. KellyNH 5 years ago

    May have to try this in my car in the arvo as I don’t think I could pull it off at my desk. As a plus my car is toasty warm in the sun :o)

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      Car naps are the best. It’s the one thing I really miss about working from home. Legit.

  4. Julie @memybestandi 5 years ago

    GEEEEENIUS! I love a powrnap but the groggy peeling yourself away from the bed pains me, not after a coffee though- week!

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      It’s the actual best thing. I feel one coming on for this afternoon!

  5. Tessa 5 years ago

    This is so creative! Two of my favourite things combined – think I may need to give this a whizz….just got to find myself a tree in the city first – its harder than you think x

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      It totally works. I’m planning on slamming an espresso wooze soon actually!

  6. Madness… but I love it!

  7. sassydrcil 5 years ago

    yeah I do that too. Love it.

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      How good is it? I do it on planes sometimes too if I need to be super sparkly at the other end!

  8. emmabovary 5 years ago

    oh wow, this sounds amazing I love that! Filing that away in my to-do list

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      It’s PERFECT for teachers in that 3.30 kids are gone but you need to perk up and mark some assignments time!

  9. Elise 5 years ago

    As a new mum this appeals to me no end! Thanks ????

  10. D. 5 years ago

    I really used to enjoy your blog, but now there are way more lifestyle-coach-how-to posts. They are not bad, but I preferred it when it was more casual. Now I can actually feel it in your writing that you are doing this as a job.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      Hi D, thanks so much for the feedback – I really do appreciate you taking the time to comment. Would you mind letting me know specifically the type of content you like to see on Smaggle? I’ve been blogging for 7 years and have gone through lots of different content phases based on what readers like/share/comment on so I’m always open to hear feedback. 🙂

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