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mid-af­ter­noon slump. It’s light, and some va­ri­eties – like sar­dine, mack­erel, trout, salmon and tuna – are full of DHA-rich omega-3 oil. Ac­cord­ing to Northum­bria Univer­sity, this health­ful com­pound pro­motes blood flow to the brain to keep you lively, and it also guards against de­men­tia and cog­ni­tive de­cline. PUNCHY SCENTS Do you feel more awake af­ter brush­ing your teeth? The smell of pep­per­mint has been shown to de­crease frus­tra­tion and im­prove alertness, pos­si­bly mak­ing you more chirpy in the morn­ing. Other fra­grances that also help in­clude cin­na­mon, cit­rus fruits, rose­mary and eu­ca­lyp­tus. RE­JU­VE­NAT­ING MAS­SAGES If you feel your lids get heavy dur­ing the next meet­ing, give your­self a dis­creet acu­pres­sure mas­sage. A re­port pub­lished in The Jour­nal of Al­ter­na­tive and Com­ple­men­tary Medicine shared that stu­dents who tried mas­sag­ing stim­u­lat­ing points, in­clud­ing the back of their neck and the top of their head, felt more fresh and wake­ful by do­ing this ex­er­cise.

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