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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.