Tips for an en­ergy boost

It’s 3pm and your con­cen­tra­tion and en­ergy are flag­ging. Here are a few handy quick fixes to perk you up

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IT’S a feel­ing you prob­a­bly know only too well: the mid-af­ter­noon slump. That time of day when you find your­self zon­ing out at your desk, suc­cumb­ing to the temp­ta­tion to sink down a so­cial me­dia hole or head­ing for the vend­ing ma­chine for a sugar fix to get you through the day.

You can take com­fort from know­ing you aren’t alone: a re­cent sur­vey of Bri­tish of­fice work­ers found 2.55pm is the twi­light zone of pro­duc­tiv­ity. But push­ing through the dead zone is cru­cial if you want to max­imise your work day – and stay in your boss’ good books.

Here are sev­eral tips and tricks to try.

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