Post # 1
Every single day, I get back to my desk from lunch, and completely crash. Seriously, I feel brain dead, I can’t concentrate. It’s always the same time of day that I feel like this. From about 1-2 every afternoon, even when I’m not at work. I am so unproductive in the afternoon compared to the morning because I feel like I’ve lost all of my momentum.
I’ve tried eating lighter lunches so that I’m less full, I’ve tried drinking more water to stay hydrated. Short of a red bull, I don’t know how to fix the problem so that I can get in a decent days work! I literally feel like I can’t even keep my head up right now, but I’m getting 8 hours of sleep.
Anyone else have this problem?
Post # 3
Isn’t that what weddingbee is for? I used to have the same issue, but recenlty I started taking brisk walks during my lunch hour. It helps to break up the day, and it’s a great way to get some outside time and excercise.
Post # 4
Really?! I’m the opposite! However, I usually have foods that are concentrated to the senses other than just my taste buds. Today I had an orange dipped in tobasco sauce (seriously, try it) and the smell kick starts me right over again! 🙂
Post # 5
@firsttimemom: haha that sounds disgusting 🙂 I’ll just take your word for it. So you really have more energy in the afternoon? Seriously?! What’s your secret? (maybe something that doesn’t involve tabasco sauce lol)
@tinlizzleizzle: I wish I had time and space for a brisk walk, but being in heels and in a busy downtown area sounds a little treacherous. Ironically, being in the sun makes me super sleepy. I’m like a turtle on a log 🙂
Post # 6
I get like that, especially in the winter when I do not leave the office for lunch. I find that I feel best when I go for a walk on my lunch break. I’m not sure if it’s the sunlight or the exercise that helps… but being outside tends to perk me up.
Post # 7
@ktisthatbees: I’m the same way. I do eat very spicy stuff (not going as far as an orange dipped in tabasco though) and very concentrated flavors, I’ve taken walks, done everything but I get it too. Today’s a little different, came back, sat down in my chair and completely tensed up and it really doesn’t help the situation.
Post # 8
I drink lots of water and sometimes treat myself to an after lunch candy bar lol it gives me something to look forward to lol. Its hard stayin away after lunch!!
Post # 9
@ktisthatbees: It’s easier than you think. I work in downtown DC, so it doesn’t get much more busy and crowded than that. I keep a pair of flats at my desk and change.
Post # 10
Try to cut carbs from your lunch. It sounds hard, but I promise it made all the difference in the world for my “post lunch slump.” I used to eat a sandwich every day and would be exhausted after lunch. Now I try to eat non-starchy soup, salad, or meat and cheese roll-ups instead of a sandwich. (I still eat carbs for breakfast and dinner…) Try it for a few days and see how you feel!