Ready to take a nap at your desk? Don’t grab a coffee. Go for one of these pick-me-up snacks.
We’ve all had that feeling soon after a hearty lunch. You can’t stay focused, your energy level plummets, and you wish you possessed a warm blanket so you could curl up under your desk for a quick nap. But you have important things to do—like completing that project or leading a team meeting in less than an hour.
Afternoon fatigue can bury you. Sagging energy and raging food cravings are often placated with another cup of coffee and whatever refined sugar- and sodium-packed snack can be retrieved from the hallway vending machine. You might get a quick burst, but then it’s right back to the heavy eyelids in a half hour.