You already know it’s going to be one of those days…the monumental amount of work is looming ahead of you, feeling like a weight on your shoulders. But, it’s time to buckle down and get to work. You are mentally geared up to crank out projects and tackle deadlines. Today, you’ve got to be at your best, your most effective.
The Three Best Times to Have a Coke on a Busy Day
- Motivation Coke – Indulge in a pre-work ritual to psych yourself up for an intensively productive day
- Take a Break Coke – Shift gears, gain perspective, and mentally unwind to refresh your energy level
- Accomplishment Coke – Reward yourself with a well-deserved treat
Energize your day with a little boost of caffeine to stay sharp and focused. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and acts as an antidepressant by elevating serotonin and dopamine levels.
Our bodies go through natural rhythms and cycles each day where energy and activities peak and then subside, but you don’t have time to get tired when you are in the middle of meeting a deadline. Whether you are kicking off your day or diving into a project right after lunch, you don’t want to hit a slump, so that’s the time for a Coke and a little extra motivation brought on by the energy-enhancing effects of caffeine.
Take a Break Coke
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Take a break. A couple of minutes of relaxation will actually boost your productivity when you get back in the flow of work. When there’s a lot to be done, taking a break does not mean you are shirking responsibility. Taking a break for a Coke means you are practicing self-care. Letting unhealthy stress build up over a long period of time can lead to chronic stress. Research has proven that it’s important to our health to take breaks to disrupt the body’s stress response cycle. After a break you will feel energized, creative, and you are more likely to be fully engaged with your work and relationships.
Have a Coke as a little reward for all the hard work you put in. Kick back and enjoy the sense of accomplishment. Sometimes having a treat waiting for you is an incentive to push through a finish a project. Our minds and bodies weren’t designed to max out every day, but small indulgencies help us celebrate when we reach our goals.