7 Wellness Essentials That Will Elevate Your Afternoon

We’re all familiar with the dreaded afternoon slump. That crash that comes in between lunch and the end of the workday can be brutal and make you feel like just throwing in the towel for the rest of the day. But with a few proactive steps and some wellness essentials on hand, you can elevate your afternoon and end the day on a positive note.

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Peak and Valley “Nourish My Brain” Adaptogen Blend

Rather than reach for another cup of coffee in the afternoon, try an adaptogen latte or an herbal tea. This adaptogenic blend of maca root, ashwagandha, snow mushroom and lion’s mane mushroom is perfect for avoiding distractions during long meetings, powering through an afternoon of creative time or just helping you stay sharp.

 

Glass Mug

Keeping a cheerful mug on your desk for your afternoon cuppa makes it a special ritual that you’ll look forward to all morning long.

 

Stability Ball

Switch up your workspace for the afternoon by swapping out your desk chair for a stability ball. They help you stay concentrated and sitting comfortably to focus on the task at hand while your core and leg muscles are still fully engaged, which in turn leads to higher energy levels and increased productivity. 

 

Vagus Nerve Oil

The vagus nerve activates the body’s relaxation response and may help regulate stress. This uplifting oil may help induce a meditative state of consciousness while promoting overall relaxation and wellbeing.

 

The Good Patch B12 Awake

This handy little patch is packed with B12, caffeine and green tea extract to help reenergize when you hit that afternoon slump.

 

Retreat Essential Oil Blend

Diffusing this blend is an instant pick-me-up. Blended with grapefruit to brighten your mood, palma rosa to destress and eucalyptus to promote deep breathing, this oil is like hitting the reset button mid-afternoon.

 

3rd Ritual Earth Botanical Body Cream

This grounding blend of vetiver, pink pepper and rosewood is ideal for a mid-afternoon palm inhalation ritual. This aromatherapeutic technique is often employed as a transformative tool for self-soothing, as the sense of smell has a direct pathway to the limbic system, the part of our brain that governs emotion, memory and motivation.

 

Mini Exercise Bike

This mini bike is easy to store under your desk and perfect for your mid-day pick-me-up. It has a two-in-one design so you can switch up your exercise when you use this machine on a desk-level surface. Engage muscle groups in your upper body as you pedal forward with your arms. Nothing helps defeat that afternoon slump like getting the blood flow going!

 

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram