Brrr, it’s cold outside! Now that we’re officially in November, we’re assuming the winter routine of bundling up both inside and out. Being bundled up, while toasty, is almost a little too lulling. When you’re wearing your favorite sweater and scarf or are working from home where the blankets on the bed are only a foot away, it’s easy to get sleepy. The answer to staying focused is not in a 5 Hour Energy either. Skip the soda and consider these five warm beverages your new wake-up call at the workplace!
1) Herbal Tea
We keep our office stocked with caffeine-free Good Earth and Celestial Seasonings teas. Both still pack a powerful punch, especially with the holiday season growing closer and teas flavored like peppermint candy canes and cinnamon apples arriving on shelves. Be sure to read the packaging before you buy. Getting sleepytime tea could put you in hot water at the office if you have an actual “sleepytime.”
2) Hot Chocolate
Eating chocolate to proven to release endorphins from the brain which make people happy. Drinking hot chocolate has just as great effects on the mind and also works to improve your appearance. Win-win situation!
Don’t knock it at this time of the year. Water helps keep your energy levels up and hydrate you during the chilly months- keep a bottle on hand at your desk for a quick sip during the day.
4) Vegetable Juice
In addition to eating your veggies daily which help keep your skin healthy, drinking them is also important. Pay close attention to anything containing red, orange, and yellow produce in it- these have carotenoids which are antioxidants that keep your skin clear!
5) Bonus Round! Starbucks Coffee
This isn’t healthy necessarily, but it makes for a great treat in its festive red cup!