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You ate a healthy breakfast. You got a full seven hours of sleep. You even had time for a face mask this morning. So why the heck are you so zonked? Hard truth: It just happens. But since you can’t always lie down and take a nap just because you feel like it, here are six things you can do to get your energy up.  

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Slough Off the Slump in the Shower

You’re in a rush and about to hop into the shower, but you could just as easily hop right back into bed. Make this moment work double time with an energizing coffee body scrub that’ll make you look and feel a bit more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Choose one that’s whipped to perfection so you can exfoliate your body or face in mere minutes (no cleanup necessary).

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Move Your Houseplants Closer to Your Work Space

Drained energy, allergies, headaches…these are all common symptoms we suffer from the pollutants whizzing around indoors. Plants cleanse the air and filter out toxins, so keeping several at your desk (or wherever you spend the most time) could help keep fatigue at bay.

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Swipe Some Lemon Behind Your Ears

Don’t pluck the wedge out of your water and dab it onto your skin, but do keep a lemon essential oil in your bag for moments when you’re feeling anything but perky. Lemon is a stimulating scent and the only essential oil that’s actually a proven mood booster. So take a whiff and make it last by patting a bit behind your ear.

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Do Some Light Research for Your Next Vacation

When you’re stuck in the middle of mundane to-dos, your energy levels can fall flat pretty quickly. A great way to boost them is to refresh your mind by changing course for a few minutes. Take a break from whatever it is you’re doing and get lost in some wanderlust Googling. Have a vacation coming up? Research some fun activities. Trying to figure out where to go next? Take to Instagram and spend a few minutes bookmarking images of fabulous destinations.

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Stretch Out in Downward Dog

Not only does a little yoga get your blood flowing again, but studies suggest it could also fight anxiety or depression. So if a tough day has you drained, find a quiet spot to roll out your mat and do a few yoga stretches to alleviate stress and get your energy back up. P.S. Savasana totally counts.

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