5 ways to be more productive today

Don’t let the afternoon doldrums drag you down. Follow these five tips for a more prolific workday.

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You can’t possibly do anything right now. Even getting up to use the bathroom seems like a chore. A coffee the size of a soda New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban might help, but even then, completing that assignment seems like a distant possibility.

Thankfully, there are less-caffeinated ways to overcome this impasse.

Here are five ways to be more productive at work:

1. Eat more super foods.

The wedge of deep-dish pizza you had for lunch is not going to power you through the day. That’s not just personal experience talking; it’s science.

A 2005 study by Great Britain’s International Labour Organization (ILO) found that nutritional intake has a direct impact on productivity. It even said that eating proper foods could boost the U.K.’s national productivity level by 20 percent.

So what kinds of foods should people consume to avoid the mid-afternoon stall?

According to an infographic from MindFlash.com, which cites the findings of the ILO study as well as data from WebMD, foods that boost productivity include:

To learn more about these foods and how they affect you, check out the infographic.

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