5 Fast Ways to Get a Little Perk-Me-Up — No Caffeine Required

In five minutes or less 

ByCaitlin U.
Staff

The days can sometimes fly by so fast, that you might not even remember to drink that cup of coffee you brewed in the morning. And even if you do get to finish your AM cup of Joe, do you really get to enjoy it? We know that making time for yourself isn't easy, but it is important. And the busier we are, the more we may need a little assistance in the energy department. So, here are five super simple, very doable ways to give yourself a much-needed perk-me-up. And with options that can take mere seconds to just a few minutes, we promise that they're easy enough to fit in throughout your busy schedule.

Try a lip balm with a boost. Already had your morning cup of coffee, but craving more? Pass on a potential caffeine crash and instead treat your lips to moisture and your senses to a coffee-inspired flavor with the Chapstick Coffee Lovers Collection. The lip balm triple pack features your favorite coffee house flavors including Vanilla Latte, Caramel Macchiato, and Mint Mocha.

Treat your under eyes. Do you have a break from video calls for the next half hour? Take advantage and pop on some chilled under eye patches like MILK MAKEUP's Cooling Water Eye Patches. You can continue to work through your to-do list while your under eyes are quenched with moisture and your mindset's rebooted a bit by the cooling sensation. 

Roll out your stress. Take a few minutes and give yourself a facial massage with your finger tips or a facial roller and your favorite moisturizing products. Facial rollers can be great tools for circulation, so get your blood flowing, take a break from the screen and pamper yourself in just a few minutes. 

Clear your mind. Meditation is a great way to disconnect and energize your mind. And you can spend as long or as little time meditating as you like, making it great for a midday refresh. Remember, that it can be especially helpful to take a beat for yourself on busy days and meditation apps can make it easy for anyone, even beginners. 

Moisturize and invigorate. Take two and give yourself a nourishing hand massage with an invigorating scented hand cream like the Bath & Body Works, Aromatherapy Energy Body Cream. With scents of orange and ginger this cream helps enhance your moment-of-me. 

Do you have any quick go-to pick-me-ups? Share how you give yourself a little energy boost in the comments!