Best Ways To Stay Awake During The Day
Consider this situation- You are at work but your body badly wants you to sleep! Reason can be anything- you must have slept late the previous night, didn’t even have a wink of sleep or had partied all night 😛 The main thing is to be able to stay awake at office because none of your superiors are going to listen to your excuses! So here we go with some really good tips to help you stay awake.
Let the sunshine stream in!
There is nothing like natural sunshine. It is effective in boosting one’s moods and the vitamin D you get from the sunlight will keep you awake. Let the sunlight enter your work area, open the blinds and curtains and feel the difference.
You will feel groggy, forgetful and sleepy when you are dehydrated. Consider drinking sufficient water to stay awake. It will help you stay alert and active apart from refreshing you up! It is always good to be hydrated.
Have your breakfast
Studies have shown that individuals who have proper breakfast feel mentally as well as physically energetic. It is common sense that when you don’t re-fuel your body first thing in the morning it is not going to be active! So eat your breakfast to be able to tackle the day at work!
Walk to get rid of sleepiness
Sitting at your work-desk for too long when you are already sleepy will make things worse for you. It would be better to go for a short stroll around your office building. If you have loads of work to do and don’t have the luxury of taking a walk just walk up and down the stairs and then get back to your work-desk.
Try deep breathing
Taking deep breaths can help you stay awake. You see, we are shallow breathers, pause for a while and take notice of it, you will understand what I am talking about. So, you need to consciously work on your breathing. Inhale for about 3 seconds and exhale for 6 to 10 seconds. Deep and relaxing breaths will help you in staying awake.
Listen to music
Don’t know whether your office allows you to listen to music with an earphone but this trick really works in keeping you awake. But the genre of music matters a lot! When you listen to music that is foot tapping you will feel wide awake pretty soon. On the other hand if you happen to listen to soothing music, it will put you off to sleep as it will work as a lullaby 😛
Try doing stretches
To prevent yourself from falling asleep while working, get up every half an hour and do a bit of stretching. Stretching will make you feel more alert all day long.
Resort to a cup of coffee
The caffeine in a coffee can help you stay awake and feel energetic but this should be taken in moderate amounts as too much of it can disrupt your sleep at night and make you feel tired the next day. Avoid coffee in the evenings.
Splash your face with water
When you really feel very groggy, just get up from your work-desk and head to the washroom. Gently splash your face with water. Studies say that this works in raising the energy levels.
Power nap may not be the right solution because if you are caught sleeping at work you may be sacked :P. However, if you work from home this option can be considered. A brief nap can make you feel energetic and raise your productivity levels.
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