5 Ways to Stay Awake at Your Desk

If you work in an office setting, you know that after lunch time, you want to hit the sheets. Your body slows down and all you can think about is the clock turning 5:00 o’clock. Taking a nap midday at your desk is probably not an option, so here are 3 ways to help yourself stay awake and alert:

  1. Take Breaks

Taking breaks every 30 minutes or so will get you through the day. Strike a conversation with a co-worker, and chat for a few minutes. You can even go on your phone and stroll through Instagram. A few minutes of resting goes a long way.

  1. Move around

Stand up, take a walk around the office, walk to the bathroom or just stretch at your desk. Getting you blood flowing will you keep you energetic and wake you up.

  1. Drink lots of water

Forget your morning coffee – load up on water. Staying hydrated will help you stay focus, whereas caffeine will bring your energy levels up, and will decrease shortly after.

  1. Eat Breakfast

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day… and it is! Breakfast keeps you going, and ensures that you do not get hungry before lunchtime. By eating a satisfying breakfast, you will eat a smaller lunch and will avoid the fatigue that comes after eating your lunch.

  1. Switch up your environment

This option might not be ideal at any place of work, but if your office is laid-back, play with the lighting and maybe even sit at a different area for a bit. If you can – sit by the window and get all the vitamin D you can get!

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