3.00am: Bloody hell where is my sleep hiding?
3.00pm: Can’t keep my eyes open!

Thanks, ‘Work’! You successfully made my sleep cycle a mess! A common story for most of the working people. Fall asleep at work is a common scenario now a day! And guess what? Most of us fall asleep at work but can sleep at all during the night!

What is the reason behind it?

Tiredness is the driver maybe or our ridiculous living habit.

What does it do?

It hampers our productivity! Sometimes it makes us jobless too. Imagine you are sleeping on your desk and boss comes! A U-turn in life, from a posh working table to the street! Don’t be scared it’s not going to be happening.

This issue isn’t as funny as it assumes. It is annoying during working hour. Lots of folks are suffering from this issue. Here is the question maybe you are waiting for the answer: What should I do? How can I make myself active at work?

Read on and get the answers. Here you have to follow some steps. Hope those will make you active in your working area. No more extra words. Let’s talk about the steps:

Tips for Stay Active At Work

Many people feel tired at work and they blame it on having too much work. But the cause of tiredness is poor diet, lack of exercise, not enough sleep and alcohol consumption. No matter what’s the reason for your fatigue or no matter where you work, it’s important to stay active at your work. Follow these below steps and stay active at work.

Consume caffeine in a limit

People things consuming caffeine can release sleepy feeling. However, too much caffeine can cause headaches, upset stomach, and the jitters as well. One cup of coffee before 2 pm can keep you active during the day and tea offers the same benefits. But you should avoid drinking coffee after 2 pm otherwise your night will be sleepless!

Eat healthy food during the day

We all know that overeating food always makes us sleepy. But healthy foods help a person to stay awake and active if it’s eaten in small portions. “Make sure to take enough healthy fats throughout the day, especially in the morning. Since almost 60 percent of your brain is made up of fat, it makes sense to fuel your brain with exactly what it is made of rather than depriving it,” says Dr. Cole.

You have to eat healthy foods contain the right amount of vitamin B, iron, protein and potassium instead of having a burger or pizza for lunch. Those foods will help you to sustain energy.’ You can also have some grapes throughout the day. Grapes contain fiber, healthy fats and low in sugar. Those will help you to stay productive all day like a champ!

Drink Much Water

Dehydration can dull your concentration and make you feel sleepy. When you feel tired, make sure to drink lots of water regularly. Keep a bottle of water on your desk. So that it will remind you to drink water.

Listening to Music

We all have a song that wakes us up and gives inspiration. You can listen to music whenever you feel tired at work. Dr. Lesiuk’s research focuses on how music affects workplace performance. In one study involving information technology specialists, she found that those who listened to music completed their tasks more quickly and came up with better ideas than those who didn’t, because the music improved their mood.

Do Little Exercise 

Sitting or standing for long can make you feel tired. So, you can do some stretches or walk around for a while. Your heart rate will rise; your blood gets flowing and gives you more energy. It will reduce your tiredness and make you feel active at work. 

Take a Deep Breath

According to Men’s Journal, Feeling more energized can be as simple as taking some deep breaths. Focusing on taking ten deep, slow breaths per minute can increase both your energy and your cognitive abilities.

Wash Your Face With Cold Water

You can splash cold water on your face to reduce sleepiness. Your body will get a physiological response. Doing this little thing can lead your body in a restful state. Your tiredness will be gone and you will be more alert at work.

Chew Something

A person can’t fall for sleep if he/she chew something like gum or a piece of ice. Those things help to stay awake the brain and stimulates blood flow to the brain. “Participants who chewed gum for 15 minutes felt more alert than those who didn’t chew any gum at all”- A study from the British Journal of Psychology found this.

Perform Easier Tasks

If you’re feeling too much tired but still you need to do some work. You can try to do your routine tasks as replying to e-mail, filing documents, and make minor website updates and so on. After that, your energy will come back often at work.

Make Your Work Place Bright

Working in a dark place always makes our mind to feel tired or sleepy. So keep your workplace well lighted. Keep the windows shades open to let in air and sunlight. It will help to stay refreshed while working.

Change some lifestyle choices first

At first, you have to make changes some lifestyle choices that’s makes you feel tired while working. Be sure to sleep at the right time. Do exercise if possible. Avoid consuming alcohol or nicotine near bedtime. Follow a healthy diet plan and make your working life stress free. 

Final Words

Working with tiredness gives a feel of hell. I suffered and successfully overcome by following those facts. The most important thing is to maintain a routine. And never mess with it especially with your sleep cycle. Go to bed every night at a particular time and wake up at a particular time even if its weekend. If you get enough sleep at night you will not feel sleepy while in work. Remember, a good night sleep can make your day fantastic.

I’m wrapping for now. We will meet soon with some more tips and life hacks. Till then, stay healthy and don’t hesitate to share your valuable opinion with Lifestylemob.com.

Have a good day.


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  5. http://www.businessinsider.com/do-this-when-youre-exhausted-at-work-2015-5
  6. https://www.fastcompany.com/3032868/how-music-affects-your-productivity
  7. https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-stay-awake-at-work#stay-awake-at-work
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