We all know the feeling. Monday morning. Stayed up too late the night before. Can’t keep your eyes open at the desk. This post will look at some practical ways to stay awake and on task at work when you are really tired.
Tackling the Cause
First of all it is important to establish why we are tired. The reason for this is simple – if we know why we are tired at work we can change that one factor so that we aren’t ever in that situation again. For example, if you have a television show you like to watch that goes really late you can tape it instead of staying up.
Some common causes for tiredness in the workplace are:
– staying up too late
– bad diet
– too much or too little exercise
– caffeine addiction
– alcohol abuse
– poor sleeping patterns (bed/wake up time changes)
– disturbed sleep (noise, snoring partner, etc.)
As you can see, altering these causes will change the result the next day. If you get a good sleep you might not be tired.
However, that doesn’t always work. [Read more…] about How to Stay Awake at Work When You Are Really Tired