Sleep deprivation happens to many of us. Some of the common sleep wreckers include alcohol drinking, poor sleeping patterns, caffeine addiction, bad diet, and stress. Unfortunately, even if we lack sleep, there are still things that need to be done when we start a new day. And this is when our cranky behavior starts to get the best of us. So, what do you do to cope with your tasks at work?
Load up with fruits. Soda, chocolates, and candies may seem like a tempting option, but fruits will make an excellent choice for giving you fast energy without making you crash. Eating a few pieces of fruits every thirty minutes will give you the boost you need, plus, you don’t have to worry about it making you fat.
Walk or run up the stairs. Not only is it good cardiovascular exercise, it will also help wake yourself up by getting your blood pumping and your heart racing.
Try deep breathing exercise. It helps sharpen your focus and strengthen your mind. Focus on the sensation of the air coming in and out through your nose. Doing even just a few of it can keep you calm and put your mind back in better state.
Use your sense of smell. You’ve probably noticed it before; a strong smell can keep you alert quickly. This time you can try essential oils, such as rosemary, eucalyptus, or peppermint to give your nostrils a nice waft of aroma.
Take power nap. Your break time at work could be just the perfect time to take a power nap. Even a 15 or 20-minute sleep can increase your alertness and will make you feel a bit more energized when you get back to work.