5 Ways To Stay Awake Throughout The Day

You’ll never doze off during that morning meeting again

1. Laugh

Whenever you’re feeling lethargic during the day, watch a funny YouTube video or two (not so many you forget about work though!). Having a few laughs relieves stress and increases energy, so you’ll be able to get through whatever task you have ahead.

2. Drink water

It really is that simple — our brain is about 75 per cent water, so hydrating yourself constantly keeps it alert throughout the day.

3. Play some games

We’re all competitive by nature, so playing a short online or mobile game will give you an energy boost as you gear up to win.

4. Rest your eyes

For the majority of us who are cubicle-bound, most of our lethargy stems from staring at the computer screen for too long. The rule is to give your eyes a 20-second break every 20 minutes — you can close your eyes, cup your palms over your eyes or look at things that are both a long and short distance away.

5. Acupressure

Nope, no needles are required for this. When you’re falling asleep, just massage your body’s stimulation points, which include the top of the head, the back of your neck, the area between your thumb and index finger and the earlobes (just pull on them gently).

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