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How To Stay Alert At Work
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It is very important to stay alert at work. You have work to do, and your boss expects it to be done on time. Most workplaces have cameras that monitor your behavior. You are on the clock when you are at work. You are not paid to sleep. Finally, your coworkers might report to the supervisor that you fell asleep. If you fall asleep, they might throw paper at you, speak loudly to startle you, or do other things to wake you up. With all of these reasons to avoid falling asleep at work, how can you stay awake?

One way to stay alert is to get enough sleep the night before coming to work. You may be tempted to stay up to watch the late-night sitcoms, but the sleepiness resulting from your nighttime relaxation will not help you at work. It will hurt you. Try to get to bed by 10:00 p.m. That way, when the alarm goes off at 6:00 the next morning, you will feel rested and ready to get up. Rather than hitting the snooze button to catch another ten minutes of sleep, you will be able to get up and start getting ready.

Another way to stay alert at work is to walk as often as possible. Long periods of sitting can make you sleepy. Walking whenever you can, on the other hand, can help you to stay awake. Do several people in your office need to have copies made? Volunteer to be the one to go to the copy machine down the hall. Volunteer to deliver paperwork to people on different floors or to different offices on the same floor. The exercise will help to wake you up after several hours of sitting.

Walking will also help you to watch your weight. If you weigh less, you will likely feel more energetic. You may also stay healthier. By staying healthy, you can avoid missing days of work and losing money.

Third, talk to your coworkers. Talking will help you to stay awake, and it will also help you to get to know your coworkers better. Find out what they like to do in their spare time. You may find that you have something in common with them.

When you can stay awake at work, you can be productive. You can finish your work faster than your sleepy coworkers, which may help you to get more hours so that you can earn more money.


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