This Article is About
word article
watching television
average person
paying attention
embarrassment
pavement
headphones
surroundings
productivity
fortune
sleep
Be Alert
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

How do you feel right now? Do you feel sleepy? Or are you wide-awake, ready to see what happens next? Alertness is very important.

If you did not get enough sleep last night, you probably feel sleepy. You might be watching television, making out your "to do" list for tomorrow, and planning on going to bed early. On the other hand, if you had a great night's sleep, you are probably hard at work right now. You might be writing a 400-word article, for instance, and imagining what you will do when you earn a fortune from your writing. You are alert, aware of every aspect of your surroundings. During the daytime hours, it is beneficial to be alert. When you are alert, you can be productive, stay safe, and avoid embarrassment.

How can being alert help you to be productive? Alertness can help you to be productive by helping you work faster. People who are tired or distracted tend to work at a slower pace. They may be so tired or distracted that they may even repeat tasks that they have already completed. An alert person, on the other hand, will complete his assigned tasks and then take on other duties. He may also volunteer to help others with their responsibilities. While productivity is one reason to stay alert, safety is another reason.

When the average person is out and about, it is very common to see people walking or running with headphones on. They have found a song that they like--a song that is the perfect rhythm and length for a good walk or run. They listen to the song while they exercise. They are paying attention to the music, the rhythm, their breathing, and the feeling of their feet hitting the pavement as they move. They are very involved in what they are doing and not paying attention to their surroundings. This situation is the perfect setup for something to happen. The person could be attacked. He might also trip and fall. Many people exercise to music every day without incident, but it only takes one time to be traumatized for life. Live, exercise, enjoy life and your music, but be very careful.

Finally, being alert can help you to avoid embarrassment. Imagine for a moment what it would be like to be a college student attending a campus safety presentation. You are sitting in a chair in the ballroom of the student union. The room is packed with students. In front of the large group stands a campus security officer, who is talking to the group. It is 7 p.m., last night was a long night, and today was a very long day. You are interested in the presentation, but you are struggling to keep your eyes open. You nod off for just a minute, and the officer notices. Suddenly, as part of his presentation, he speaks very loudly. Startled, you jump and turn red. Very embarrassed, you want to run out of the room, but you can't. Because of a lack of alertness, you were embarrassed. The embarrassment would have been avoided if you had been rested enough to pay attention to what was going on.

Be alert. There is so much beauty around us that we miss when we are distracted. Pay attention, and enjoy it.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Writing the Perfect Article
So you're interested in writing the perfect article in order to provide your audience with some quality content. You know what it is that you want to write about but you're unsure how to implement those words into a perfect article. It could be that you have plenty of information…
By: marion nelson in  Writing and Speaking   Mar 19, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Do You Find the Idea Of Writing A 400-word Article Intimidating?
Writing a 400-word article does not have to be intimidating. If you are writing about subjects you know, it can actually be fun. What subjects are you familiar with? You might want to get a notebook and pen and make a list. For instance, do you watch sitcoms or read…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing Articles   Dec 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

New Career at 40 – Here Is An Interesting Choice!
People change careers between 3-7 times on average. If you are looking for a new career at 40, I'm going to speak about a career that I think is an excellent choice! Have you ever heard about affiliate marketing? If not, then please for god's sake read on! Affiliate marketing…
By: Alex G in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   Apr 18, 2012  
3
  Likes: 14

Blogging, Got Traffic, And Still Broke? Try This!
So you're a blogger huh? And you have traffic? But you cant figure out why you're still broke? Why you cant make any money from it. Here is the answer. You have been lied to yet again, you have been fooled by the guru. They have told you something that…
2
  Likes: 2

Make cash when you advertise
You can make cash when you advertise and it’s free. That’s right you heard it right you can make cash advertising for huge companies like Amazon, eBay, Google, sears and the like. These companies and thousands more are willing to pay big bucks for traffic to their websites. If those…
By: Jeremy in  Business   Dec 20, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Insert A Hyperlink Within An Article - Key Guidelines For The Best Click Through Rate At Street Articles
One thing I know for sure, stuffing an article full of hyperlinks not only spoils the overall look of your article but also makes it very clear to any reader that you are blatantly trying to promote something to them. Now while some article directories still allow this blatant promotion,…
By: Craig Dean in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   May 30, 2012  
7
  Likes: 6

Make cash at home online
Can you make cash at home online? That seems to be the question now days in this struggling economy. The one thing I have noticed is that online spending as remained steady even has had some growth. Why? Aren’t people struggling to make ends meet? So how are they doing…
By: Jeremy in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Dec 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

A Home Based Internet Marketing Business
Marketing online doesn't have to be hard, it's only hard for the ones who don't take the steps to learn the techniques that make sales. It takes time to build a home based internet marketing business but I'm going to tell you a few easy ways to get traffic to…
By: angie smith in  Business  >  Marketing   Dec 22, 2012  
1
  Likes: 7

Article Marketing Tips - Six Ways to Ensure Success
Article marketing is one of the best ways to create a steady stream of traffic to your website. It is free apart from your time and effort, and benefits you in two ways. One being the back-links it gives to your site, and the other from direct traffic when a…
By: Tony Kitson in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing Articles   Apr 01, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

What Is Article Marketing? 3 Reasons Why You Should Use It
Are you looking into some different ways to drive traffic to your website, then article marketing might be your answer. With article marketing you can build a great flow of visitors over time. What is article marketing? We will talk about that and 3 great reasons why you should use…
By: Vicky6 in  Internet and Businesses Online   Mar 26, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

A How To Guide to Article Marketing
Writing articles can be a very creative and free way to advertise your website. This way of marketing can bring mountains of traffic to your blog or website if done correctly. I'm going to try my very best to make this how to guide to article marketing as simple to…
By: angie smith in  Business  >  Advertising   May 30, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Can I Work Online
The amount of people I have come across who ask the question 'can i work online' is rising by the day. About two years ago I ventured online to try and earn more money for my family. Looking back now this was one of the best ideas I have ever…
By: Chris Evans in  Business  >  Entrepreneurialism   Sep 30, 2011  
2
  Likes: 2

Why I Like The Google Panda Update
Many people may very well have been slammed by the changes the mighty Google implemented. While it might have hurt their business, which is unfortunate perhaps they only have themselves to blame. To start I don't like seeing people suffer and I'm not one to derive pleasure in other's misfortunes.…
By: Ian Worrall in  Internet and Businesses Online   Jun 10, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Affiliate Marketing Beginners Guide
You can't move far on the interwebs these days without someone trying to tell you all about affiliate marketing. Beginners are, not surprisingly, confused. Anyone who thinks they might be interested in such a thing - and who wouldn't want extra income, right?- becomes quickly overwhelmed by all the information…
  Likes: 0

Is It Possible to Be Too Tired for Sex?
Many people may think that the idea of someone being too tired for sex sounds very strange. How can anyone be too tired when they are about to do something that will feel so good? Believe it or not, however, it is possible to be too tired. If you and…
By:  in  Health and Fitness   Sep 13, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1268    Report this Article