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So, if you wake up utterly exhausted, but you have to work today - what do you do to keep awake and productive?

I have already ingested coffee and soda and water.
30 jumping jacks helped for about 5 minutes and now I'm tired again

I will try putting cold packs on my eyes as a refresher but man, this is going to be a long day.
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examorata From: examorata Date: May 11th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two things, mainly:

1. Exercise. Really getting the heart rate going for an extended period of time wakes me up. Almost without exception if I try to decide which will benefit me more, another hour of sleep or getting up and working out, working out will win. And it will really help.

2. Realistic goals. When I'm exhausted, I just try to select tasks for myself that I know I can handle. If I only get a few things done, it's better than coming in and trying to tackle huge things and getting nothing done.
bene From: bene Date: May 11th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
No more coffee - the crash is just going to make things worse - switch to green tea for a low level caffiene stream.

Set a timer to get up & walk around every 20 minutes.

Accept that at 3pm you should probably just go home because any later you're going to be falling asleep in traffic.

Nap in the car over lunch.
ishldgetoutmore From: ishldgetoutmore Date: May 11th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's okay to take a few extra breaks in the day. I find that going outside for five minutes can really recharge my batteries. Of course, having interesting work can help as well.
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