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inge July 18th, 2013 10:18pm

What do you do to wake up when you hit the afternoon slump?

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bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
07/19/13 5:08 am

I usually take a walk around the building.

MrsOH Washington state
07/18/13 11:45 pm

Iced tea or anything cold. Ice cubes on the roof of your mouth work better than caffeine.

tokala
07/18/13 7:35 pm

Caffeine or energy drink

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stickman46 NJ
07/18/13 7:32 pm

Chocolate, preferably dark everydayb@ 2

Charence East Tennessee
07/18/13 7:28 pm

When I'm at home, I open one of the kids bedroom doors. That gets the blood a pumping and wakes me right up. I'm raising goats by the look of their rooms.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/18/13 7:19 pm

My friends refer to me as "A human energy drink".

I rarely get tired.

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lmurder MDK
07/18/13 5:52 pm

Coffee and a joint

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HopefulChaos ohio
07/18/13 6:12 pm

Doesn't a joint make you more tired? At least it does for me.

lmurder MDK
07/18/13 6:32 pm

It picks me up. Gets me in second gear for the day. Weird I know.

HopefulChaos ohio
07/18/13 6:37 pm

Lucky though lol.

HalfDozenMama in my scrapbook room
07/18/13 5:50 pm

Play World of Warcraft :) I'll- do things like tell myself "you can't log in till you put a load of laundry in" to motivate myself.

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RyanOH Ohio
07/18/13 5:46 pm

Iced tea.

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huskermedic Cincinnati
07/18/13 5:10 pm

surger, coffee or visit an Inge poll.

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ShereKhan A very dark place.
07/18/13 4:44 pm

Run or lift weights

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baskins The Foothills
07/18/13 4:41 pm

Lots of ice cold water or Yerba mate.

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dawl adulting
07/18/13 6:09 pm

Yeah it's not for everyone, I like the Guayaki bottled ones, empowermint and pure endurance (orange)

baskins The Foothills
07/18/13 6:24 pm

I had the ones in a can, think it was ginger and grapefruit or something. It was ok. I just like brewing it in a press or with an infuser. Sometimes ill throw in a tsp of sugar if I make a strong batch

chickencookie It really is
07/18/13 6:48 pm

I had it in the bowl with the straw. I just like black tea and don't like mate at all.

Ernest Make it so
07/18/13 4:34 pm

Think about dinner haha! That always motivates me to keep going ^^

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dawl adulting
07/18/13 7:24 pm

Food is prob my biggest motivator lol

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
07/18/13 4:38 pm

Yeah it always does the job

rlands
07/18/13 4:38 pm

What on earth?!

Everyone knows meth is where it's at.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
07/18/13 4:39 pm

Lets just snort them together.

rlands
07/18/13 4:46 pm

Eh why not! I can compromise.

Minyanko Tumblr
07/18/13 4:46 pm

T.T Please don't joke about that. . .

rlands
07/18/13 4:50 pm

I'm sorry. Didn't mean to offend anyone.

jms in the middle of Nowhere
07/18/13 4:29 pm

Just keep moving. If I sit down and read, I'm gone. If I keep moving, I'll get through. The afternoon slump doesn't hit me very often anymore but when it does, it hits hard!! If I don't have anything going on, I give in. :-)

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
07/18/13 4:00 pm

I go outside for fresh air. I think I hold my breath too much.

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Octopus
07/18/13 3:52 pm

Start drinking vodka and chase it with a few energy drinks.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/18/13 3:51 pm

Go into a private area and go to town. ;D
Hehe, that's probably not the best solution, but it's definitely a fun and thrilling one. ;P

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inge MIA
07/18/13 3:53 pm

I was wondering when something like that would come up

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/18/13 3:54 pm

That would result in nap time I think.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/18/13 3:54 pm

I hinted at it below... I figured I would just get it over with and put it out in the open. I mean, why not?

KudosToYou California
07/18/13 3:49 pm

Sleep.

Find something interesting.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/18/13 3:45 pm

I drink a lot of water throughout the day, so anything with caffeine is a nice jolt, but just one.

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onendone On a Beach
07/18/13 3:44 pm

IDK....get on SOH and post a question then wait anxiously for the responses? It's kind of a high right?

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onendone On a Beach
07/18/13 3:45 pm

BTW, IDK almost spell checked to the word "oink"...that can't be right can it?

inge MIA
07/18/13 3:49 pm

you are all putting me ti sleep

onendone On a Beach
07/18/13 3:56 pm

Isn't ur fallback the 4 pound drink from S Bux that took the place of ur adorable dog in ur profile picture. Still think that's just wrong but whateves. It's priorities.

inge MIA
07/18/13 3:57 pm

haha I can put it back. jeez :)

onendone On a Beach
07/18/13 3:58 pm

And BTW(again), when u need a nap after that kind of daily intake?? Me thinks girly needs to get some sleep and forget about SOHAH....not ur dad. Just sayin' :-)

onendone On a Beach
07/18/13 3:59 pm

NO! Keep it. It's what u wanted....sigh

inge MIA
07/18/13 4:01 pm

I have insomnia and a threeyear old that wakes up at 4 am everyday for no reason.

onendone On a Beach
07/18/13 4:15 pm

Can relate to both although the kids were several yrs ago. I do take sleep meda at times to get me to sleep. Sux....hope it gets better.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/18/13 3:43 pm

I know energy drinks are bad for you, but sometimes I need the caffeine and it's a better source than regular soda.

inge MIA
07/18/13 3:50 pm

energy drink might be happening in the next ten minutes

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/18/13 3:55 pm

If you can find GoFast it has no preservatives and tastes pretty good. Sour apple.

alyssa
07/18/13 3:41 pm

I keep a bottle of B-Complex vitamins at work and usually pop one or two throughout the day.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/18/13 3:33 pm

Me too, just take a 15-minute nap and the world is all shiny and new again. The best sleep you can ever get is nap-sleep in the middle of the day when you hit that wall and stop fighting it.

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inge MIA
07/18/13 3:35 pm

I think work would frown on me taking a nap lol

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/18/13 3:36 pm

That's what fake stomach aches and bathroom stalls are for.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/18/13 3:36 pm

But the backup plan is an ice cube on the back of your neck.

FutureMD be nice to people
07/18/13 3:31 pm

I'm not usually sleepy in the afternoons, but if I am, I'll sing. It makes my customers and my coworker laugh.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/18/13 3:29 pm

I give in and take a nap

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aurealis the sky
07/18/13 4:26 pm

That's totally what I was going to say lol :b why resist?!

rlands
07/18/13 3:26 pm

Go down to the cafeteria and buy two of the sugariest cookies they have and a fruit juice, if I'm at work. And work is really the only place I ever feel slumpish in the afternoons haha

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inge MIA
07/18/13 3:35 pm

mmm cookies

YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
07/18/13 3:24 pm

A quick trip to Starbucks for an iced coffee with a shot of espresso.

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Minyanko Tumblr
07/18/13 3:26 pm

Expresso should be a controlled substance.

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:28 pm

Espresso IVs should exist.

aurealis the sky
07/18/13 4:28 pm

I agree whole-heartedly iBakes

Minyanko Tumblr
07/18/13 4:45 pm

Drank it once. I never get sugar rushes but that one time. . . The fall was hard and extremely unpleasant

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:24 pm

I was falling asleep at my desk earlier so I ran 10 miles. Sometimes it works, this is not one of those times.

Zzzzzzzz.

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inge MIA
07/18/13 3:26 pm

....jesus christ

Rosebud Ohio
07/18/13 3:28 pm

I think the 10 miles part

inge MIA
07/18/13 3:29 pm

I think you accidently put a 1 in front of your 0 :D

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:30 pm

Oh, ha. I'm married to a marathon runner. His insane distances have left me desensitized to the distances I can physically run.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
07/18/13 3:35 pm

So iBakes, you die.

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:37 pm

Only occasionally.

blujay5678
07/18/13 3:24 pm

I wake up so I don't have to worry about it haha nocturnal win

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/18/13 3:23 pm

It depends on where I am and what resources I have available...
I am almost never tired during the day, though.

rlands
07/18/13 3:26 pm

*I am almost never tired.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/18/13 3:27 pm

Hehe, totally true. ;D
Everyone else is so sleepy, I'm usually an energizer bunny. :D

rlands
07/18/13 3:29 pm

It's a super power. No other explanation.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/18/13 3:38 pm

Maybe... Just maybe... It doesn't provide much benefit though. :P

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
07/18/13 3:23 pm

I lock myself in a conference room and do the yoga plank move. I just did it and added 10 seconds to my best time! Up to 1:40 now :) It works your core and gives you a huge boost of energy!

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StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
07/18/13 3:26 pm

easy way: in the push-up position
more challenging: on your forearms looking ahead

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:27 pm

Nice! I usually do that in the morning but maybe I should change it up & have it be my afternoon wake up activity.

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:39 pm

Do you do any other core strengthening activities?

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
07/18/13 3:43 pm

I also do side planks, the bridge, and double leg abdominal presses

Wert A picture of my junk
07/18/13 3:23 pm

Fade into a coma or eat a Snickers and drink Dew.

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Angela12 Anyang, South Korea
07/18/13 3:22 pm

You nailed it on the head. I die.

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iBakes California
07/18/13 3:27 pm

Please don't. I like you too much.

jst112 Alabama
07/18/13 3:21 pm

I like to eat Oreos.

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Rosebud Ohio
07/18/13 3:26 pm

Thanks for bringing them up. I've been trying to convince myself for an hour I don't need any to follow up pizza rolls and cherry coke.
And yes, I AM going for that $10,000 for 50lbs of weight gain in case you were wondering ;)

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:29 pm

Have you tried the seasonal berry Oreos? Someone brought them to work this week. I've had too many.

jst112 Alabama
07/18/13 3:30 pm

I dont think we have those around here? haha

Rosebud Ohio
07/18/13 3:31 pm

No, we got regular. Two packs, as it was a sale and the friend we're going to for a cookout Saturday makes amazing deep fried Oreos. One pack for me, one for the deep fryer! Mmm...

jst112 Alabama
07/18/13 3:33 pm

Fried Oreos??? can I come??? hsim calls me a cookie whore all the time.

iBakes California
07/18/13 3:36 pm

Oh man, I had a fried Oreo at a fair a couple years ago. It was a lot to handle.

Rosebud Ohio
07/18/13 3:37 pm

If you can make it to a town Newark and like video games! And are good at staying up late... They all work the night shift.
He's also making funnel cake, and who knows what other amazing concoctions.

Rosebud Ohio
07/18/13 3:39 pm

It is Bakes. Never had them before he made them one day. He makes a nice light dough, with root beer instead of water and when they're done a coating of powdered sugar and chocolate dipping sauce. Fatty heaven. Especially pregnant fatty heaven.

jst112 Alabama
07/18/13 3:53 pm

I am not the best at staying up late sadly.

Rosebud Ohio
07/18/13 5:34 pm

Neither am I lately haha

Rosebud Ohio
07/18/13 3:21 pm

There's something you can do? I normally just nap if I can... Or quiet time at least to recharge a little

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/18/13 3:21 pm

Drink lotsa cold water.

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inge MIA
07/18/13 3:26 pm

That's what I'm doing right now. I dont' think this will be a time where it works.

bMyComrade Stumptown
07/18/13 3:27 pm

:/ you are really having a crashed afternoon. Chocolate and a walk?