What do you do to wake up when you hit the afternoon slump?
Works Every time!:
I usually take a walk around the building.
Iced tea or anything cold. Ice cubes on the roof of your mouth work better than caffeine.
8 shots of ESPRESSO!
Take a walk.
Caffeine or energy drink
Chocolate, preferably dark everydayb@ 2
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.
My friends refer to me as "A human energy drink".
I rarely get tired.
Coffee and a joint
Doesn't a joint make you more tired? At least it does for me.
It picks me up. Gets me in second gear for the day. Weird I know.
Lucky though lol.
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.
5 hour energy drink
surger, coffee or visit an Inge poll.
Coffee or RockStar
Run or lift weights
Lots of ice cold water or Yerba mate.
Ick never liked it
Yeah it's not for everyone, I like the Guayaki bottled ones, empowermint and pure endurance (orange)
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
I had it in the bowl with the straw. I just like black tea and don't like mate at all.
Think about dinner haha! That always motivates me to keep going ^^
Food is prob my biggest motivator lol
Yeah it always does the job
What on earth?!
Everyone knows meth is where it's at.
Lets just snort them together.
Eh why not! I can compromise.
T.T Please don't joke about that. . .
I'm sorry. Didn't mean to offend anyone.
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. :-)
I go outside for fresh air. I think I hold my breath too much.
Start drinking vodka and chase it with a few energy drinks.
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
I was wondering when something like that would come up
That would result in nap time I think.
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?
Find something interesting.
I drink a lot of water throughout the day, so anything with caffeine is a nice jolt, but just one.
IDK....get on SOH and post a question then wait anxiously for the responses? It's kind of a high right?
BTW, IDK almost spell checked to the word "oink"...that can't be right can it?
you are all putting me ti sleep
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.
haha I can put it back. jeez :)
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' :-)
NO! Keep it. It's what u wanted....sigh
I have insomnia and a threeyear old that wakes up at 4 am everyday for no reason.
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.
I know energy drinks are bad for you, but sometimes I need the caffeine and it's a better source than regular soda.
energy drink might be happening in the next ten minutes
If you can find GoFast it has no preservatives and tastes pretty good. Sour apple.
I keep a bottle of B-Complex vitamins at work and usually pop one or two throughout the day.
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.
I think work would frown on me taking a nap lol
That's what fake stomach aches and bathroom stalls are for.
But the backup plan is an ice cube on the back of your neck.
I'm not usually sleepy in the afternoons, but if I am, I'll sing. It makes my customers and my coworker laugh.
I give in and take a nap
That's totally what I was going to say lol :b why resist?!
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
A quick trip to Starbucks for an iced coffee with a shot of espresso.
Expresso should be a controlled substance.
Espresso IVs should exist.
I agree whole-heartedly iBakes
Drank it once. I never get sugar rushes but that one time. . . The fall was hard and extremely unpleasant
I was falling asleep at my desk earlier so I ran 10 miles. Sometimes it works, this is not one of those times.
I think the 10 miles part
I think you accidently put a 1 in front of your 0 :D
Not too bad.
Oh, ha. I'm married to a marathon runner. His insane distances have left me desensitized to the distances I can physically run.
So iBakes, you die.
I wake up so I don't have to worry about it haha nocturnal win
It depends on where I am and what resources I have available...
I am almost never tired during the day, though.
*I am almost never tired.
Hehe, totally true. ;D
Everyone else is so sleepy, I'm usually an energizer bunny. :D
It's a super power. No other explanation.
Maybe... Just maybe... It doesn't provide much benefit though. :P
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!
easy way: in the push-up position
more challenging: on your forearms looking ahead
Nice! I usually do that in the morning but maybe I should change it up & have it be my afternoon wake up activity.
It's my favorite!
Do you do any other core strengthening activities?
I also do side planks, the bridge, and double leg abdominal presses
Fade into a coma or eat a Snickers and drink Dew.
You nailed it on the head. I die.
Please don't. I like you too much.
Aww thanks! I like you too :)
I like to eat Oreos.
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 ;)
Are they double stuffed?
Have you tried the seasonal berry Oreos? Someone brought them to work this week. I've had too many.
I dont think we have those around here? haha
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...
Fried Oreos??? can I come??? hsim calls me a cookie whore all the time.
Oh man, I had a fried Oreo at a fair a couple years ago. It was a lot to handle.
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.
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.
I am not the best at staying up late sadly.
Neither am I lately haha
There's something you can do? I normally just nap if I can... Or quiet time at least to recharge a little
Drink lotsa cold water.
That's what I'm doing right now. I dont' think this will be a time where it works.
:/ you are really having a crashed afternoon. Chocolate and a walk?