Have you ever had to work double-time? What about over-time?
Or maybe your job requires you to take the night shift?
Night or day, staying awake and alert on the job site isn’t always so easy.
And by the time you get home, do you really have enough energy to do… anything?
Most Americans don’t, which is why we created a list of 7 actionable ways to stay awake even after you get home from work.
1. Drink water before other liquids.
Not all of us have the privilege to work inside and stay out of the sun all day.
But even if you work in an office all day, that’s no guarantee you’re hydrated!
Keeping your body fueled with water is the first step to staying energized after work.
Since most stimulants are diuretics, they hydrate you (especially coffee).
2. Don’t immediately sit on the couch.
It’s tempting to sit down the moment you walk in the door–but don’t.
Because if you just worked 8 hours straight (or more), once you let your body relax, your brain is sure to follow suit.
3. Take the dogs (or your spouse) on a quick walk.
Before you take off your shoes. Before you put on pajama pants and pour yourself a glass of wine…
Go for a short walk–even if it’s around the block or cul-de-sac.
4. Eat a small, healthy snack.
You don’t want to spoil your appetite before dinner, but keeping your body filled with proper nutrients is a sure-fire way to stay awake.
If you let yourself give in to a large, rewarding dinner meal, you’ll likely begin nodding off faster (thanks to what we call “postprandial indolence”, or after-eating sleepiness.
5. Keep your eyes away from the computer.
Unless you just got home and you’re reading this article, a great way to avoid tiredness is to un-glue your eyes from a screen.
After a long day of work, your eyes may already be fatigued. Use the time right after work to remain intentional in a conversation or read a book it gets too late.
6. Turn on the lights.
When the blinds are shut and the lights are dim, that’s a recipe for an afternoon siesta.
To avoid giving in to your long day’s exhaustion, keep the lights on in your house or apartment.
It helps mimic the morning’s light which is usually when you’re at your more alert.
7. Take an energy booster in the day time.
While drinking coffee or energy drinks can harm your sleep, if you take an energy booster at just the right time a day, you’ll be able to fall asleep right when you need to.
We suggest one that’s:
- 100% natural
- One that lasts for at least 6+ hours
- And one that helps fight your fatigue
For stay-awake energy that gets you through your work day, try Extreme Energy by Herbal Nitro®.
It’s an all-natural energy booster that will give you the energy for the day without disrupting your sleep at night.