Most of the working professionals, especially, those who have a desk job have one problem that they combat every other day - sleep! Even though you have an adequate amount of sleep in the night, you tend to doze off at times in your workplace. Why does this happen and how to overcome it? Here is a list of reasons and solutions to this prolonging problem of sleep at workplace.
The reason why you feel sleepy is probably that you are not enthusiastic about what you are doing. If this is the case, then you should either change your profession or change the way you work. Passion is the fire that can ignite the engines of your brain and get you working.
How to be passionate about your job?
Think of the things that you like doing and try to incorporate it in work. If you are a mobile apps development engineer, think of the apps that would excite you or think of the platforms that you would like to explore and learn and work on it in your free time than just doing the same routine of working in a client's project. Trust me, what you do out of your own interest could get you more benefits than what you are asked to do. It doesnt matter if you get monetary benefits immediately or not but you will definitely.
Drinking cough syrup or in take of other regular medicines could slow down your body's metabolism. This could be a genuine cause for your sleepiness.
How to overcome sleepiness at work due to medicines intake?
The only solution to this problem is to take a power nap when no one is around. Yes, you heard that right. It is not easily possible to overcome the side effects of medicines unless you take a conscious effort to do so. In such a case, it is already appreciable that you have taken the effort to be present and give your best. But when you are about to break down, a 10-15 minutes nap could do wonders to your failing health and get you refreshed to work again.
More often, a redundant or monotonous life style could cause you a lack of interest in work and make you sleepy due to stress. This means, you are not doing anything that is worthwhile in your life.
Feeling small? Do something big! So here is what you could do for your boring way of life. Try to start with a simple dance exercise in the morning. If you are more of a team player, take a walk to the nearest park to find n number of exercise groups practising yoga or laughter therapy. Indulge in one of them to make your mornings energetic. I assure, the whole day will be made wonderful. In the evenings, you could take a visit to the orphanage or donate some food/goodies to the slum kids and make sure that your day is fulfilling. You could also involve in some sports or music activities by taking up classes or playing with your friends to stay entertained. And the benefits? The next day, you will have loads of stories to share with your colleagues, to keep them abreast of the sleep! ;)
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Monotonous work culture
There might be constraints in your work and it is not possible to innovate new methods of working all the time but it is definitely possible to keep giving you some self-motivation.
Break your work hours into equal 3-4 segments. Say, you work 8 hours a day from 9-5, after the first two hours, at 11 am, go for a small coffee break for 15 minutes and let the caffeine do some boosting in your veins. At 1 pm, during the lunch break, bond with your close colleagues and share your lunch (this is the time when you could catch up with those colleagues you are enthusiastic about). At 3 pm, wake up the colleagues near you by indulging into a pep talk and try to make a group effort to giggle and refresh.