Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us rely on a caffeine boost to get us through the day. Whether it’s a morning fix or a pick me up in the afternoon, most of us need that little something to get us through the tough parts of the day. But, maybe there’s a way to do this without that 7am flat white? As self-confessed coffee addicts, we’ve been on the lookout for tips on how to tackle those particularly sleepy parts of the day.
Obviously, we know if you have a bustling social life, this will be a difficult one… but try and get to sleep at a regular time each night. Keep this up and your body clock will kick in, meaning your body will start to feel sleepy and awake at the same times each day.
A stuffy office isn’t ideal when you’re trying not to fall asleep on your keyboard. Instead of gravitating to the coffee machine, take a walk outside. If you’re in London chances are it’s not warm and it’s probably pretty loud as well – so this will definitely wake you up! Just 5 minutes outside has been proven to perk you up.
Swap one liquid for another and drink water! A decrease in water weight effects your ability to think. On average we should be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day to keep our body hydrated. Your body needs water to fight fatigue, so drink an icy cold glass of water first thing in the morning and you’ll be sprinting to the tube stop!
Any of you who have read our previous blogs will know that we are big fans of breakfast (best breakfasts in Hackney). It’s not crowned the most important meal of the day for no reason. Make time to eat in the morning, your body has been without food all night, so when you think about it, missing breakfast isn’t the smartest. Eating in the morning will improve your energy levels dramatically and help you avoid reaching for the kettle.
Did you know, the reason toothpaste is minty is because it stimulates your nerve fibres? Think of it like a cold shower. Next time you find your eyes drooping, chew some gum or pop a mint. You’ll no longer be tired and your breath will be minty fresh!
The sound of keyboards clicking is enough to send anyone to sleep. Dig your headphones out of your bag and stick your Friday playlist on. Uptempo music energizes you and increases your heart rate, waking you up, and generally improving your mood.
Okay so when you’re about to crash getting up and moving is probably the last thing you want to do, but just a little bit of exercise will get you back on you’re A game. Jumping jacks are a great way to increase your heart rate quickly, meaning you can get back to your desk in no time.
While here at Areaworks, we provide a great selection of teas and coffees at all our branches, we fully support alternative ways to wake yourself up! To join our Areaworks family, pop on into our branches or book a tour to see all that our amazing spaces have to offer (along with great coffee!).
Areaworks is a provider of open supportive coworking office spaces in accessible areas throughout London. We don’t believe in stuffy central locations, long commutes, impersonal and uptight environments. We believe there’s a better way of working, and we’re here to make it happen: in our areas, with our areas. We believe in opening up communities that inspire progress and open up opportunities. We offer complete turnkey work place solutions for start-ups, creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. We design our desk coworking to feel open, to encourage collaboration and productivity, to inspire you to think differently. Areaworks currently has two coworking spaces in prime London locations. If you are looking for a coworking space in London, which provides you with the environment and opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, then we have the perfect place for you.