How To Stay Awake!

HowToStayAwake

Hi guys! I’m currently on my study vacation and I have exams starting on the 17th and finishing on the 26th! I can’t wait to finish so I can post a lot more often like I used to! Now that I’m trying to stay up a little later than usual, I was looking for some tips on how to let myself not sleep so early and I came across this list. =) I hope you’ll be able to use them on times where you really need to stay up a little later than usual to do work!

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1. Avoid rooms that are overly heated or warm. Open windows to keep fresh air coming in.

2. Splash cold water onto your face.

3. Physical exercise or warm up. You can do a few jumping jacks every 1 hour or so to keep the blood moving in your body.

4. Listen to music. Boring or overly mundane tasks can cause you to tune out. Hence, listening to music can make your brain more active again.

5. Get a laugh. It wakes up your brain. You could do this by watching something funny on YouTube before you start studying.

6. Draw inspiration from somewhere. Sometimes you feel tired because you lack ideas or interests for an activity. As a result, your brain naturally shuts down to prevent you from wasting energy on something non-rewarding.

7. Bright room can make you feel more alert. However for night owls, bright room might decrease your ability to focus. Hence, use a dim room if you are a night owl.

8. Eat nutritious low carbs snacks such as raspberries, apples, oranges or grapefruits. They are great energy boosters and do not take up energy to digest.

9. Obviously ensure that you have had enough sleep. However, don’t sleep too many hours, because too much sleep can cause you to become even more sleepy.

10. Drink coffee but don’t rely overly too much on it as you can develop dependency.

(Source: Neurolove)

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I hope these tips will be able to help you as much as they’ve helped me! Once again, I do have to apologise for not posting very frequently but I definitely will when I find the time again! ♡

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123 thoughts on “How To Stay Awake!

  1. I'm a Zalfie Fanatic says:

    Great advice! Good luck with your exams! Whenever I need to stay awake (or if I want to, if we’re travelling and I can’t really sleep anywhere I use this method too) I have smoothies. Just blend up some mixed forest fruits berries, 150ml of natural yoghurt, a small banana, a tablespoon of honey, about 300ml of apple juice. Super tasty and energising! ❤️🎀 you’ve also gained a new follower ☺️

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  2. conniecockrell says:

    Studying. Here’s my formula. Don’t drink alcohol. Keep regular hours. Do your homework but if you’re past that point, get someone’s notes who actually paid attention in class. Sleep regular hours. Get an appointment with the professor, if there’s still time, and ask him/her what she/he’d consider the most important point of the class.

    Good luck.

    Oh, And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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      • InvestingforOne says:

        That was a good tip about talking to your professor, but if he/she has any brains at all, s/he’ll ask, “What do YOU think the main point was?” So, you better have an answer ready! Or better yet, “Well, I was considering point A, but then thought Points B and C were also critical to the content of this course, so I’m not really sure.” This shows you are prepared!
        And thanks for stopping off at my blog as well!

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      • Dorkchops says:

        Those professors are the worst! You ask them a question and they just ask you the same question back. So frustrating! 😦 But that’s a really really good tip to use to get over it! 😀 It really does show how prepared you are! You’re welcome! 🙂

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  3. Homie says:

    Those are all great tips. I always keep myself chewing something light, and from hour to hour I take a break and watch a funny video of animals (they are funny and cute, but not interesting enough to make you want to watch more and more). But when I am super tired, I take a shower and wash my hair with the oldest water I can handle. It may not be pleasant at the moment, but once it is finished you feel comfortable and your mind feels clear.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Oh that’s a great idea, eating some small snacks definitely help! HAHA I love animal videos! A shower is really so good to reenergise yourself! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

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