Everyone struggles with feeling tired from time to time. It’s very common that people misuse, and sometimes abuse, the quick fix remedy of caffeine. Caffeine takes its form in various foods we eat,
however, our North American culture is highly conditioned to sip a coffee, tea, or energy drink to keep our eyes open and our brain stimulated. Here, we’ll share 10 effective ways to stay awake without caffeine.
What happens when you’re in a situation where you can’t get your caffeine fix, or, for various reasons, you’re trying to cut back or eliminate your caffeine intake altogether? At times of fatigue, when taking a nap is simply not possible, what other options do you have to awaken your mind and stimulate your senses to get through the rest of the day? Here are a few strategies to help you stay awake without the
help of caffeine:
Stretch. Stretch your whole body starting from small movements to full body positions
This means, perhaps you’re tired because you are focusing so hard. Try
to take a short break from a time-consuming task and then come back to it after you’ve engaged
in another brief activity.
Smell strong scents
Have a healthy snack
Next time you’re feeling sleepy and want to hit up the closest café, first try one or more of these strategies. Fatigue is often a temporary state which ends when you fall asleep at night, so remind yourself that feeling tired during the day may be resolved by the time you get home and/or when you wake up the next morning. If you feel like you experience fatigue and tiredness most days for the majority of the day, then perhaps it’s wise to seek more professional help.
~ Christine of Parallel Wellness