Saturday, 8 May 2010

Stay Awake Silly!

We could all do with some tips to stay awake sometimes, when we haven't slept the previous night, when we're in a boring lecture we can't understand, when we've eaten too much for lunch or for whatever reason the eyes just keep drooping shut and we can't concentrate. Caffeine is the usual remedy. Did you know that green tea contains caffeine? And it's good for you also... how cool is that! The smell of peppermint is said to be reviving also, as is brushing your teeth, splashing your face with cold water, eating an apple, staring out the window, opening the window, jumping out the window (no, please don't do that!), taking a breath of fresh air, turning on the tunes, and if all else fails and you can't just let yourself surrender to a delicious little nap on your desk, then here are some exercises for you. This is a re-post from taogirl, now "no more taogirl", who in turn got it from here:

Below is the routine that I recommend each and everyone of you to preach and practice and follow it every step of the way at work.
As a warm up, let’s do some Tai Chi..

Follow like this to ease your
neck & shoulder pain

Wa..wa.. aaa

Move to the right
and then to the left

After that, move to the left
and then to the right

Just follow. Don’t force yourself to do 360 degrees, 180 degrees will do. Bend down a bit like you gonna faint. Repeat a few times till you’re bored

Grab anything on your desk and smash your head hard. If you are still sleepy smash harder


After that move your feet and swing your body a bit like this. Do it like it’s nobody’s business and remember to smile.


Move your feet and body just a bit like this….
Do it like there’s no problem at all…

And now more aggressive!
Don’t bother about what others say

Let go of all your stress…

If your boss ask what you are doing, move your head slowly like this and tell them you’re dying in the office.

When your boss walked off, get your colleague to join you and move your body like this. The more the merrier …

Finally, dance like this.

Still Sleepy ??

Pssssst: Hopefully you are still employed!


  1. Haha...gave me a good laugh. Too cute!

  2. Thanks Rose! I'm still laughing at this...

    If anyone has any serious tips they'd like to add, I'd love to hear. And comic tips too... after all, you can't fall asleep and LOL at the same time!

  3. It is so cute !

    I tried it, it is amazingly effective.

    Thank you dear Jamintoo.

    Take care.