With the circumstance we are in because of the Pandemic, online business and online jobs have been a trend. It made our lives easier and safer. Rather than risk ourselves going out, we can now do everything online.
All of us are interested in working from home. Aside from the fact that we will not risk ourselves contracting the virus, we will have more time with the family, avoid the hassle of traveling and being stuck in traffic for hours, and we’ll be earning while working in the comfort of our homes. That is why most people are now applying for online jobs, specifically virtual assistant positions.
Working as virtual assistants, we are going to work remotely. Our work schedule will be based on the area where our client is. Are we ready for the transition of working from day to night?
Aside from having a set of skills to be a better virtual assistant, we don’t want our work to be affected because we cannot perform our tasks due to us being sleepy or we can’t stay awake during shift. Tiredness or sleepiness at work is common but this can harm our work performance and make our work less enjoyable.
Here are some tips on how to stay awake at work:
Take a nap
Before your shift starts, take a 30-minute nap. Short periods of rest will make your energy high.
A good way to stay awake without caffeine is to drink low or no-calorie fluids, such as water or herbal tea. Being hydrated will help your circulatory system and get your blood flowing.
Splash your face with cold water
A splash of cold water on your face will draw your circulation upward, toward your head, temporarily renewing your energy, making you more awake.
Keep your space cool
If your workspace is warm this may cause you to become tired, but if it’s cool then it does the other. It will keep your blood flowing and your energy level up.
Put on some tunes
Use music to help wake up your senses. It also can distract you and take your mind off feeling tired.
Give yourself a massage
By lightly massaging select pressure points on your body, you can give yourself a jolt of energy. Key areas include the back of your neck, between your thumb and your index finger, behind your knees, and just below the balls of your feet.
Do some stretching
Basic stretching at your workspace or workstation may help. Stretching the arms over your head, rolling the neck side to side, or doing some torso twists may be simple ways to loosen up tight muscles and keep blood flowing and the body energized.
Keep the workspace bright
Keeping the workspace brightly lit will help keep the mind awake and alert.
Inhale sharp scents
Sharp or pungent scents may help wake up the senses and make a person feel more alert. Inhaling essential oil scents like eucalyptus, peppermint, and the like.
Reduce sugar intake
Eating sugar is often thought to be one of the best ways to stay awake but it’s best to avoid sugar when you’re tired. It causes blood glucose spikes, which may be a spurt of high energy followed by very low energy, which may leave you feeling sleepy.
Do easy tasks
When feeling tired, do easy tasks like replying to emails or filing your documents. Usually, your energy will return after the easy tasks have been completed.
Do deep breathing.
Taking a few deep breaths may be enough for a person to feel rejuvenated and alert.
Change your lifestyle
Make some long-term changes in your lifestyle to avoid symptoms of fatigue and sluggishness. Lifestyle changes include having a more healthful diet, exercising, and getting more sleep.
If you already have the skills to be a VA and apply the above tips on how to stay awake during your shift. You will be able to work efficiently as a VA. Are you willing to start shifting your work? Apply now.
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