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7 productivity hacks in case you haven’t gotten enough sleep

Alexandra Osadcha
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1. Go in for sports

Physical activity increases the heart rate and releases serotonin, (the hormone of good mood). You will feel more energized and it will be easier for you to work.

2. Don’t get hung up on sleep deprivation

Get busy and don’t think about how little you have slept. Otherwise, you will be in a bad mood all day. And this will further reduce productivity.

3. Limit your day plan to three tasks

It is unlikely that you will be able to do everything with high quality when you have not slept. Pick the three most important tasks that can’t be postponed. Do them in the morning, while there is still the effect of your morning workout or coffee.

4. Have a healthy breakfast

For breakfast, you need a combination of proteins and carbohydrates. For example, prepare eggs and toast.

5. Drink cold water

Drinking water is generally well for your body, but cold water will help you to cheer up. This is a small shock to the body.

6. If possible, work outside

You’ve probably heard that it’s good to be outdoors when jetlagging. This rule also works during normal sleep fatigue. So go outside more often.

7. Don’t play with caffeine

Don’t rely on caffeine as your sole source of energy. If you drink too much coffee or tea, concentration, on the contrary, will worsen. You will be nervous, unable to work. So you should know when to stop.