Late Night Tips: Working

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Note from Rachelskirts: This is the third in a series of guest blog posts brought to you by Michael. Enjoy!

"Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep." - Catherine O'Hara

How often do you have to stay up late working on some report for school, or a project for work, or Lord knows what. At least... I sure hope He knows, 'cause I certainly don't. Well, everyone knows that if you want to stay up late, you drink coffee (or caffeine in general). However, what people don't realize is that coffee only tricks your brain into *thinking* it is awake. There comes a point where you will be to tired to trick your brain any further, so you might as well have some backup plans, neh? Eh.

Buy a lot of gum. Gum gives you sugar, which gives you energy. But more importantly, gum keeps you active. It's better than sitting there dozing off without noticing because the only part of you that was active was your brain.

Also, bananas are known to give a quick burst of energy. I never thought I would be advocating the consumption of mush-in-a-skin, but here I am.


I am listening to On The Radio by Regina Spektor. I think I am in love with this song. Anyway...


Speaking of breaks, if you take semi-frequent breaks, that will wake you up a bit. Try going for a small, 5 minute walks. Or take a shower. That will definitely wake you up.

If you are up late studying, as a last resort, try going to bed. You might think that will be counter productive, but your body will be much more alert for the test the next day.

Disclaimer: None of the above statements have been verified by anyone that would be qualified to verify them other than the authors own common sense. The author is not to be held responsible for any injuries sustained through the usage of the above advice. The author does not advocate the consumption of bananas. The author retains the right to deny having given advice that may lead the reader to consume bananas. Use at your own risk.