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There are a range of techniques which can work. The simplest here, if you can't nap, is to build this low period into your day plan. Unfortunately if you just time shift your day earlier, you are likely to find the low point will move earlier as well. I always try to plan my day with regard to times when I am better/worse at particular types of activity. ...


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Boosting yourself with caffeine may be what you have to resort to, although a very short nap (10 min) would yield much better productivity results and be much healthier. Most employers (except in cultures embracing the siesta) apparently don't know about this. Perhaps you could talk to your boss? Josephine Fairley: According to research, a daytime nap – ...


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Developing interest and motivation is kind of a fuzzy topic, but in my experience it helps if I remind myself why I need or better want to do something. Why it is the best thing for me to do right now and then set myself challenges, break down tasks etc. Its really important though to get the sense of you want to do it. You want it to become your mission ...


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It has been mentioned before for other questions, but the best technique I've found is a standup desk. Caffeine, I've gotten used to it, and my body isn't affected anymore. But standing up has proven very effective. I do it all day long (or at least a lot more than I sit), but you could do it only for an hour or two in the afternoon if you don't like doing ...


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Here's what works for me. Its a 3 step program Plenty of sleep the night before. You know how much you need. Get it. Exercise in the morning. 20 minutes or more jogging does it for me.I am more alert on the days that I run than the days that I don't run Avoid high carbohydrate meals. It could be my proclivity toward diabetes, but I have found that ...


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First . . . there are times when I've been able to take a nap to beat the afternoon slump. The problem is it's then nearly impossible for me to get to bed at a reasonable time, so the next day is worse. Because of that, I mostly try to work around the slump, i.e., save the items that require minimal mental energy expenditure for that time. Even then, I'll ...


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Another option not yet mentioned is to get up and move around. If you can't take a nap, take a few minutes to rapidly walk up and down some stairs and get your heart rate up. The extra blood and oxygen to your brain will help wake you up and make you alert again. This, of course, is only applicable if you have a sedentary job. If you're already digging a ...


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You could try self-hypnosis(wikipedia). Ideally, follow some basic training if you can find any in your area and then practice yourself (that's the 'self-' part). I'd recommend a good book on the topic, but it's in French, and not translated to English I'm afraid. Here's the reference just in case: auto-hypnose au quotidien.


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You would need to get (professional) help to determine what is "I don't want to work on". Unless you get those reasons clear, accept them, and put something better in place there are no easy tricks. Recognizing "what's so" in your reasoning and associated behavior is easier with someone who's trained in those techniques, and from you it demands being ...



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