How to Stay Awake in Class
You may have classes of different levels of interest. Some may be boring, some may be worth anticipating; you may even have classes you wish you don’t have to take. Here are some tips to stay awake in your most dreary classes:
Have enough sleep the night before. The average sleep for an adolescent is 8 hours daily. Of course, we can’t avoid those late nights or early mornings that we have to stay awake, but make sure that the reason is academics, and not those booty calls. You know what I mean.
Exercise. Make your muscles and bones happy by giving them stretches first thing in the morning. Some of us might have classes in the sixth floor, then the sixth floor of another building. Engaging in morning exercise prepares your body for that tedious stair-climbing and helps blood circulate to your brain.
Caffeine. Coffee, cola, chocolates, and the like stimulate the Central Nervous System. This means that taking generous amounts of caffeine keeps your brain working. However, too much is never good; excessive caffeine can cause insomnia, anxiety, and the like. So, if you don’t want to end up being a lifeless vegetable, be careful with your intake.
Eat. Never come to class hungry, because an empty stomach won’t help your brain and body fully work. Add to that the embarrassment of hearing your tummy grumble, crying for food. In simple words, an empty stomach distracts your concentration.
Say something. Be participative. Join a debate, ask questions, and clarify things you don’t understand. Formulate questions in your mind, construct them into sentences, and speak up.
Sit with a “comfortable” classmate. Sit with someone who knows your problem and could help you stay attentive. Sit with someone whom you can ask questions regarding class matters. Do not, however, sit with someone who will tempt you to chat whole period; or else, your concentration will fly away.
Come on, have some interest in your class. It may be the most boring subject; but hey, maybe if you give it a little chance, it wouldn’t seem that boring after all. Enjoy every experience college life gives you.