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Unable to concentrate

  1. Dec 28, 2004 #1

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    I'm still sitting in my office, everyone else has been gone for hours. I don't think I've managed to get 30 minutes of actuall work accomplished all day. :frown:

    I know I am mentally tired, I think I woke up 30 times last night. I "must" get these network designs out to my clients if I want any chance of winning the bids. I'm just sitting here staring at this stuff and nothing's clicking.

    I know if I take this stuff home to work on it I will just end up going to sleep. Anyone have any nifty ideas on how to become alert? Caffeine has no affect on me, I can drink a couple of cups of coffee and fall asleep right away.

    Yeah, I'm procrastinating even more by posting this. :blushing:
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2004 #2
    Perhaps you are physically exhausted (or just me projecting, lol) in which case it is time for a good slumber session (goofing on computer does not count as sleep). It is difficult to concentrate when you’re tired. If it’s something else on your mind then I cannot help you because I’ve always had this effect on the ladies.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2004 #3

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    You know I can't concentrate when you are around. :!!)

    I am mentally and physically drained. :frown: Unfortunately the work keeps piling up.

    I could crawl under my desk and take a nap (like George on the old Seinfeld show). Unfortunately the cleaning people and security will both be coming along in a bit.

    Maybe I should just give up and go home.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2004 #4

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    "Ladies and gentlemen take my advice, pull down your pants [support hose] and slide on the ice". :biggrin:
     
  6. Dec 28, 2004 #5

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    Do what everyone else does: give the work to someone under you. Unless, of course, you are at the bottom of the totem pole. Interns are particulary suited for the job
     
  7. Dec 28, 2004 #6
    Having some wild time in bed will cure you, guaranteed.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2004 #7
    I've been staying up too late a lot lately as well. I drove home from work yesterday and I don't remember 3/4 of the drive. A couple of times I felt myself nod off and then I'd jerk awake and make sure I was still on the road. It would scare me enough to keep me awake for about 2 minutes, then I'd start drifting off again. Thankfully I got about 7 hours sleep last night, and it looks like rain tomorrow so I can sleep in. Just go home Evo. get a good nights sleep and work twice as hard tomorrow.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2004 #8

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    Unfortunately I need to do this type of design myself, that's what I do, after I design it I can hand it off to my support people to get pricing, provisioning, etc...
     
  10. Dec 28, 2004 #9

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    Go get take-out food and bring it back to the office. I have the same problem if I'm that tired and take work home, I just fall asleep and don't do it anyway, but if I stay at the office and take a dinner break there, it gets me revitalized enough to keep going for a few more hours. Sometimes a refreshing cold drink works better than coffee. Just the walk to the car and back will help get you woken up a bit too.
     
  11. Dec 28, 2004 #10

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    That's not likely to happen, I live with cats and a dog. They're pretty sound sleepers, not much for partying.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2004 #11

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    Tumor didn't suggest that anyone else would be present.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2004 #12

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    Trib, that's dangerous!

    That's what I think every night. :grumpy:

    Moonbear I just ate and now my eyes are snapping shut. I guess it's time to give up and go home. Feed the animals, crawl into bed with my laptop and end up staying up all night on PF. :blushing:
     
  14. Dec 28, 2004 #13

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  15. Dec 28, 2004 #14
    Danger is my middle name.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2004 #15

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    Music helps motivate and energize me.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2004 #16
    With your laptop? CALL ME ! I will be there in no time. :biggrin:
     
  18. Dec 28, 2004 #17

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    So, you want my laptop!!!! :devil:
     
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    Both :wink:
     
  20. Dec 28, 2004 #19

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    I would have to agree with Kerrie that music is a good motivator. Make sure the music has a good beat and not too mellow. I find that some good heavy metal gives me that extra boost I need to finish a task. Whatever you do, don't get too motivated and jump on your chair trying to sing one of those songs, as you might fall and hurt yourself.
     
  21. Dec 28, 2004 #20
    Wha?.. How many middle names do you have!??
     
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