While it’s always a better idea to go to sleep—if that’s not an option and you just can’t there are some quick and easy things you can do to help keep up your mental stamina when it’s crunch time.
Engage the brain. Whether you work night shift as a security guard or work at a law firm, utilizing engaging activities can keep you awake longer. This might mean working on a project that is most interesting to you if you have the option, or if you’re standing around play brain games: what is the capital of every state? How many presidents can you list?
Grab some tea with ginseng. Panax or Asian Ginseng has long been known for its mind stimulating qualities, but won’t leave you with a crash like coffee. Who knows maybe you’ll even feel good enough to party in a DC Party Bus Rental!