I've recently started a summer program at a university, that has class from 9-12. Then a break. Then 1-5. It started last Friday.
Even with first class jitters, and being genuinely interested in the material, boredom set in. And that desperate fight to stay awake started at 1:30. Luckily, we got out at 2:30 the first day.
Either way, what are some of your methods for staying awake in class? I brought an large pack of starburst, but I feel like too much would lead to a sugar crash. And after sucking/chewing it, when it was totally dissolved, I'd have roughly 30 seconds before I started nodding off again. (So I'd had to keep pill popping it continuously)
I drunk water, and it didn't do a damn thing. Checking for my pulse, which is challenging for me, earned a yawn.
I would pinch myself and scratch myself as hard as I could without drawing blood, but my body would just get used to it and be like "That's all you got? Lmao you're boring me" Then nod off.
Last, I would start holding my breath as long as I could....Even, technically, killing myself didn't raise any arousal alarms in my body. In fact, I think when I tried to hold my breath, my body would interrupt and be like "Haha too bad you're shutting down. Which means you nod your head, start closing your eyes, and then lose control of holding your breath and inevitably start breathing. Nice try though" In the end, what woke me up was watching another student, this girl fall asleep in the most hilariously obvious positions. I'm talking head back and body flopped out. Then quickly avoiding my gaze whenever she awoke.
...Anyways. So what are your methods, tips, and techniques? I'm not a fan of doodling because I can never decide on the right thing to draw.
I remember googling this in the past and Google always fails me.
How do you stay awake in class?! Any specific food or candy or sitting position or stretch or mental excercise?