We all know how rough it is to stay awake in a boring meeting, whether it's a big company-wide event or a small team discussion that's just a little too long. Find a seat where you have to support your weight a bit -- that will keep you on your toes, and get your attention focused on comfort instead of fighting to keep your eyes open.
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Whether you're sitting on the edge of your chair, or you choose to sit in a chair that's not quite level, pick the most uncomfortable seat you can find for the duration of the meeting. Choose carefully -- if the meeting is going to be several hours, you may not want to be painfully uncomfortable the whole time, but adding a little discomfort to the mix, especially for a shorter get-together, will keep you awake.
Thanks to reader Raevyn for the tip!