Posted 12/5/2013 10:38 AM (GMT -6)
I will usually make a list first thing. This allows me to shift activities when my brain is getting foggy. Change is good because it keep sour brains active. This might help out, some.
Another thing I do is stay hydrated and eat healthy. That coke or cookie sounds good in theory, but can take its revenge later. I carry water everywhere. I have several pieces of fruit or nuts for snacks. If I need another choice of beverage, I try to avoid caffeine and/or sugar.
Moving physically periodically can also be helpful. This, again, really depends on the job.
I depend less on painkillers at work.